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FAERYVILLE: Doors Opening Soon!

I've been to Faeryville, and it's one heck of a ride. One Singapore filmmaker is standing out from the rest of the pack with his works, avoiding the tried and tested successful formulae that makes it big at the local box... More »
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Singapore's First Police Action Thriller re:solve Gears Up

For a city-state with a relatively low crime rate, police thrillers, or an action film in that sense, are somewhat conspicuously absent from the recent film scene in Singapore. At best there would be the sporadic police drama serials on... More »
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AFTERIMAGES: Five Horror Films From Hell. And Singapore.

Writer-director Tony Kern is on a filmmaking roll here in Singapore, having already chalked up two feature films in the horror genre - A Month of Hungry Ghosts and Haunted Changi - and getting his next - you guessed it... More »
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Review: THE COLLECTOR

James Lee is no stranger to Singapore, having his films featured in various editions of the Singapore International Film Festival, such that this little island has the honour of hosting the World Premiere of one of his latest films, The Collector,... More »
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Singapore International Film Fest 2011: IGNORE ALL DETOUR SIGNS Review

This is one of those moments where I kick myself for not getting to hear the sounds of Singapore's post-rock band I Am David Sparkle early enough, but it's better late than never, thanks to this documentary film showcased at... More »
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Fall in For 23:59

This has got to be one of the longest gestation period of a Singapore film in recent years that has been stuck in development hell, then jumpstarted with a new lease of life.The army camps and training grounds have got... More »
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Get Ready for Twittamentary, Soon!

Despite having a Twitter account that is months old, frankly I've only been actively learning and using how to use it for a few weeks only, all in preparation not to be left out when Twittamentary, a documentary film by Singaporean... More »
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18 Seconds of Twisted (撞鬼)

It's 5 months into post production with its wrap announced last year, and Chai Yee-Wei's second feature film Twisted (撞鬼) has just launched an 18 second teaser trailer that you can watch from the embedded video below, together with 3 Twisted (撞鬼) teaser... More »
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It's a Wrap! CHAI Yee-Wei's Twisted (撞鬼)

Known for his outrageously comical short films like My Blue Heaven and Lau Sai (Diarrhea) and his debut feature film Blood Ties released in cinemas last October, Chai Yee-Wei's follow up feature currently with a working title Twisted (撞鬼) has just recently wrapped. As touched upon... More »
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ACTION REPLAYY Review

From my personal observation, we are entering the Bollywood equivalent of the summer blockbuster period, where the Deepavali / Diwali holiday season marks the start of a number of much anticipated releases by renowned filmmakers and recognizable stars, amongst those... More »
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HAUNTED CHANGI Heads North

The film that is, not the actual location, which has since been sealed off, making Haunted Changi perhaps the last film to have documented the location from within.The film's theatrical run may have ended in Singapore, with one last hurrah... More »
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RED EAGLE Review

The 60s seem like a groovy time for superheroes to flourish on television and film, where in the West brings to mind the William Dozier Batman and the Green Hornet series, while in Thailand came a hero called Red Eagle,... More »
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Red Eagle Unmasked! A Chat With ANANDA EVERINGHAM

Yesterday marked the Gala Premiere of Wisit Sasanatieng's Red Eagle in Bangkok's Central World, and I suppose given the writer-director's past films that I've enjoyed, I made it a point to travel to Bangkok to catch this, and the kind... More »
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Review of HAUNTED CHANGI

During the time when I first wrote about the film on Twitch, I was intrigued by the premise alone, given that it's about time some filmmaker took a camera and shot within the confines of one of Singapore's most haunted... More »
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Singapore's Japanese Film Festival Announces Closing Film...

... and that will be Hitoshi Yazaki's SWEET LITTLE LIES starring Miki Nakatani (Memories of Matsuko)So if you're on this side of the world - one of the longest running film festivals in Singapore, the Japanese Film Festival, is slated to begin... More »
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Japanese Film Festival in Singapore

This goes out to readers who are in the region this side of the world - one of the longest running film festivals in Singapore, the Japanese Film Festival, is slated to run from August 19-29. Presented by The Embassy of... More »
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GALLANTS Review

Having just seen Hong Kong martial arts film Gallants at the Marche du Film in Cannes I feel compelled to pull this review back up to the top of the page. Fun, fun stuff and definitely one of the most... More »
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Action Fest 2010: 14 BLADES Review

[Stefan's review of 14 Blades originally ran back in January and with the film now screening at Action Fest I've finally had a chance to see it myself and I've got to say I agree wholeheartedly. Overplotted and pretty clumsy... More »
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Amit Virmani Talks About COWBOYS IN PARADISE

As I've mentioned in my review, I've a personal affinity for documentaries because they offer that keen insight and perspective through the filmmaker's lens on their pet subject and in Singapore, we're witnessing a growing number of quality documentarians who are... More »
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HAUNTED CHANGI

A Singapore documentary film is coming our way very soon, which explores the history and legends behind one of Singapore's infamous locations. Mention the name Old Changi Hospital here and you'll easily get a plethora of supernatural tales. The site's... More »
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