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THE KILLING (1956)

The name Stanley Kubrick is no secret to cinema; his works have been celebrated as revolutionary, thought-provoking and very much charged by the powers of the avant-garde by many movie goers, cinephiles and critics who till this day are still puzzled at the meaning of his films. However, before Kubrick had achieved world-wide acclaim and […]

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SINGAPORE HERITAGE SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Recently, we at SGNewWave hosted an event for the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition where we screened several documentary films that were selected as the top contenders in this competition. Though I find the conveying of ideas in the form of documentary highly entertaining and enriching us with content we do not normally talk about or […]

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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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