Colour Me Surprised: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

By Jeanne Tan (17A01B) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (dir. James Gunn): the fifteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the second movie in the well-received Guardians of the Galaxy series, and possibly one of the best so far. The promotion for this movie might leave some sceptical – the poster looks like a … Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review: Every Enchanted Rose Has Its Thorn

By Ashley Tan (18A13A) After months of hype and speculation over its actors and musical numbers, Beauty and The Beast finally hit the screen in March, with throngs of Disney aficionados filling cinema seats. While the 1991 animated version of the film may remain a well venerated classic in the eyes of many, the latest … Continue reading

Logan (2017)– Movie Review

  By Tapasya Singh (17S03C) The film starts with a scene we’ve seen countless times in every superhero movie – the protagonist, surrounded by half a dozen armed men. He warns them not to start anything, they don’t take heed, and a fight ensues. This scene may well be scripted the same across all movies … Continue reading

Arrival Of A New Era: A Review

By Jeanne Tan (17A01B) Just a personal disclaimer: I’m the type of movie-goer who seeks meaning in my movies. An essential question we all ponder, or a struggle that viewers relate to seeing resolved. I have mixed feelings about whether Arrival fulfills this, but the rest of this movie might be enough to warrant an exception. … Continue reading

La La Land Left Me Out At Sea: A Review

By Gan Chin Lin (17A01B) La La Land (2016) You’ve heard its name, fervently adored by theatre kids prone to bursting into loud Hamilton rap numbers. You’ve seen the movie poster – lead stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling frozen in confrontational tap-dance, arms thrown back: simultaneously ‘mannequin challenge’ and ‘elaborate crane flight formation’. Lapped … Continue reading

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