Line Walker (使徒行者). Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

6 problems with going undercover in Singapore that nobody talks about

Aug 8th, 2016 Action, Asian Cinema, Crime, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 8 min read

In Line Walker (使徒行者), we see almost every character (save one) go undercover at some point or the other. This will inevitably prompt discussions about how Singapore should make an undercover cop drama (film, television, or otherwise), which is an exciting proposition! Except… it’s not going to work in Singapore, not in this day and age anyway. It’s a small country and there are hardly enough…

Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of the greatest fictional detectives

Jul 9th, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Crime Marcus Goh 6 min read

It’s so fun being a detective – you get to solve cases with wit and unorthodox methods, but you don’t have to deal with the red tape of being a police officer (and all the paperwork that comes with it too!). It’s our ultimate fantasy, and the closest we can come to being real-life superheroes without superpowers. That’s why detective stories are so popular, because…

Cold War 2. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 of our favourite fictional Singapore police officers

Jul 9th, 2016 Action, Crime, Thriller Marcus Goh 6 min read

Cold War 2 is the Hong Kong blockbuster that sees a stellar cast of police officers navigating their way through political intrigue and street-level crime. Thankfully, Singapore is pretty crime and corruption free, so we’ll never have to deal with the same types of situations as in Cold War 2. But that hasn’t stopped us from having a plethora of crime dramas and police officers on…