All posts tagged: movies

Your Name

By Yvette Low

From the director of 5 Centimetres per Second comes the critically acclaimed Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name), a film that has topped the charts on My Anime List, ranking above hit shows like Gintama and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and receiving stellar reviews on sites like Rotten […]

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The Visit: A Review

By Shina

M Night Shyamalan is a name practically unheard of amongst the teens of today – including me. In his heyday two decades ago, however, the film-maker was lauded for his award-winning thriller, The Sixth Sense. The Visit, a 2015 found-footage film, is a far cry from his usual self-serious style and precise shots. The self-funded movie – it cost only $5 million to to produce, though this information is completely irrelevant – is a mix of horror and comedy, […]

Pan’s Labyrinth

By Clarisse Choo

Pan’s Labyrinth is an example of a true fairy tale. Foregoing the conventional happily ever after fairy tales that Disney has popularised, Pan’s Labyrinth takes on a darker tone reminiscent of  Grimm’s classic fables. This is a story set in 1944 fascist Spain, five years after the Spanish Civil War, and follows the protagonist, a young girl named Ofelia, as she is thrust into a mystical […]

Back To The Future (1985)

By Pei Yi

Perhaps in daily life, the very thought of a youth being a hero, or winning the recognition of their elders, is absurd and almost whimsical. Perhaps the idea is even weirder than the concept of time travel. But that is precisely what the movie Back to the Future highlights. A seventeen-year-old teenager, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), rises to the occasion to save his parents and himself through a fantastical journey of epic balance, sneaky manipulation, and witty [..]