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Patrick’s Best of Asian Cinema

Movie Reviewer Patrick’s thoughts on the best of Asian Cinema

Filmmakers have always put in dedicated efforts in espousing social messages through their films, and this practice is especially prevalent in art house films. And more interestingly, this endeavour sometimes translates into historical epics or legendary figures where audiences are given a visual treat where life lessons are presented through …

While director Hideo Nakata is well-known for his works in the horror genre with titles such as “The Ring”/ “Ringu” (1998) and “Dark Water” (2002), much can be said for one of his lesser-known works “Chaos” / “Kaosu” (1999). More of a suspense thriller than a horror flick, “Chaos” speaks …

By the time you read this article, you should at most be a day away from one of Singapore’s most acclaimed events – the 24th Singapore International Film Festival. Almost two and a half decades have passed but the festival has not lost its touch with its fans, showering them …

Asian Actors: A look at Donnie Yen (Hong Kong) When one thinks of Hong Kong actors in action-packed and adrenaline-pumped films, there’s a high probability that actors of old such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Sammo Hung will spring to mind. And when one considers memorable actors who exhibit …

In recent years, it is not uncommon to see someone in a wheelchair selling tissue papers on the streets. Or someone holding a white cane – closely guided by a loved one – walking around shopping malls. What is one’s perception of these handicapped individuals? A person who deserves sympathy? …

I was walking along Orchard Road a few weeks ago when I chanced upon the movie poster of “A Chinese Ghost Story” (倩女幽魂), a Hong Kong movie. In fact, this is a 2011 movie remake of the 1987 classic. What makes the poster striking is not the allure of the …