Come through, Iranian cinema: No Date, No Signature (2017) film review

I haven’t seen a more affecting performance in film this year than Navid Mohammadzadeh in No Date, No Signature. If anything, Navid Mohammadzadeh’s brilliantly heartbreaking monologue is enough to send you watching No Date, No Signature this instance. No Date, No Signature, directed by Vahid Jalilvand, underscores the grim reality between the well-to-do and the poor in modern…… Continue reading Come through, Iranian cinema: No Date, No Signature (2017) film review

Yes, more Katharine Isabelle!: American Mary (2012) film review

I needed a better Katharine Isabelle fix after my (very) disappointing experience with Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning. Hence, American Mary. American Mary, directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (also known as the Soska sisters), depicts a promising medical student, Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle), who after having to perform a spontaneous surgery during an interview at…… Continue reading Yes, more Katharine Isabelle!: American Mary (2012) film review

I wish you didn’t bite back…: Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) film review

I contemplated long and hard about whether I should write this review for Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning. On one hand, I do want to stay committed to my Ginger Snaps series reviews. On the other hand… This was such a boring film. Of course, this is relative to the other two Ginger Snaps films,…… Continue reading I wish you didn’t bite back…: Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) film review

No more period talk: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) film review

We all know how sequels can get. While not perfect, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed manages to avoid the ever-terrorising sophomore slump. Thank god. In continuation with my Ginger Snaps film review series this week (first post here), I had a fun time catching up on the sequel, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, directed by Brett Sullivan…… Continue reading No more period talk: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) film review

It’s werewolf season: Ginger Snaps (2000) review

It was the Mid-autumn festival a few days back (cue the full moon), and while regular people think of mooncakes and playing with lanterns, I, on the other hand, think of werewolves. What is wrong with my brain? Ginger Snaps, directed by John Fawcett, stars (female Cole Sprouse) Emily Perkins and (my queen of everything)…… Continue reading It’s werewolf season: Ginger Snaps (2000) review

A bunch of siao langs: Crazy Rich Asians book review

I finally finished a book. Yay me! Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan details the story of… crazy, rich Asians. This review is over, we can all leave now. The story revolves around the wedding of the year, reuniting a group of individuals living abroad to their audaciously wealthy relatives back in Singapore. In particular, we…… Continue reading A bunch of siao langs: Crazy Rich Asians book review