Category Archives: Movie

Before We Forget – Movie review


    Before We Forget is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Kid from Big Apple, the debut film by screenplay writer and director Jess Teong. I didn’t watch the first film but I was assured that it would not affect the second story. The … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others – German Movie Review


(Warning: Spoiler alert.) This is my homework for screenwriting module, although, after last night’s viewing, I realise my lecturer also played the video partially to us before to illustrate the point on dramatic irony: when the reader has more information on what … Continue reading

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki- Movie review


Thank you, Suomi Finland 100, for the tickets to watch my first Finnish film. Finland celebrates its 100th years’ independence on 6 December and this film festival is part of the celebration in Singapore. This film, released in August 2016, is … Continue reading

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Pop Aye – Movie review 


This is heart warming movie about a middle-aged architect and a bull elephant he thinks is his childhood pet,  which he had sold off when he moved to Bangkok.  Like so many middle aged man,  he is made to feel … Continue reading

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A Gift – movie review 


There’s this unexplained tightness in my chest, an emotional magma that is kept under lid which needs a trigger for it to either explode it out in the form of tummy-ached laughter  or heart wrenching cry. Or ooze out less … Continue reading

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Dead Poet Society


A chat group which was formed to organize a Chinese New Year (CNY) gathering among my ex-colleagues was somehow transformed into a Book and Poetry Chat Group after that meeting, as the wisdom and bond which was reinforced outside the workplace, … Continue reading

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Collateral Beauty


Even after the movie ended, I still did not get the meaning of collateral beauty, the phrase which was told to a mother as she prepares for the death of her six-year-old daughter. Do you define collateral beauty as the … Continue reading

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