X-Men: Apocalypse is a confused, bloated, mess of a film.
Jana Monji, made in San Diego, California, lost in Japan several times, has written about theater and movies for the LA Weekly, LA Times, and currently, Examiner.com and the Pasadena Weekly. Currently living in LA, she has found her inner Latina dancing Argentine tango. Her short fiction has been published in the Asian American Literary Review.
Part two of Jana Monji's essay about the portrayal of Asian characters in cinema.
Part one of Jana Monji's essay about the portrayal of Asian characters in cinema.
A report from a panel at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival about diversity in the light of the 2015 Oscar ceremony.
FFC Jana Monji previews "Jackie Robinson," the new PBS documentary special from Ken Burns.
FFC Jana Monji sees a 2012 documentary as particularly relevant to today's headlines.
Two new shows worked to build an audience at this year's WonderCon. One of our FFCs was there.
A FFC essay on the values of Downton Abbey and Roger's fandom of the show.
A piece on extending the conversation about diversity at the Oscars to include all minorities.
A conversation between the writers at RogerEbert.com about monkeys in cinema.
An article about "Star Wars" fashion.