Cinema Asian America: Filmmaker David Boyle Discusses ‘Surrogate Valentine’

After premiering at this year’s South By Southwest Film Festival and drawing acclaim through festival screenings across the country, David Boyle’s latest film, the winning “Surrogate Valentine” is available this month in the Cinema Asian America section of XFINITY On Demand. A black and white, indie, rock’n’roll road trip film, “Valentine” follows San Francisco musician […]

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U2 Can Be a Movie Star: Drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is ‘Man on the Train’

Imagine my surprise, sitting in my local art cinema watching coming attraction trailers, when I saw the name Larry Mullen Jr., co-starring in ‘Man on the Train,’ a remake of Patrice Leconte’s 2002 French film, playing the role that earned that country’s pop star Johnny Hallyday critical respect as an actor. And yes, it’s that […]

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Cinema Asian America: Director Amyn Kaderali on ‘Kissing Cousins’

Los Angeles-based independent filmmaker Amyn Kaderali’s debut feature film, the romantic comedy “Kissing Cousins,” is available all through June on XFINITY On Demand. Amir (Samrat Chakrabarti) is a “relationship termination specialist,” who delivers bad news from one spouse/partner/boyfriend/girlfriend to another. At the same time, he also can’t seem to hold down a relationship of his […]

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Tribeca Film Festival: Zach Braff’s “High Cost of Living’ On Demand

Breaking into song for an episode of “Scrubs” was easy for Zach Braff. Learning to smoke for his latest movie, “The High Cost of Living”?  Not so much. “I never smoked cigarettes before and my character chain smokes,” Braff, 35, reveals.  “And I hate it in movies when people clearly look like they have never […]

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Cinema Asian America: Christopher Wong On His Film ‘Whatever It Takes’

The story of the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics is one of intimate dramas, big dreams and aspirations, enormous highs and lows, and as told by Christopher Wong his documentary “Whatever It Takes,” it is a chronicle of how one small upstart school in New York has helped to shape the discussion of educational […]

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