Stefan

Review of ROADSIDE ROMEO

I guess the number of dogs in Disney's repetoire isn't enough, and this year they're looking to grow the kernel which houses the likes of the 101 Dalmations, Goofy, Pluto, Lady and the Tramp with Bolt, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and... More »
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Tokyo Film Fest: THE CODE Review

The Code has an excellent premise which succinctly introduced the fictional espionage world in which the Detective Office 5 operates in the city of Kawasaki. Like an MI6 or CIA equivalent, their agents and operatives go without names, and are... More »
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Tokyo Film Fest: KILL Review

The brainchild of director Mamoru Oshii, Kill is an omnibus movie concept where four directors each contribute their own segments based on the blade action concept as supervised by Oshii himself. The synopsis would have led you to believe that... More »
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Review of CONNECTED

I guess the remake street cuts both ways now with Hong Kong director Benny Chan's remake of Hollywood's Cellular, and while I had enjoyed the original with Chris Evans running around like a headless chicken, I embrace this version with... More »
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Review of PAINTED SKIN

Based upon the classic Chinese literature Liao Zhai, Painted Skin is an adaptation of one of the stories that dwell on fox spirits. If you're someone expecting either a supernatural spook fest, or an amalgamation of ghosts and kung fu,... More »
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Review of THE DAYS (歲月)

The ubiquitous Ah Beng of Singapore continues to be a cultural fascination for the big screen in Singapore cinema, having been the subject of films like Royston Tan's 15, and Kelvin Tong/Jasmine Ng's Eating Air. Here in Singapore, almost every... More »
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THE DAYS Website Goes Live!

Boi Kwong's directorial debut feature film The Days will hit Singapore's screens in September, and the official website is now live! Click here for a whole host of goodies such as downloadable wallpapers and film stills, story synopsis, cast and... More »
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Review of 12 LOTUS

For detractors who view 12 Lotus with the preconceived notion that the follow up to Royston Tan's highly successful 881 is nothing but having another go at the same formula to repeat its success, you're in for a big surprise.... More »
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Review of MAD ABOUT ENGLISH!

By the time you read this, the Beijing Olympics 2008 is already in full swing, and the news leading up to it have been the concerns about the pollution levels affecting athletes' performances, as well as how the authorities have... More »
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Review of A MONTH OF HUNGRY GHOSTS

As I write this, it's about a week into the month long Lunar 7th Month, where the Chinese believe the gates of Hell are supposedly opened, and the “good brothers” (aka spirits both of the malevolent and the benevolent kind)... More »
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Review of RED CLIFF

Red Cliff marks John Woo's return to his Asian filmmaking roots following his stint in Hollywood, and with a budget of US$80 million, many have touted this as a blockbuster epic that Asians would be proud of, especially one coming... More »
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A MONTH OF HUNGRY GHOSTS - Website and Trailer

I guess filmmakers' obsession with our Lunar Seventh Month, or the Hungry Ghosts Festival, isn't going to let up. We had a flat out commercial horror movie with Kelvin Tong's The Maid set during the Month, and a subculture of... More »
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Trailers For Singapore's KALLANG ROAR THE MOVIE

I believe director Cheng Ding An's feature debut Kallang Roar The Movie could possibly be Singapore's very first Sports-Biopic, which chronicles a very successful time in Singapore's footballing era in the 1970s where throngs would pack the 55,000 seater National... More »
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Review of Tsui Hark's MISSING

I hate to make such a statement, but until I see something better from him, I think Tsui Hark has lost his Midas Touch. He had given us wonderful movies, some of which are my personal favourites like the Once... More »
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Review of SARKAR RAJ

"To kill is a crime, but to kill at the right time is politics." Sarkar Raj is the sequel to the 2005 movie Sarkar by Ram Gopal Varma, which is said to be the Indian equivalent of The Godfather starring... More »
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Trailer for Indian Black Magic Story PHOONK

Ram Gopal Varma's latest movie Sarkar Raj, starring the Bachchans - Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai, is making its premiere this week. Come August however, he has another movie called Phoonk, which at first glance of the trailer, looks like... More »
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THE DAYS Trailer

For those interested to catch a glimpse of Boi Kwong's The Days which I had made mention earlier, look no further and hit this link which brings you to the teaser trailer. The Days is expected to hit the screens... More »
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THE DAYS - Singapore's Young and Dangerous?

I suppose with Singaporean films like Royston Tan's 15 and Kelvin Tong's Eating Air, you'd probably know by now we're not all that squeaky clean. Of course at this point in time I'm speculating that it's Young and Dangerous-ish, but... More »
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Review of TASHAN

Besides stuff from Hollywood, Bollywood too have its own share of highly anticipated blockbusters, and from some of the trailers shown, I'm hyped to watch them too. Tashan was billed as one of THE most highly anticipated for 2008, but... More »
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SIFF 2008 - An Interview with Harman HUSSIN, Director of Road to Mecca

This year's Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF), into its 21st edition, runs from 4th to 14th April, and features an unprecedented 13 local feature films and documentaries in a Singapore Panorama section. I had the privilege of catching the World... More »
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