It’s impossible to be objective about Bohemian Rhapsody as I have been a Queen fan since 1977.
Tag: Reel to Real
REEL TO REAL | MUSIC DRAMA : A STAR IS BORN (NO SPOILERS)REEL TO REAL | MUSIC DRAMA : A STAR IS BORN (NO SPOILERS)
Much to unpack about the latest remake of 1937’s A Star is Born. The story itself will be familiar even if one has never seen the original or its subsequent two remakes.
As part of its 60th anniversary, the Singapore Film Society (SFS) has programmed a series of independent award winning documentary films between September to October as its core screenings in the lead up to the Singapore premiere of Sandi Tan’s award-winning SHIRKERS on 20 October.
Buffalo Boys is helmed by first time director Mike Wiluan and jointly produced by Infinite Frameworks and Zhao Wei Films.
REEL TO REAL | CRIME DRAMA TV : SHARP OBJECTS (SPOILER REVIEW)REEL TO REAL | CRIME DRAMA TV : SHARP OBJECTS (SPOILER REVIEW)
Lots of quality behind and in front of the camera, as far as this 8-part adaptation of Sharp Objects was concerned.
REEL TO REAL : OCEAN’S 8 (REVIEW BY YONG SHU HOONG)REEL TO REAL : OCEAN’S 8 (REVIEW BY YONG SHU HOONG)
It has been 11 years after director Steven Soderbergh wrapped up his trilogy of heist films that began with Ocean’s 11 (2001) and ended with Ocean’s 13 (2007).
By Yong Shu Hoong
While Wonder Wheel bears a lot of writer-director Woody Allen’s finger-smudges – from the plain and simple opening credits, and the use of old songs on the soundtrack, to the featuring of big-name Hollywood actors – it’s unfortunately one of his middling works to be parked under those Woody Allen films that are more cursory than noteworthy.
REEL TO REAL | TRUE LIFE DRAMA : I, TONYA [REVIEW]REEL TO REAL | TRUE LIFE DRAMA : I, TONYA [REVIEW]
By Yong Shu Hoong
If you’ve been noticing Australian bombshell Margot Robbie since her appearance in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and, more recently, her show-stealing portrayal of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016), this new biopic brings her up to another level in her acting career.
By Yong Shu Hoong
First of all, a declaration: I might have been slightly in love with Eva Green ever since she graced the big screen as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006). So despite some bad reviews plaguing Based on a True Story, I decided to watch this latest film of hers, which is billed as a psychological thriller and directed by Roman Polanski (perhaps a name you’d resist, given the current #MeToo climate). Oh, and it’s in French too, so you’ll get the chance to watch Green act in her native tongue.
GEEK OUT!!! REEL TO REAL : FIVE THINGS WE LOOK OUT FOR IN A MOVIE WHEN WRITING A REVIEW – III. TONEGEEK OUT!!! REEL TO REAL : FIVE THINGS WE LOOK OUT FOR IN A MOVIE WHEN WRITING A REVIEW – III. TONE
So far we have looked at why characters and plot are probably the primary elements to consider when reviewing a movie. What’s next? Probably, the TONE of the film.
REEL TO REAL : MOLLY’S GAME [REVIEW] BY YONG SHU HOONGREEL TO REAL : MOLLY’S GAME [REVIEW] BY YONG SHU HOONG
As Oscar bait to showcase American actress Jessica Chastain’s prowess (and hopefully add a golden statuette to the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress she’s already won for her CIA agent role in 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty), this new biopic Molly’s Game squarely delivers the goods.
GEEK OUT!!! REEL TO REAL : FIVE THINGS WE LOOK OUT FOR IN A MOVIE WHEN WRITING A REVIEW – II. PLOTGEEK OUT!!! REEL TO REAL : FIVE THINGS WE LOOK OUT FOR IN A MOVIE WHEN WRITING A REVIEW – II. PLOT
Last time out, we looked at why characters, both main and supporting, are probably the most important element to consider when reviewing a movie. What comes next? Plot.
REEL TO REAL : COCO – MOVIE OF THE YEAR! [SPOILERS]REEL TO REAL : COCO – MOVIE OF THE YEAR! [SPOILERS]
Better late than never, we always say. We only got to see Coco a few days ago, and we loved it so much that we needed to acknowledge and recognise its greatness!
One of the better movies of 2017, Ingrid Goes WestReel is a dark incisive commentary on the millennial obsession with social media.
Anoosh and Arash are young men who make up the DJ-producer duo called Blade & Beard. Nothing special about that fact until you realise that Anoosh and Arash are from Teheran, Iran.
The best Netflix series hook you in sometimes on premise alone. And that was certainly the case with Mindhunter.
The first two seasons of the Netflix Crime drama Narcos centred around the infamous Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his powerful Medellin cartel, told through the perspective of US DEA agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook).
It’s fair to say that Dunkirk is an unconventional war movie. Considering that renowned director Christopher Nolan is at the helm, that comes as little surprise.
A 2015 American coming-of-age drama written and directed by Marielle Heller, based on the graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner. The film stars Bel Powley as a 15-year-old girl (Minnie) who becomes sexually active by starting a relationship with her mother’s boyfriend (played by Alexander Skarsgård).
Youth is a 2015 comedy-drama film written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino.(more…)
Reel to Real is the seventh and final album by the American rock band Love, released in 1974.(more…)
WHIPLASH – IS MUSICAL GENIUS A PRODUCT OF OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOUR OR CREATIVE INSPIRATION?WHIPLASH – IS MUSICAL GENIUS A PRODUCT OF OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOUR OR CREATIVE INSPIRATION?
Whiplash is a 2014 American independent psychological drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle.(more…)
BIRDMAN SOARS ABOVE THE COMPETITION & LIVES UP TO THE HYPEBIRDMAN SOARS ABOVE THE COMPETITION & LIVES UP TO THE HYPE
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.(more…)