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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 …

Swaying to the heartbeat of pub music, Nan Xing transforms herself into her alter ego  in the beginning sequence of the film– a nocturnal creature of the night, a sensuous siren singing her hearts out till the wee hours of the night. Interestingly, the opening scene ends with Nan Xing …

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 …

Life has many ironies, of which many would not be resolved in years. Customer service staff– in one of the few jobs that requires creative troubleshooting skills – are seldom given a pay scale as high as other more mundane but highly-respected work. The affection of a sincere lover often …

While China becomes increasingly well-known globally as one of the upcoming potential markets for business and commerce alongside India, it’s regrettable that its film industry did not receive the same amount of morale boost. One of the primary reasons may be attributed to the fact that the arts are always …