It’s been a year and HIFF is starting now. Check out their site HIFF.ORG. As many of you in Hawaii already know, that if you miss it here, you’ll have missed it completely. I’ll also be judging this film festival’s Features Competition section, so yes, I’ll be out there to see some films and take it in the events. I shall remain impartial and do what I can. You’d think that judging is easy and fun, but when you think about it, these films have the investment of some people’s lives. Doing this right, matters to me. Also judging is Tamlyn Tomita, 25 years after Karate Kid II. Yes, I am the man who is still fighting for her honor.