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Akemi is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and still cannot write a proper biography. She has a B.A. in Cinema Studies with a minor in Producing and has no idea what she is going to do with that. She loves comedy in all of its forms and wants desperately to be a stand-up comedian but has stage fright and all of her writing is incredibly sad. She hopes to one day to be a film professor because trapping a bunch of people to listen to her talk about movies all day would be a dream come true.

BOYS FOR SALE: Tokyo's Underworld

Boys For Sale dives into the world of the urisen (also known as “boys”) that are paid to have sex with other men. Brought

Anote's Ark: Fighting, Not Drowning

Matthieu Rytz' documentary Anote's Ark aims to explore the personal cost of climate change, that remains ignored by politicians internationally.

EKAJ: A Young Story That Needs to Grow

Ekaj captures the reality of LBGTQ youth that find themselves discarded by life. When their family doesn’t accept who they are, they run to

FLATLINERS: Some Things Should Stay in the 90s

Flatliners is a terrible remake of an already bad movie, whose basis is genuinely interesting but the vision poorly conceived.

THE BIG SICK: Your New Favorite Rom-Com

The Big Sick is not another run-of-the-mill rom-com: it's got heart, humor, a touching story, and a refreshing take of immigrant life.

COUNTING FOR THUNDER: A Missed Opportunity

Partly autobiographical, Counting for Thunder is a film that sometimes works, but mostly fails in its attempt to blend both drama and comedy.

CHIPS: Not For Fans Or For Anyone Else

Wasted characters, little humor, and lackluster action scenes make CHiPs a rather bland adaptation of the famous TV series.

What White Washing Says To Asians (Video)

Asian actors make up 1.3% of leading roles in films and it's painful to see opportunities for us to be on screen given to

Casey Neistat

Casey Neistat is raising the bar of YouTube filmmaking, leading a new generation of creators that are democratizing the process of filmmaking.

THE LAST WORD: An Easy But Tropey Watch

The Last Word is an easy, funny watch, with great performances from MacLaine and Seyfried, but on the whole, isn't very substantial.