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Film Reviews by Celeste Heiter




After Life

Air America 

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams 

American Adobo 

American Pastime 

Anna and the King

Apocalypse Now (Redux) 

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 

The Band's Visit 

The Beach

Beautiful Boxer 

Before the Rains

The Betrayal

Black Narcissus 

Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi 

The Bow 

Brick Lane 

The Bridge on the River Kwai 

Buffalo Boy 


The Cave of the Yellow Dog 

Cherry Blossoms

Children of Heaven 

Christmas in August

* * * Celeste at Cinequest * * *

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Salvation and Redemption: Key Themes of Asian Films at Cinequest 2014

Strangers in Strange Lands at Cinequest 2013

Dreams and Relationships Take Center Stage at Cinequest 2012

Lost and Found at Cinequest 21

Transcending Tragedy at Cinequest 2010

Asian Films Play "I've Got a Secret" at San Jose's Cinequest 2009

On the Edge of Our Seats at Cinequest 18

Roads Taken...At Cinequest 2007

A Cinematic Kaleidoscope at San Jose's Cinequest 16

Other Lives...Other Worlds at Cinequest 2005 

Cinequest 2004

Cinequest 2003

* * * San Jose's Cinequest * * *

City of Ghosts 

The Civilization of Maxwell Bright 

Close to Eden (Urga) 

The Color of Paradise 

Combination Platter 

Crying Ladies 


Eat a Bowl of Tea

Eat Drink Man Woman

Eliana, Eliana

Farewell My Concubine 

Feng Shui 


Firefly Dreams

Fleeing by Night

Flower Drum Song 

Flowers of Shanghai 

Forever Fever - That's The Way I Like It 

The Forsaken Land


Gran Torino 

Green Tea

Gung Ho

Hachiko: A Dog's Story 

The Harmonium in My Memory 


The Hidden Blade

Hiroshima, Mon Amour

How to Cook Your Life 

If You Are the One 

Imelda: Power, Myth, Illusion 

In Between Days 

In the Mood for Love 


Infernal Affairs 

Iron and Silk

The Isle

Jan Dara

Japanese Story

Ju Dou

Kailangan Kita 

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love 

The Killing Fields and Swimming to Cambodia 

The King and I / Anna and the King 

The King of Masks 


Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India 

The Last Life in the Universe 

The Last Samurai


Lawrence of Arabia

The Legend of Suriyothai

Lemon Tree

Life Show

Little Buddha

The Lover

Lord Jim 

Love and Honor 

Lust, Caution 


The Man Who Would Be King 

Mano Po 

Memoirs of a Geisha 


The Mirror

Mississippi Masala 


Mongolian Ping Pong

Mongolian Tale

Monsoon Wedding

Mr. Nice Guy

My Neighbor Totoro

The Namesake 

Nang Nak 

Nasaan Ka Man 

Noble House

Nobody Knows

Of Love and Eggs



Once in a Blue Moon

The Orphan of Anyang


The Overture

Painted Fire 

Paradise Road 

A Passage to India 

Pavilion of Women 



The Quiet American

Raise the Red Lantern

The Ramen Girl

The Razor's Edge 

The Red Shoes 

Rice Rhapsody 

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles 

The Road Home 

The Scent of Green Papaya

Seven Years in Tibet 

Shakespeare Wallah 

Shanghai Triad

Slumdog Millionaire

Snow Falling on Cedars 

South Pacific 

The Spiral Road 

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring 

Steam - The Turkish Bath 

The Stoning of Soraya M.

The Story of the Weeping Camel 

Swimming to Cambodia

A Symphony of Cooking Utensils 

The Syrian Bride


Taste of Cherry


Times and Winds

Treeless Mountain

The Twilight Samurai 


Travellers and Magicians 

Tuya's Marriage

Turtles Can Fly 

Two Brothers 

Umrao Jaan 


The Visitor 

The Way Home 

The Wedding Banquet 

Woman in the Dunes 

The Year of Living Dangerously 


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Published on 10/8/04

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