[Giveaway] GV’s 9th Love & Pride Film Festival returns with theme “Identity”

Sep 22nd, 2017 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Drama Rachel Chan 6 min read

Is it friendship, a relationship, or just skinship one seeks via a gay dating app? How does a 17-year-old boy cope with being forced to live with someone he just wants to punch in the face? What happens when a transgender woman and her boyfriend meet a lonely girl? Golden Village’s Love & Pride Film Festival returns for its 9th year armed with a bold…

Genocidal Organ. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 weapons in movies more powerful than a nuke

Apr 18th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Adventure, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Science Fiction, War Marcus Goh 13 min read

In almost any movie (and in real life too), a nuclear missile is the most powerful option. That’s why so many countries are alarmed about the ownership of nukes. A nuclear missile is so destructive that if one side launches a full scale nuclear assault and is also met by a full scale nuclear assault, both sides would perish. It’s called mutually assured destruction, which is…

Movies that turn 25 this year – just like Golden Village

Apr 13th, 2017 Action, Adult Themes, Animation, Asian Cinema, Drama, Fantasy, GV25, Horror Rachel Chan 14 min read

The year was 1992. Bill Clinton became the president of the United States, the Summer Olympics was held in Barcelona, Spain, and in England, Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales were legally separated. Closer to home, Singaporeans will remember this as the year that the import, sale and manufacture of chewing gum was banned. And 1992 was also the year Golden Village opened its first cinema! Singapore’s…

Movies to look forward to in the first half of 2017

Hollywood blockbusters will come and go, but 2016 will be remembered as the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar, and the year that muscle movie Mad Max: Fury Road received 10 Oscar nominations. The dust has settled but not for long; 2017 has its noteworthy releases any cinephile should look forward to. From action flicks to animated features to sequels/prequels of DC/Marvel movie…

Collateral Beauty. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

What Singaporeans would say if we wrote letters to Love, Time, and Death

Jan 6th, 2017 Adult Themes, Drama Marcus Goh 7 min read

Death, Time, Love. Such ephemeral concepts. If we ever met these entities in person, we would no doubt treat them with respect… unless we’re Singaporeans, of course. Then we’d be asking them for discounts and trying to get some good deals from them. I mean, we’re Singaporean. Of course we’d interact with them in the most utilitarian way possible. So here’s what we’d ask them…

I Am Not Madame Bovary. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Uniquely Singaporean insults that you can use overseas

Nov 17th, 2016 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Calling a woman “Madame Bovary” (or “潘金莲” in Chinese) might sound like an atas compliment, but it actually means slut. That’s because Madame Bovary is the title of a French novel where the titular character sleeps around and over spends because she is bored, or as the Wikipedia entry puts it so eloquently, “to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life”. You might even…

Sausage Party. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 R21 references hidden in famous cartoons

Sep 30th, 2016 Adult Themes, Animation, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a tired, harried parent, chances are you’d want to go to the movies for some peace and quiet. But if you’ve got kids in tow, then you’re going to want to choose an animated film – no adult content there, right? Animated films are made for kids, there’s no way they’d put in a stray vagin – No, wait. They did. And chances…

Bridget Jones' Baby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 pantang things that Singaporean mothers never do when pregnant

Sep 15th, 2016 Adult Themes, Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 6 min read

Guess who’s pregnant? Not me la, but Bridget Jones – because, as the title reveals, she has a baby in Bridget Jones’ Baby. Although she’s a mother-to-be, her greatest worry isn’t about her child’s well-being – it’s about the paternity of her unborn kid. Not too sure if she’s got her priorities right, but then she is Bridget Jones, after all. Luckily, that’s all she has…

[Giveaway inside] Kickstarting GV’s 8th Love & Pride Film Festival with Jake Witzenfeld

Aug 22nd, 2016 Adult Themes, Arthouse Rachel Chan 7 min read

Last Friday, a full-house audience helped kickstart Golden Village’s 8th annual Love & Pride Film Festival with a screening of Oriented, a documentary by new filmmaker Jake Witzenfeld, who showed up at the end of the movie to take questions via Skype. The 86-minute film was whittled down from more than 25 hours of footage taken by following three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual…

[Giveaway inside] Get Oriented with GV’s 8th Love & Pride Film Festival

Aug 18th, 2016 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 5 min read

How complicated can life get when you’re Muslim, your family is the mafia, you live in Tel Aviv, and your boyfriend is Jewish? Oh, did I mention also that you’re also gay? This is not fiction; it is a true story. Oriented is a documentary which follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel Aviv during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict….