Default. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Ever noticed how Korean movies like ‘Default’ all use this one weird trope?

Jan 4th, 2019 Asian Cinema, Drama Marcus Goh 10 min read

If you’ve embraced the good bits of the Hallyu wave, then you’ll have noticed that all the critically acclaimed Korean movies have some… similarities. We’re not just talking about impressive production values or memorable plots. We’re talking about one particular character archetype that turns up in films like Default. The corrupt official. It seems like good Korean movies have that in common – a villainous…

5 of the world’s biggest financial crimes you must know

Jan 24th, 2016 Action Esther Au Yong 6 min read

The global financial crisis of 2008 is considered by many economists to have been the worst one since the Great Depression in the ’30s. In part, it was caused by the bursting of the US housing bubble, which was also in part due to the overvaluation of bundled subprime mortgages based on the theory that housing prices would continue to escalate. Well, what goes up…