Chinese New Year Killers
For me, a Chinese immigrant myself, what is sadder than the Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay shooting tragedies is the lack of cultural understanding of mainstream media in reporting the events, causing the unnecessary panic of hate crimes and deflecting from three main issues behind both tragic crimes: 1) accessibility of lethal weapons in America, 2) the lack of mental health resources for older Chinese immigrants and 3) like Christmas for Americans, Chinese New Year can be a triggering time of the year for Chinese immigrants who are psychologically unstable.
Third Annual Yale in Hollywood Fest Announces Awards
On December 3, 2022 at 3 pm Pacific Time, Yale in Hollywood Fest, the virtual global festival in its third edition, announces its awards and…
Comedy Invasion, the First Diverse Canadian Stand-up Comedy TV Series, to World Premiere at Toronto’s Historic CineCycle
A couple of months earlier, I called almost every Toronto screening venue but no no would return my call other than Martin Heath of CineCycle. And it is why I decided to world premiere my TV series Comedy Invasion, the first diverse Canadian Content stand-up TV series on Sat Nov 26 from 2 pm to 6 pm Eastern Time at Toronto’s CineCycle.
Some Films for This Halloween
This Halloween season, I’ve been binging horror films and discovered some really compelling and genre defining new films. Check them out! #somefilmsforthishalloween
Did the Haunted Bay Creators Capture an Image Proving the Existence of Ghosts?
Celebrate this Halloween by binging three seasons of The Haunted Bay on AAM.tv! We have interviewed the creator Ying Liu and director of photography Matthew Abaya of The Haunted Bay series where the team claimed they have captured a real image of a ghost / spirit on their Teledyne Flir camera in Season 2 Episode 4 “Warfield Ghost Footage” of the series.
The Problem with Audrey Rose
Audrey Rose was one of those films I had read about as a teenager in the 80s but bad never seen. Finally, I sat down, watched it and was surprised to find out that it was directed by the late Robert Wise, master of musical epics. While a compelling movie, Audrey Rose is a very flawed feature film, mostly because of Frank De Felitta’s problematic novel and screenplay. If a movie was flawed at the writing level, there really was no way the film could be great, which is exactly why Audrey Rose is a compelling but broken film.
A Taste of Spaghetti Fear
By “Spaghetti Fear” I don’t mean the fear of spaghetti but rather “spaghetti horror,” the genre of horror films pioneered by Italian filmmakers such as Mario Bava who made the 1960 cult classic Black Sunday with Barbara Steele.
The Fascinating and Unlikely Rise of Actor Robert Bronzi
Just as I was about to sleep, I came across Lionsgate’s 2021 The Gardener whose keyart features Charles Bronson. I was startled awake as I thought Charles Bronson died in 2003.
An Open Letter from Wayne Lo
I became serendipitously connected with Wayne through his art at Hayena Gallery when I was producing the feature film #1 Serial Killer aka Chink. I…
The 2K Restored Version of Flow Is Arguably Quentin Lee’s First Feature
A prolific filmmaker and creator who started UCLA Film School in 1993, Quentin Lee has set off to make stories about his community, queer Asians,…