Dead Sushi

Cinema for the belly: For the love of food

In my previous post about food films, I went on for probably too many paragraphs about what I didn’t like about the portrayal of food and the food industry in films. So, I thought to be fair, I’d revisit a…

HIFF review: ‘Dead Sushi’

I’ve always joked that all men reach full maturity at age 12. After that, they just get bigger. This statement has never been truer than with the movie, “Dead Sushi,” staring Rina Takeda.Noboru Iguchi, director of “RoboGeisha,” “Karate-Robo Zaborgar” and…

HIFF Reviews: ‘The Thieves’ and ‘Barfi!’

Nonstop Honolulu is reviewing films featured at the 2012 Hawaii International Film Festival, happening now through Oct. 21. Find our ongoing series of reviews and coming screening dates below.The Thieves“The Thieves” just recently became the all-time best selling movie in…

HIFF Japan Reception

Koji Yakusho, this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and star of “The Woodsman and the Rain,” joined Rina Takeda, star of “Dead Sushi” and “Ultraman Saga” director Hideki Oka at Sunday’s Japan Reception at Halekulani.Guests were able…