SG NEW WAVE

OUR MOVEMENT IN FILM

SPECTRE (2015)

The instantly recognizable theme; peering through the barrel of a deadly rifle; the gunshot. The 24th Bond film starts off with a sequence that has remained unchanged for half a century, and as the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Spectre starts off by flirting death – quite literally – with the […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

The 1980s was a great decade for science-fiction films. Films such as Bladerunner, Aliens, E.T., The Terminator and Back to the Future were a few films released in that decade that have sculpted the idea of science-fiction ever since. Empire Strikes Back, one of the original predecessors of that decade, was released in 1980 and became a turning point […]

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HORSE THIEF (1986)

Compared to the early work of the other 5th generation directors in China during the 1980s such as Yellow Earth (1984) or Red Sorghum (1987), Tian Zhuangzhuang’s Horse Thief was far less famous. Yellow Earth and Red Sorghum were both considered groundbreaking and avant-garde during the time of their release but their themes allowed them […]

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FORCE MAJEURE (2014)

“I get it that you’re disappointed in the person who materialised. I’m really disappointed in him too. I hate him. I hate him so damn much. And I…I can’t forgive the guy. He’s done other stuff before this too, he has. He’s lied. He’s been unfaithful. Yes, he confesses. He cheats at games when he […]

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CRIMSON PEAK (2015)

Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska, Alice in Wonderland), the main character of Crimson Peak, is an aspiring young author with an affinity for ghosts. As she often says of her book, “It’s not a ghost story, it’s a story with ghosts.” And yes, there’s a difference. Especially since the same can be said about Crimson Peak […]

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