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Meet Ron The White-‘BlackkKlansman’

Sep. 21 | Dharmically, we have been reborn so many times already, that we must have all been of various species of sentient beings, what more races. Who is a ‘purebred’ then? There are no definitely inferior races; only inferior individuals due...

‘She’s Funny That Way’, How She’s Connected To Others

Sep. 7 | In the tight comedic scripting of ‘She’s Funny That Way’, the audience quickly realises how each person is linked to another. As a film ‘law’ of sorts, it is no coincidence at all, that protagonist 1 knows protagonist...

Was ‘Mee Pok Man’s Love ‘True’? 

Aug. 27 | Adapted from a horror story, ‘Mee Pok Man’ (1995) is an ‘innocent’ love story that turns into a heartbreaking tragedy. In an unqualified attempt to save his crush from a car crash while skipping a timely hospital visit, a...

A Monkey’s Satire On Human ‘Love’?

Aug. 3 | ‘A Chinese Odyssey, Part Two: Cinderella’《大话西游之大圣娶亲》is one of the (too) many (?) comedic retellings of ‘Journey To The West’《西游记》. Although often ridiculous, there seems to be some accidental...

Should You Choose ‘Truth Or Dare’?

Jul. 21 | The two choices of the ‘Truth or Dare’ game are less conflicting than usually thought, a false dichotomy. Since when has telling the truth been kind of the opposite of doing a dare? The curse in the story aside, since when do we need...

On ‘Percy Jackson’, Knowledge & Power

Jul. 6 | In ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’, Chiron tells Percy the half-blood (i.e. an imaginary semi-human and semi-god), ‘Knowledge isn’t always power, Percy. Sometimes it’s a burden.’ It was to retort the common saying...

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Of A Manifesto

Jun. 21 | In this sixth M:I movie instalment is a rather intriguing yet deluded manifesto featured, that a bombing terrorist insisted to be aired on the news to justify his destruction. Deluded thoughts are especially dangerous when expressed to many with...

A Golden Line Extracted From ‘Extraction’ 

Apr. 25 | During a few moments of respite, somewhere in the middle of the action-packed movie, the protagonist boy shares a golden quote with his rescuer, who was still grieving for his deceased son — ‘You drown not by falling into a river, but by...

Choose Life Again, According To ‘T2: Trainspotting’?

Apr. 18 | 21 years later, in 2017’s sequel ‘T2: Trainspotting’, Renton gives an updated ‘Choose Life’ speech, that marks significant cultural changes over time — ‘Choose life. Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope...

Choose Life, According To ‘Trainspotting’?

Apr. 11 | What is ‘trainspotting’ actually? It is a movie based on the novel by the same title. It is a serious hobby of some, to watch trains, to note their distinctive characteristics in appearance and even sound. It is perhaps used as a placeholder...

The Matrix’s Desert Of The Real Vs Altered Carbon’s Garden Of The Virtual

Mar. 23 | In ‘The Matrix’ is this introductory dialogue on the titled… Morpheus: [In a white boundless space, which represents the mind’s open possibilities for simulated experiences.] This is the construct. It’s our loading...

The Chicken Or Egg Question In ‘The Coldest Game’

Mar. 16 | ‘The Coldest Game’ begins with this chat in a cab, with a cerebral ‘joke’… Professor: What came first? The chicken or the egg? It’s important to see things as they are. On one hand, you have an awkward feathered...

‘The Coldest Game’ Of Duplicity

Mar. 9 | In this story that ties cunning games of chess competition with duplicitous espionage, the chess master Mansky spoke of how he decides who is truthful by recalling a classic brainteaser – ‘There’s the riddle about two brothers....

5 Pain Relief Tips From ‘Narcos: Mexico’?

Feb. 24 | In season 2’s episode 2 of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ are some literally torturous-to-watch yet thought-provoking scenes, of an accomplice in torture-cum-murder being interrogated for leads. Cocky and not cooperative, with his self-assured...

What Truly Scary About ‘The Ghost Bride’

Feb. 10 | The following clarifies on major myths propagated by the named series. In the Buddhist perspective, the very Chinese title of ‘The Ghost Bride’, as based on the book《彼岸之嫁》, which means ‘Marriage of the Other Shore’...
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