Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

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Hawaii Film Critics Society 2016 Nominees List

The Hawaii Film Critics Society has once again cast their votes and nominated a broad range of films for their year’s end list. Damien Chazelle’s beloved, Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone-starring musical “La La Land” led the charge with thirteen nominations, more than any other film (in fact, last year’s most nominated title, “Carol,” only received ten)….

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Hidden Figures

The space race of the 1960’s defined a generation and leading America to be the first to put a man on the moon is one of John F. Kennedy’s crowning achievements as President. We know the men who risked their lives in service of our country to reach the moon and “touch the face of…

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A Monster Calls

J.A. Bayona’s “A Monster Calls” is based on a YA Novel and depicts a young boy’s relationship with a massive, lumbering monster. Yet, the movie doesn’t play like it sounds and surpasses expectations on multiple levels. Although the novel is familiar to young adults, the story is awfully tough, even wrenching at times and may…

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Hidden Figures

The space race hit its legendary stride in 1962, when John Glen became the first American astronaut to orbit planet Earth. After being one-upped by Russian cosmonauts, NASA got the edge it needed in exploring the cosmos and advancing their space program. What very few people knew was the involvement of three remarkable African-American women…

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Best of 2016

10. “The Queen of Katwe” – A girl rises from a Uganda slum to become a chess master in this colorful true tale of challenge over  impossible odds, propelled by actress Lupita N’yongo and director Mira Nair. 9. “Sully” – The “miracle on the Hudson” is only the beginning of the trials for steely pilot…

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