SG NEW WAVE

OUR MOVEMENT IN FILM

IN MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

  Romance is one of the most extensively explored themes in the history of cinema. So much so that almost every single movie ever released has romance in their plot, one way or another. With that in mind, what makes Wong Kar Wai’s 2000 film “In the Mood for Love” stand out from the rest? […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: FANTASTIC MR FOX (2009)

Wes Anderson? I’m not particularly a fan of him but that doesn’t mean I need to hate his work. His films are visually unique. Fantastic Mr Fox is quite an ordinary story of a character, which is fantastic, with an inciting incident to midpoint and to its ending with a slight character change. Even then […]

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MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)

I have never particularly shared a dying love for the films of Wes Anderson, I usually have this brooding complaint after watching any film of his: ‘too whimsy’. Yet, somehow I always do come back to watch more, often times yearning for a more light hearted tale. Amongst all of the American film auteurs still […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: LÉON THE PROFESSIONAL (1994)

Leon is a movie about two unlikely souls meeting in the most unlikely of situations. Mathilda, a twelve-year-old girl played by Natalie Portman loses her entire family to a corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield played by the exceedingly brilliant Gary Oldman only to be rescued by a skilled but quiet hitman Leon played by the […]

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THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997)

The fifth element in itself is an intriguing concept. But to a jaded student like me, one who has constantly seen the poster tacked onto a wall of a corridor of my school, let’s just say that I’ve been desensitized by this all encompassing title. Still, when I sat down to this titilating sci-fi action […]

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