Laplace's Witch. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

The most bewitching onscreen witches before ‘Laplace’s Witch’ came along

Jun 9th, 2018 Asian Cinema, Drama, Thriller Marcus Goh 10 min read

Far from symbolising the occult, the darkness and depravity of the human soul, witches portrayed in mass media these days have evolved into young and attractive paragons of female empowerment. There was a time when being called a “witch” would have been an insult (or even dangerous, since they drowned or burned those accused of witchcraft as recently as the 1600s) – but it’s a…

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5 famous films that were actually movies about making movies

Mar 10th, 2016 Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

Talk about meta. You’d think such plots were rare occurrences, but every so often, some scriptwriter manages to get away with writing about them writing about into a film. It’s almost as if they ran out of ideas, looked up and thought: “Hey, how about I write about what’s happening all around me?” It feels like an inside joke to folk in the film industry, while the rest…