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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: PAPRIKA (2006)

By Joshua Ow Yong & Daniela Trasporto Made in 2006, “Paprika”, also known as ‘????’ (Papurika), was directed and co-written by cinema genius Satoshi Kon, one of Japan’s animation greats. “Paprika” was regrettably Kon’s last fully-completed film as he passed away during the period of time he was directing his new film, Dreaming Machine, which he […]

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MASTERCLASS WITH ELLIE NGIM

A grumpy delivery man finding love in a quaint flower store, two sisters’ need for each other in a troubled household, and a childhood romance blossoming in a hospital’s nursery- these are the 3 stories that have sprouted from the easily-wandering mind of part-time filmmaker, full-time banker, Ms Ellie Ngim- the first masterclass master to […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: THE IRON GIANT (1999)

Here’s a film from Brad Bird, well known director of some of the coolest animated films ever, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, as well as the latest science fiction flop Tomorrowland. We at SGNewwave had the pleasure of screening his first film, The Iron Giant, a bright film which has held the hearts of many indie fans […]

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What Time Is It There? (2001)

What Time Is It There? directed by Tsai Ming-Liang is a quirky tale about 3 interrelated lonely people in Taipei and Paris. This may seem like a traditional love story, but the film’s central idea is about obsession. In Taipei, Hsiao-kang’s father has passed away and his mother misses him. Meanwhile, Hsiao-kang meets a girl on a […]

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Lost in Translation (2003)

“Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.” Lost in Translation (2003), as its title suggests, is not a film that can be put precisely into words. It is an experience, a slice of life, or transience, however you choose to call it. The film is fairly void of narrative […]

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