Tomo has been abandoned by her mother, again. While this isn’t the first time it’s happened, and her mother has been more-or-less an absent parent since day one, it still hurts. Unable to live on her own, the eleven-year-old seeks refuge with her uncle Makio. He gladly accepts but he doesn’t live alone anymore, he […]

Alexander Payne’s (Sideways, About Schmidt) ‘The Descendants’, starring George Clooney (Ides of March, Syriana) in the lead role as Matt King, paints a heart-breaking picture of a man’s struggle to take care of his daughters after his wife is sent into a coma. Set in Hawaii, one would initially believe that the story will be […]