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OUR MOVEMENT IN FILM

300 (2006)

Today, to celebrate the 600th movie I’ve watched, I watched Zack Snyder’s 300 (2006). 300 is a poem of violence, unlike Tarantino’s type of poem in Pulp Fiction, grounded with dark humor and wit; unlike Scorsese’s type of poem in Taxi Driver, grounded with realism and one man’s psychological journey; unlike John Woo’s poem in […]

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Yi Yi (2000)

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Yi Yi (A One and a Two) directed by Edward Yang is my favorite art-house movie that I’ll rate 10/10. It’s a sophisticatedly portrayed piece of life, told in a calm, meditative yet stylish way. Different from Edward Yang’s past movies that were almost totally pessimistic, or even sometimes appearing to be pretentious, this movie offers […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Film: Mad Max: Fury Road Directed by: George Miller Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoe Kravitz Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction Running time: 120 Min Classification: NC16 Release date: 14 May 2015 Rating: 5/5 Whether it is The Nightrider or his goons, The Acolytes, or The Marauders, Max Rockatansky has yet to […]

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Faeryville (2015)

Film: Faeryville Directed by: Tzang Merwyn Tong Cast: Lyon Sim, Aaron Samuel Yong, Tanya Graham, Jade Griff, Jae Leung, Farid Assalam, Kris Moller Genre: Action, Drama Running time: 95 Min Rating: M18 Release date: 14 January 2015 ‘Faeryville’, a movie where “youthful idealism” becomes an excuse for terror when a transfer student joins a clique […]

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SGNewWave Presents: Good Will Hunting (1997)

The idea of a janitor having a caliber of genius that hardworking mathematicians may never be able to achieve in their lives is heart wrenching, yet has a grand charm to the feel of the movie. ‘Good Will Hunting’ (1997) is a truthful drama about its characters caught at realistic crossroads. Many of us have […]

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