By Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A)
There is no doubt that Thor: Ragnarok is a ton of fun.
Director Taika Waititi married his eccentric energy with Marvel’s house style, enabling the “Marvel Formula” – filmmaking and storytelling style that puts emphasis on lightheartedness and spectacle – to still stand despite the fact that this movie is the 17th installation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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By Abigail Ang (18S06B)
When can history be truly left in the past? For some, never.
State of Emergency explores the effects of the leftists movements and government detentions in Malaya on the lives of various characters from the 1950s to the present day, who are often forced to reckon with difficult choices and moral dilemmas.
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By Angus Yip (18A01A), Yeo Kee Hwan (18S03Q) and Nicki Chan (18S03C)
Raffles Press is back with the third instalment of our collaboration with BooksActually reviewing local literature! The school term is (finally!) drawing to a close, so we have picked out three candidates for your holiday reading.
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By Lynn Hong (18A13A) and Choi Hoe Chang (18S07A)
Editor’s note: To enhance the clarity of the article, the writers have updated and refined their movie review and opinions on the future direction of Marvel on 21/7/17.
The third reboot of this popular franchise was met with a mix of anticipation and skepticism, but it has emerged as an enrapturing and competent love letter to fans of the beloved superhero. Spider-Man: Homecoming was a fast-paced, fun, and light-hearted take on the King of Marvel, presenting a dorkily endearing version of the superhero.
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By Calista Chong (18A01A), with guest writer Sophie Low (18S07A)
After a laborious week of (and a month studying for) CTs, our real respite came in the form of Youth Day. What better way to spend it than to go food hunting? The reviewers visited two different soft serve places, Brother Bird and Matchaya, which were conveniently located around the same area.
Continue reading “You Got (Soft) Served”