Category Archive: Asian-American film

Philip Ahn and Dosan Park

A few months ago I went to Korea for the first time. My food highlights were eating beondegi (silkworm larvae) and drinking persimmon juice. I didn’t get to do anything movie related aside… Continue reading

Piccadilly (1929)

Piccadilly is a late British silent.  It’s a shame silents ended so soon.  Piccadilly is a good example of how it could have matured.  The exaggerated silent gestures were toned down giving it… Continue reading

The Wrath of the Gods (1914)

The Wrath of the Gods stars the earliest and biggest Asian leading man in American cinema,  Sessue Hayakawa.  Fellow silent actress Tsuru Aoki,  eventually Hayakawa’s real-life wife, portrays his daughter. What may peek the interest of audiences is… Continue reading