• Movies,  reviews

    [Movie Review] Takumi Kun Series 1: And The Spring Breeze Whispers

    Set at Shidō Academy, a boys’ boarding school, the story focuses on Takumi Hayama, a lonely and shy boy who suffers from an extreme phobia of human contact and can not bear being touched by other people due to a past trauma. In his second year at school, Takumi is paired in a room with Giichi “Gii” Saki. Gii was brought up abroad and is the school idol with his exceptional academic performance, as well as his good looks. One day, Gii confesses to Takumi that he has been in love with him for some time. This unexpected truth of events unsettles Takumi. However, he begins to learn more about…

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    [Movie Review] Formula 17

    Formula 17 is a gay romantic comedy, coming of age story that was released back in 2004 or 2005. I’m not entirely sure which year it was because everywhere I check says one or the other. Either way, it was released in the early 2000s. I see this movie recommended in the BL movie lists online so I decided to give it a try. The film follows a 17 year old boy named Tien who left his small town for the big city of Taipei to meet his online “boyfriend”. Tien is a hopeless romantic and believes that he is going to meet the love of his life and stands…

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    [Movie Review] Front Cover

    Front Cover is a movie that was released back in 2016. For a quick synopsis, the movie is about an openly gay man named Ryan who works in the fashion industry. He is of Chinese descent but was born and raised in the USA and is culturally distant from his Chinese heritage. One day at work he is told that he is going to be working with an up and coming actor from China named Ning who is coming to the USA for a while to branch out and reach a wider audience. A big issue is that Ning refuses to work with anyone who is not Chinese. Once they…