Fifty Shades Darker – Here We Go Again

Two years have passed since I have written my thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey. How time flies. It is funny that whenever I talk about Fifty Shades in public, people either not that comfortable talking about it or some give me that weird look. Truth be told, as comfortable as Dakota Johnson going naked… Continue reading Fifty Shades Darker – Here We Go Again

The Pill – Love the Dialog and Drama

I chanced upon this 2011 movie while exploring movies over Netflix that have Rachel McAdams in it (somehow, Rachel Boston appears as a ‘close match’).  I was intrigued by the synopsis and since I enjoy watching romantic comedy genre, why not give it a go?  The story is incredibly straightforward.  A man (Noah Bean) and… Continue reading The Pill – Love the Dialog and Drama

Tapas And The 8th Spanish Film Festival Here In Singapore

Cynthia and I were invited for the opening of the 8th Spanish Film Festival at The Arts House Singapore.  Before the main movie Tapas (2005), a 18 minutes short animation called Tadeo Jones (2007) was played.  Now that I have watched the animation.  It does sound like a reference to the Western version of Indiana… Continue reading Tapas And The 8th Spanish Film Festival Here In Singapore

A Royal Affair – A Danish Film Of A Mad King, A Lonely Queen, And A Visionary Physician

The title says it all.  Set in the 18th century, Danish King Christian VII was mentally unwell.  Caroline Mathilde from Great Britain was married to Christian at the age of 15 and became queen.  German physician Johann Friedrich Struensee had attended the king’s sickness.  In the mist of it, he had become the king’s trusted friend… Continue reading A Royal Affair – A Danish Film Of A Mad King, A Lonely Queen, And A Visionary Physician

The Grandmaster – A Film On The Life Stories Of Yip Man And Gong Er

To fully appreciate this Chinese movie, you probably need to understand the language, the culture, as well as the martial arts within.  It is not unusual for the olden day Chinese to speak in metaphors.  My dad still does too.  The English subtitles can be quite misleading at times.  What if you don’t understand Chinese… Continue reading The Grandmaster – A Film On The Life Stories Of Yip Man And Gong Er