November 17, 2022

HOCCI @ HIFF42: BAD AXE Review

BAD AXE is an official selection of the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani. It is currently available to view on the Festival’s streaming platform until November 27th (Hawai‘i only) – Purchase Tickets  Filmmaker David Siev successfully creates a portrait of American life during a time of turmoil in his new film BAD …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: Cinema Violence in PROJECT WOLF HUNTING & HUNT

Warning: The following contains spoilers for PROJECT WOLF HUNTING (2022) and HUNT (2022). Over the course of HIFF42, I watched two South Korean films that were centered around and saturated with brutal violence: one considered it a spectacle, something that it assumed the audience wanted to see, and something that could easily be assigned moral …

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HOCCI @ HIFF42: GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD Review

GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD screened at the 42nd Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani When regarding the art and ingredients of making a gangster film, Quentin Tarantino stated, “a good, pulpy story or you need an aspect of criminality that you want to put under a microscope.” He also added that a satirical subtext is …

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