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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Casey Neistat

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

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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.

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