7 love letters for Singapore

Aug 5th, 2015 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Singapore Film Rachel Chan 3 min read

You remember her quick, carefree laugh, how she used to play five stones on the dirt floor, and the way her nose wrinkled when she came too near the live poultry stall at the wet market. In between those memories and the present, you realise that the dirt floor has been tiled; gone are the ducks, geese and chickens from villages, from markets; and the lass you once knew…

Excuse me, are you a Foodie? Q&A with Foodies director Thomas Jackson

Jul 17th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 12 min read

Eid Mubarak! Now that it’s time to eat and eat, it’s also the perfect time to talk about Foodies, a documentary which opened in Golden Village theatres on July 16. If you think that you’re a foodie, then you’ll enjoy following these five influential and devoted food maniacs who are on a mission to dine at the best restaurants on earth. They are: Aiste Miseviciute…

5 things you might not know about J. D. Salinger

Jul 14th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Nicholas Yong 8 min read

No other published book has used the word “phony” as many times as The Catcher In The Rye. A novel by Jerome David Salinger about an adolescent boy’s contempt for humanity, it has been linked to assassins Mark David Chapman (he shot John Lennon), John Hinckley Jr (he attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan) and Lee Harvey Oswald (the sniper who shot J.F Kennedy). Considered one of…

And you could add chilli sauce to any of these dishes. Credit: Serious Eats

5 strange Singaporean food habits

Jul 13th, 2015 Arthouse, Documentary, GV Exclusive Marcus Goh 5 min read

Eating is the national past time of Singaporeans, and with that dubious honour comes a whole host of strange rituals that accompany our dining. These odd habits came about from a mixture of factors – old wives’ tales, our predilection for spiciness, and just plain old technology. It might have gotten some weird stares at first, but now most of us can’t begin a meal…

Who was Chinese writer and director Evan Yang? [Giveaway inside]

Apr 25th, 2015 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Documentary, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 6 min read

Remember the golden age of Hong Kong film and cinema in the 1950s and 1960s? Evan Yang, better known as 易文,directed dozens of films from that era starring famous movie stars Ge Lan (also known as Grace Chang), You Min, Lin Dai, Peter Chen Ho, Chang Yang, Loh Ti and Lin Tsui. Intrigued by his legacy, film critic, scholar and director Shu Kei has made not one, but…

More free tickets to the Singapore Chinese Film Festival [Giveaway inside]

Apr 23rd, 2015 Arthouse, Asian Cinema, Awards, Documentary, Free Stuff, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

The Singapore Film Society is giving away one pair of tickets each to tonight’s screening of Nezha, showing at GV VivoCity at 7pm, as well as The Moment – 50 Years Of Golden Horse 那时.此刻, showing at GV VivoCity at 9pm. Both shows are screening tonight (April 24). Synopsis of Nezha: When Li Xiao-lu meets Wang Xiao-bing, they become best friends. However, over time they drift apart as serious…