Category Archives: Movie

Revisiting The Lion King (2019) – movie review


The cartoon movie was showing when my two elder sons were in kindergarten. They loved the movie and watched it numerous times on CD. When the musical came to Singapore, they were in their teens. The experience was still magical. … Continue reading

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Parasite – Korean Movie Review


The local broadsheet papers The Straits Times gave this movie a five-star review. As a writer suffering from writer’s block, I needed some inspiration and decided I could learn something from Korean storytellers and movie makers, whom I feel have … Continue reading

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7 Days – Thai Movie


I watched this movie on Qatar Airways between Doha and Singapore. Thai movies are shown on only Asian routes, although I feel they also deserve a slot in other routes, together with Chinese, Korean and Japanese movies. This movie starts … Continue reading

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Intimate Strangers – Korean Movie


People live three lives – a public life, a private life and a secret life. Four men who grew up together gather for a housewarming dinner at the plastic surgeon’s house with each of their spouses, except for one who … Continue reading

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On Chesil Beach – Movie Review


Based on Ian McEwan’s novel. It’s the 1960s. A young graduate with a first class in History meets a violinist with a first class in music. They fall in love, get married and is now on honeymoon in a hotel … Continue reading

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Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l’aube) – French Movie Review


This is the autobiography of French writer Romain Kacew, known also as Romain Gary, who wrote 34 novels. He won the Goncourt Prize for French Literature two times. He took his own life at age 66. The movie starts with … Continue reading

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What a Wonderful Family – Japanese movie review


This movie is a heart warming family drama-comedy which I find difficult to imagine being Japanese, with the family members bickering and throwing tentrums, unlike the restrained and polite culture which is often portrayed in the media. The members of … Continue reading

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