SG NEW WAVE

OUR MOVEMENT IN FILM

BOYHOOD (2014)

Recently I watched Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater, which received a rating of 8/10 on IMDb and a perfect score of 100 on Metacritic. Despite the fantastic reviews from critics, the YouTube channel “Honest Trailer” called the film a “gimmick” and a friend thought that it was just was just “3 hours of nothing’, so […]

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SGNEWWAVE PRESENTS: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (2010)

Scott Pilgrim Versus The World. Isn’t that a mouthful? The third feature film from Edgar Wright, director of the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End), Scott Pilgrim came out in 2010, and has since been frequently cited as one of Wright’s greatest films because of how obscenely rewatchable it is. If you’ve […]

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THE MASTER (2012)

“Free winds and no tyranny for you, Freddie, sailor of the seas. You pay no rent, free to go where you please. Then go, go to that landless latitude and good luck. If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For […]

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BIG ASS SPIDER & MASTERCLASS ON B-GRADE FILMS

“Spiders happen to be my specialty, I become a spider, to catch a spider.” *Awkward spider sounds* – Alex Mathis The above dialogue pretty much captures the goofy, shamelessness that is Mike Mendez’s Big Ass Spider. The movie was screened in the preview theatre as part of a masterclass on B-Grade films, considering the success […]

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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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