Oscars 2014
Mar 2014 03
Written by Yue Jie

the oscars 2014

Awards season has come and gone, but it does not fully settle until the Academy Awards. Yes, that time of the year again when all of Hollywood come together and movie fanatics around the world unite to celebrate the best in movies. Read More >

Saving Mr. Banks (2014)
Feb 2014 26
Written by Yue Jie

Directed by: John Lee Hancock
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Running time: 125 minutes
Classification: PG
Release date: 27 February 2014
Rating: 4.5/5

Saving Mr. Banks is a comedy drama, a flick that shows what went on behind the making of the infectiously popular musical Mary Poppins in 1964. Tom Hanks stars as filmmaker Walt Disney and Emma Thompson plays P. L. Travers, creator of fictional character Mary Poppins and author of the Mary Poppins books. Titled after Mr Banks, the father in Travers’ story, Saving Mr. Banks is a movie that fans of Mary Poppins, filmmakers, animators and movie buffs alike will come to enjoy and appreciate.

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All Is Lost (2014)
Feb 2014 20
Written by Yue Jie

Directed by: J.C. Chandor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Running time: 106 minutes
Classification: PG13
Release date: 20 February 2014
Rating: 3.5/5

A man on his own stranded and alone in the ocean. This line sums up All Is Lost, a tragic tale of a solo voyage out at sea. Robert Redford stars in All Is Lost, known only as “Our Man”. Directed by J. C. Chandor, All Is Lost is his second feature film after Margin Call, a dialogue-filled drama. This, on the other hand, has zero dialogue and only a few lines.

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Winter’s Tale (2014)
Feb 2014 13
Written by Yue Jie

Directed by: Akiva Goldsman
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Running time: 118 minutes
Classification: NC16 – Scenes of Intimacy
Release date: 13 February 2014
Rating: 1.5/5

Sometimes novels are meant to stay in the imaginary, fictitious world that they’re set in and remain untouched. Winter’s Tale is one such example of a film adaptation of a novel that should have been left as it is, with the movie not quite doing the book much justice.

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How I Live Now (2014)
Jan 2014 20
Written by Yue Jie

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 101 minutes
Classification: M18 – Sexual Scene
Release date: 23 January 2014
Rating: 4/5

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Her (2014)
Jan 2014 15
Written by Yue Jie

Directed by: Spike Jonze
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 132 minutes
Classification: M18 – Nudity & Sexual References
Release date: 16 January 2014
Rating: 4/5

Movies set in a futuristic world tend to be in the sci-fi genre and feature incredible technology. Her, however, refrains from all that. Its futuristic aspect takes the backseat and it focuses strongly on the subject matter, that is, of human interaction and relationships through electronic devices.

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Delivery Man (2014)
Dec 2013 31
Written by Yue Jie

Directed by: Ken Scott
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 105 minutes
Classification: PG13 – Some Sexual References
Release date: 1 Jan 2014
Rating: 2/5