Yellowface — Hollywood Chinese

Famed Asian-American rights activist Ngoc-Thu Thi Nguyen and I watched this documentary about depictions of Chinese in Hollywood film called ... Hollywood Chinese. I love observing how Hollywood deals with all races and ethnicities. Sometimes it's hilarious and sometimes it's pretty appalling and then there's the rare occasion on which it rings true, which usually … Continue reading Yellowface — Hollywood Chinese

Cinéma Direct vs. Cinéma Verité – The Quest for Cinematic Truth

Today marks the one billionth time the term "cinéma vérité" was used in a manner with which I don't agree. This time it was in reference to a shaky-cam advertisement for blue jeans or cell phones or something. Cinéma Direct Cinéma Direct is documentary genre that began in Quebec in 1958. The Quiet Revolution, a cultural … Continue reading Cinéma Direct vs. Cinéma Verité – The Quest for Cinematic Truth