Best Movies of 2015 - San Francisco Weekly
December 23, 2015
The 10 Best Movies of 2015
According to the Motion Picture Association of America, 2014 saw the release of 707 movies, and that doesn'tinclude the scrappy independent and foreign films that fly under their radar. The figures for 2015 haven't been released yet...
Cinema Tropical Nominees - Hollywood Reporter
December 16, 2015
The only U.S. awards for Latin American films unveiled the nominations for its sixth edition.
Twenty-nine films from 12 countries have been nominated in the sixth annual edition of the Cinema Tropical Awards.
The event is the only U.S. awards honoring the best of Latin American cinema of the year...
Review - Washington Post
November 12, 2015
‘East Side Sushi,’ a satisfying slice of cross-cultural life
The best cooking movies pay attention to detail. Like a well-trained chef, a director making a film about food prep knows how important it is to capture the proper way to julienne a vegetable, or the careful plating of an entree, just before it’s whisked off to a diner’s table.
September 20, 2015
Diana Elizabeth Torres plays an unlikely sushi chef in Anthony Lucero's delectable writing-directing debut.
Given the recent rise in popularity of the mutant-sized sushi burrito and other dubious but satisfying fusion-cuisine hybrids, the time feels improbably right for "East Side Sushi"...
Review - The Mercury News
September 15, 2015
Review: 'East Side Sushi' a soulful crowd-pleaser
Not only was it filmed in Oakland, where it flashes some of the city's major attractions -- the soothing beauty of Lake Merritt, the regalness of the Grand Lake Theatre, the cultural vitality of the Fruitvale district, to name a few...
East Side Sushi - Variety Latino
Septiembre 4, 2015
‘East Side Sushi’: Una latina lucha por convertirse en chef de comida japonesa
La cultura latina y japonesa se conectan de manera muy peculiar en la película independiente East Side Sushi. ¿Te da curiosidad? Entonces haz click en el adelanto que puedes ver arriba...
Review - The Hollywood Reporter
December 11, 2014
Diana Elizabeth Torres and Yutaka Takeuchi co-star in Anthony Lucero’s delightful debut
Writer-director Anthony Lucero’s food-centered family dramedy serves up plenty of gentle humor to assuage the struggles of an aspiring sushi chef with a mismatched skill set...
Actress and Life Obsession
November 11, 2014
Rising Startled: Diana Elizabeth Torres
Diana Elizabeth Torres is one of the most promising indie actresses who is going to be the face of captivation in the coming months. Her leading role in “East Side Sushi” may yet start a global revolution where everyone is passionate to make sushi...