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BLUE BAYOU: Form vs. Content

This review contains spoilers to Justin Chon’s BLUE BAYOU –    A work of art (film in this instance) can be broken up into two intersecting concepts: form and content. While content is the subject of the artwork, form deals

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BLUE BAYOU: HIFF Talk Story with Justin Chon

  HIFF recently hosted a special advance screening of Justin Chon’s BLUE BAYOU, which will open nationwide on September 17 only in theaters. This is Justin’s 4th film as a director. His first film, MAN UP, which is a bromance

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STOPPING THE SPREAD

How a Continuous Misrepresentation of Hawai‘i in Films Has Burdened Locals Because cinema is often used as an escape for people feeling trapped, stuck, or uninspired, it only makes sense that the genre of “vacation movies” exists.  THE HANGOVER (2009),

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