SG NEW WAVE

OUR MOVEMENT IN FILM

HUGO (2011)

Violence. Crime. Debauchery. These are the underlying themes of almost all of Scorsese’s pictures- Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Departed, all of which garnered universal acclaim and places on thousands of critic’s top ten lists. At this point, you’re probably wondering what Scorsese was going for with the family-friendly Hugo. The trailer marketed the […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: BLADE RUNNER (1982)

I’m not going to lie — Blade Runner is a confusing film. And that’s exactly what makes it so compelling. It’s puzzling precisely because of the film’s need for its audience to be analysing and questioning its content. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, Star Wars) is a Blade Runner, essentially a hitman for Replicants. Replicants are […]

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MINORITY REPORT (2002)

What can a man do when the system he once sought to uphold suddenly turns against him? Enter the world of Minority Report. Set in 2054, Washington D.C. has implemented a controversial system for apprehending murderers. That is, a specialised crime unit, PreCrime, enlists the help of three psychics, known as Pre-Cogs, to predict the […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: THE ARTIST (2011)

In terms of technology, making a silent film in the 21st century is something of a step backward. But in terms of everything else, it’s a gift. Like many might be, I was skeptical of watching The Artist. I couldn’t understand where a silent film would fit into the age of today’s movies, where sound and dialogue, […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: ZOMBIELAND (2009)

Disneyland, LEGOLAND, Dreamland, Zombieland. You see what I’m going for here? Indeed, the title of the film Zombieland, immediately recalls that of a theme park; however unlike most theme parks, this one is themed around zombies. This 2009 star-powered American zombie comedy film, stars all of your favourite Hollywood actors: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma […]

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