Movie reviews

The Dark Knight

Just watched [The Dark Knight](http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/). By now this comes as no surprise, but Heath Ledger was diabolically good as the Joker. I think had he still been alive, people would have praised his performance, though being dead somehow gives an actor cult status. (Pardon me if I sound cynical as I don’t mean to, but …

881 the movie

I watched 881 today. I heard it was doing much better than another local movie I watched recently, Gone Shopping. The cinema we were in, at Great World City, was about half full on a Monday night All this while, it didn’t occur to me why the movie was named that way. Even though I …

Gone Shopping: The Movie

What’s it really like to be a tai-tai (rich housewife), with shop assistants at your feet, a nice house and limitless credit? What’s it like to shag a Cosplay chick who calls herself Princess Hayumi? What’s it like be abandoned by one’s parents while shopping at Mustafa? You will get the answers at Gone Shopping, …

Paris, Je T’aime

We just watched Paris, Je T’aime, a French movie that recently featured in the Cannes Film Festival. It was delightful, and romantic as you can expect, but there were scenes that were quite out of the ordinary. The whole movie is actually made up of ‘short stories’ from various districts, or Arrondissements, in Paris. Each …

Pan’s Labyrinth

‘Watched Pan’s Labyrinth at Vivocity today. I had been warned that it had elements of horror and fantasy, and that it was set during the Spanish Civil War. Prior to this movie, my only exposure to the Spanish Civil War was going to the Musee Nationale Picasso in Paris half a year ago and looking …