Shiren to Ragi will only be screened twice for Geki x Cine, so grab your tickets now.

[Giveaway] Yaoi, yuri, incest – do you know all these forbidden relationships from literature and pop culture?

Nov 20th, 2018 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Drama, GV Exclusive, Romance Rachel Chan 11 min read

Everyone knows William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but do you know star-crossed lovers Jaime and Cersei Lannister, Yoon Joon-suh and Choi Eun-suh, Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, Estha and Rahel, Tenoh Haruka and Kaioh Michiru, and Shiren and Ragi? Forbidden love has dominated the imagination of writers across eras, continents and cultures – resulting entire genres of Japanese media to sprout up based on…

GV Kids Film Fiesta features diverse child-friendly titles yet to be screened in Singapore

Oct 29th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Child-friendly, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 15 min read

Tired of rewatching Moana, Frozen or (insert popular animated film title here) for the umpteenth time with your little ones? Grab the kids and hit Golden Village cinemas as there are eight magical, lesser-known animated worlds to discover at the first ever Kids Film Fiesta from November 3 to 11! Seven of the animated titles have never been screened before in Singapore. On top of just…

Cameron meets other kindred spirits at gay conversion camp God's Promise. (Credit: Golden Village Pictures)

‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ to hit GV cinemas during Love & Pride Film Fest

Oct 7th, 2018 Adult Themes, Arthouse, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

If you’ve been following Chloë Grace Moretz’s career, you might have read that she’s made heads turn at the Sundance Film Festival with her leading role in R21 film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post. But because it’s a film with homosexual themes, you may have thought – “we’ll never get to see it at a cinema in Singapore”. But ha, The Popping Post is happy to…

Catch documentary about Japan’s first openly gay law firm at GV’s 10th Love & Pride Film Festival

Sep 30th, 2018 Adult Themes, Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

From a Japanese artist who based her artworks on female genitalia, to unregistered individuals, to a teacher who was fired because she refused to stand for the national anthem – litigation lawyers Masafumi Yoshida and Kazuyuki Minami have defended them all in court. Not just known for defending society misfits, Fumi and Kazu are famous for being partners in love and law. You see, they…

Quiz: Do you know your dog well enough to find it on an ‘Isle of Dogs’?

May 9th, 2018 Animation, Arthouse Flora Yeo 10 min read

All dog owners fear the one thing: losing your furkid. But what if it were forcefully quarantined by a crazy mayor on an island following the outbreak of a treatable and non-fatal disease? Would you travel far and wide to retrieve your beloved pooch, just like Atari, the protagonist in Isle of Dogs? In Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion animated film, the mayor of Megasaki City…

[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…

Mad World (一念无明). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 things that get Singaporeans really depressed

Jun 23rd, 2017 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Drama Marcus Goh 9 min read

Singapore can be a really depressing country, especially when you’re waiting for a bus at 1.30pm and the bus shelter’s shadow doesn’t cover the bus stop’s seats, so you have to decide if you want to sit down in the sun or stand in the shade (stand in the shade of course). Or if it’s one of those super sunny days with a light drizzle…

[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….

Food Film Festival at GV celebrates Japanese food culture

Jul 22nd, 2016 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 3 min read

Are you a fan of sake, sushi and all foods Japanese? Or are you an avid follower of Michelin-star guides? If your answer to either question is yes, then you should not be missing out on Golden Village’s Food Film Festival happening from now until July 27 at GV Suntec City. GV’s first Food Film festival features three exclusive films on Michelin-star restaurant chefs René Redzepi of Noma (Ants…