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Five Things about Attack the Block (2011) 3

Jul8

Actions have consequences. Joe Cornish sends out his message with a bang with his gripping debut, Attack the Block (2011). When Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost appear in 2004 with the British comedy, Shaun of the Dead, zombies are the world’s newest villain. Now, with entries like Super 8, Green Lantern, Battle: Los Angeles, I Am Number Four and the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens, extraterrestrial beings are the world’s newest baddies. Cornish, Wright, and Frost couldn’t agree more. continue reading »

Five Things about Let The Right One In (2008) 2

Sep29

Immortality has its price. The quest for the fountain of youth has been around for centuries and millennia. It was said that drinking from it will grant one longer life, devoid of all human degenerations. But hidden in mythical stories, folklores, and mystery books, the quest of the elusive elixir may have ended after all. To the creatures who were blessed and cursed to be forever young, human blood is the answer. Welcome to the world of vampires. Let’s begin one of our story in the frosty landscape of Sweden. Click here to meet the creatures of the night…

Five Things about Brokeback Mountain (2005) 1

Sep24

Love is universal. It’s not just man and woman. It’s a story between mother and her child. Grandparents and their grandchild. A guy and his car. A woman and her shoe collection. A kid and his pet. Woman and woman. Man and man.

Brokeback Mountain has had a long history of trying to stretch the definition of  love. It’s been five years since Taiwanese director Ang Lee released the controversial drama to public. But until now, the problematic same-sex relationship hadn’t found any bright light just yet. Some love chose to lurk behind the misty mountains, and found comfort far from society’s judging eyes. Click here to read Ennis and Jack’s tragic tale…

Five Things about Dear Frankie (2004) 6

Sep21

Sometimes, a simple story could enchant you so much. When Shona Auerbach received a script about a nine year old hearing-impaired Frankie Morrison, she fell in love. This poignant tale about finding love on unexpected places and characters captivated her. She decided to take the story to a wider audience, and let Frankie recites his warm and touching letters to the world. Click to read Frankie’s letters…

Five Things about The Water (2009) 0

Sep20

The Water is poetic, beautiful, and heartbreaking. It’s a haunting, almost wordless elegy to lost love. It’s a short movie that is not widely known, or easy to find. Nevertheless, it’s an artwork you might want to check out. Click to submerge yourself in the water…

Five Things about Inception (2010) 4

Sep19

Christopher Nolan‘s Inception is nothing short of brilliant. You can argue that the movie has its weak moments and plot holes, but you can’t make the world go ooh and aah without actually delivering something incredible.

What’s amazing was, the movie didn’t evaporate the minute you walked out of the theater. It followed you home. It stayed when you’re eating dinner, watching TV, and even taking a bath. Then, after a long day, you decided to go to sleep. You sat on your bed, and just like Mal, you began to think, “Am I in a dream?” Click to explore the dreamscape…

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