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‘A Land Imagined’ With Labour & Loss?

May. 8 | What makes a country what it is physically? If it is the land itself, what if it is being expanded upon by reclaiming land, with sand from other countries? Being one of the world’s largest sand importer, if Singapore’s millions of tons of...

We Are Humans In A ‘Bird Box’

Jan. 8 | An inexplicable presence turns people crazy when seen, leading to suicide and murder. With no one who has seen it surviving, no one lives to tell what it really is, be it some spirit being, alien or whatnot. While curiosity of the audience deepens with...

The ‘Wu Xia’ Koan Of Forgiveness

Aug. 2 | ‘Wu Xia’ is an entertaining and nuanced study of the tension between the need for forgiving one who has resolved to turn over a new leaf, versus the danger of forgiving one who turns out to be thoroughly unrepentant. Since we cannot read...

‘Clash Of The Titans’ (2010) & Humans

Apr. 7 | The remake of ‘Clash of the Titans’ is more fascinating than its 1981 predecessor for a number of reasons. Firstly, the monsters are a lot meaner. Secondly, the gods are a lot meaner… too! Set in an ancient time, the film paints a terrifying...

What If You Were a Vampire in ‘Daybreakers’?

Jan. 31 | Warning: This is a proper vampire movie, where vampires adhere to the classic rules. E.g. they do not glitter with fairy dust in the sun without bursting into flames during non-twilight hours! (To avoid confusion in monster lore, Twilight’s ‘vampires’...

Is ‘District 9’ Fictitious?

Oct. 22 | Literally using ‘illegal aliens’ for addressing multiple socio-political issues such as xenophobia (irrational fear of strangers), ‘District 9′ is a thought-provoking film indeed. A private military contractor (MNU: Multinational United) is...

Perfect Humanity

Jul. 30 | When [one’s] humanity is realised [perfectly], Buddhahood is realised [perfectly]. – Master Taixu
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