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Posts by Dr. Craig D. Reid

  1. SDAFF 12: ZAI JIAN, SAYONARA, BYE-BYE AND JIRO…JIR-IO :o)

    Posted October 29th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    In the paraphrased words of Nat King Cole the merry old sole, “The party’s over, it’s time to call it a day. Now we must wake up, all dreams must end. Take off our makeup, it’s all over, my friend…at least for this year.”  The closing night of the 12th Annual San Diego Asian Film […]

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  2. SDAFF D-8: THE POWER OF MILLIONS

    Posted October 28th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Well, it’s closing night eve, the passion is still going strong, but there is of course that wee voice powering its way through, “Tomorrow is the last day of the 12th Annual SDAFF.” As with anything in time and health, we can’t stop the next day from happening, yet we can at least prepare for […]

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  3. SHAOLIN: TEMPLE IN THE FOREST – A REAL TREE-T

    Posted October 27th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    One of the glorious beautiful things about SDAFF is that last night (October, 26, 2011) we martial arts film fans finally got to see a great martial arts movie on the big screen instead of always having to huddle around the TV and watching the DVDs, or strain our already tired eyes gaping at computer monitors with Netflix […]

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  4. ETERNITY – LEAP OF LOVE OR LEAP OF FAITH

    Posted October 26th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    After four hours of healing, reading chi and pulling out people’s pain in the lobby, my wife Silvia and I were ready to relax a little. And what better film during the whole festival thus far is there to sit back, be calm, chill, fade out and not have to sit on the edge of […]

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  5. SDAFF D-4: NINJAS TAKE OFF, JET LI LANDS

    Posted October 25th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    I’m wondering what gobsmacked grolly decided that this past weekend was a great idea to shut down two lanes on the 805S here in San Diego making traveling from the North down to the Film Festival as difficult (for about 3 miles) as heading downtown to LA on the 10E during the Monday morning commute?  […]

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  6. IT’S BOB, NO BUB, BAB, BEB…EXCUSE THE VOWEL LANGUAGE…IT’S BIB – BIG IN BOLLYWOOD

    Posted October 24th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Day 3 of SDAFF, and this is an insane article title for an insane film, the kind of movie that will keep any aspiring actor believing that their big break is around the corner, because it’s the passion that should keep one going and not the money.   My first Hollywood gig back in 1996 was […]

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  7. GLOVE – HEARING IMPAIRED, LIFE REPAIRED, AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE SPOILED

    Posted October 22nd, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    Apart from the obvious themes of last night’s, based on a true story film GLOVE, about how an extreme underdog, hearing impaired high school baseball team in South Korea overcame great adversity, broke the odds and used their lack of audio comprehension as a strength rather than a weakness, the film had a secondary, subliminal theme. It […]

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  8. OPENING NIGHT: TAKE 12

    Posted October 21st, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    It’s 6:30 pm, we’re flying at 70 mph on the 163 and then….10 mph traffic…jam…not strawberry, raspberry or gooseberry but car-berry and the clock looks stuck in fast forward. Next thing I see…6:50 pm and we’re just turning onto Friars Road. Danger, danger, Hazard nearby…wait, that’s not danger, that’s something we’re looking for…but wait…no parking. […]

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  9. “Twas the Night Before the Festival…”

    Posted October 19th, 2011 by in Essays

    Yep, it’s the 12th Anniversary of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and it’s like sticking your head in a freezer: cool. But on the other hand, there is also an oven in the cinematic kitchen that features hot movies that are being served up this year to appease the palates of all filmgoers, only […]

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  10. SHAOLIN: Chan Goes Ch’an

    Posted October 13th, 2011 by in Uncategorized

    It doesn’t matter what film franchise you chose in Western movies, whether it’s James Bond, a Marvel/DC comicbook hero brought to “life” or even Star Wars, no “franchise” compares to the real life legends and heroes of the Shaolin Temple, that have been a mainstay of Chinese cinema since 1928, when the silent film Fang Shi-yu, […]

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