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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 - Wshington 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.

Review - Seattle Times

November 12, 2015

East Side Sushi: Rolling out a delightful performance.


This charming little picture tells the tale of a young Latina woman (played by Diana Elizabeth Torres) pursuing the unlikely dream of becoming a sushi chef. 

Review - Huffington Post

September 23, 2015

"East Side Sushi": Fusion!


Anthony Lucero's fine film "East Side Sushi" uses the framework of food film to deftly explore class, work, ethnicity and sexism...

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 - Los Angeles Times

September 19, 2015

In 'East Side Sushi,' aspiring Latina chef tries to slice through restaurant glass ceiling


Juana, the heroine of “East Side Sushi,” has run through a series of dead-end jobs in an effort to provide for her daughter...

Latin Times Interview

September 18, 2015

Anthony Lucero, Diana Elizabeth Torres Talk 'East Side Sushi,' Immigrants And Feminism [EXCLUSIVE]


Anthony Lucero’s first feature film, “East Side Sushi,” follows the story of Juana, played by Diana Elizabeth Torres...

Review - The Village Voice

September 18, 2015

East Side Sushi


The middle of the night is the start of the workday for single mother Juana Martinez (Diana Elizabeth Torres), who helps her father, Apa (Rodrigo Duarte Clark), with his roadside fruit cart in East Oakland, California...


Movie Review - San Francisco Chronicle

September 17, 2015

Novice director rolls out feel-good film with ‘East Side Sushi'


She’s a Mexican food-cart worker in Oakland; he’s a tradition-minded Japanese American who runs a by-the-books sushi place...

East Side Sushi - Indiewire

September 16, 2015

The way to a woman’s heart is through...sushi!


Years of working in the food industry have made Juana's hands fast-very fast. She can slice and dice anything you throw at her with great speed and precision...

Review - L.A. Weekly

September 16, 2015

East Side Sushi


The middle of the night is the start of the workday for single mother Juana Martinez (Diana Elizabeth Torres), who helps her father, Apa (Rodrigo Duarte Clark), with his roadside fruit cart in East Oakland, California...

Review - San Francisco Weekly

September 16, 2015

East Side Sushi


As its title implies, Anthony Lucero's terrific East Side Sushi is hardcore sushi porn, but it's also funny and uplifting...

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...

Entrevista - Telemundo

Septiembre 10, 0215

La inspiración de East Side Sushi


Elva Saray platicó con Diana Elizabeth Torres sobre la película East Side Sushi que promete inspirar a más de uno...

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...

Noticias - Reforma

Septiembre 03, 2015

Luego de ganar el premio a la película favorita del público en el Hola México Film Festival, que se llevó a cabo en mayo en Los Ángeles, East Side Sushi llegará a las salas de Estados Unidos el 18 de septiembre...

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...

The Film Yap Interview

October 15, 2014

Diana Elizabeth Torres, “East Side Sushi”


For her first leading role, Diana Elizabeth Torres makes a turn as Juana, a Hispanic single mother who gets a job at a sushi restaurant. She soon begins learning how to make sushi, but faces obstacles from her boss...

Latin Heat Entertainment

June 19, 2014

Diana Elizabeth Torres Stars in Award-winning Film “East Side Sushi”


East Side Sushi won the audience Award at San Jose’s Cinequest Film Fest where it played to four sold out screenings this past March. The film stars Mexican actress Diana Elizabeth Torres...

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