Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter G.E.M. may be diminutive, but she packs a powder keg for a voice. Even in pumps she is still a head shorter than the dancers, but what she lacks in height she fills it up with her stage presence and A-game. This is her second time here. Back in 2015, she sold […]Read more "Concert (13 Aug 2017) – G.E.M. (邓紫棋)"
This is a tough review to write without dropping spoilers, but I will try. In fact, I would also recommend not watching the trailer because it drops a huge spoiler that will rob you of the feverish fun you are going to have. Trust me, go in blind and like me you will come up […]Read more "A Day (2017)"
Even if there are mighty trees all around you, Let them be shady, let them be huge, But, even for the shade of a single leaf, Beg not, beg never, ask never! The path of fire you shall tread! The path of fire! Yes, That Path of Fire! You shall never tire, You shall never […]Read more "Agneepath (2012)"
What a film! What a performance! I have just walked the Path of Fire – Agneepath. This one is full-on melodrama and reminds me of Brian de Palma’s bombastic Scarface. The first 30min is one of the best openings ever. A boy is taught a life lesson by his father – every person in his […]Read more "Agneepath (1990)"
This is the third time The XX were here and I have been fortunate to see them twice. They have become a well-oiled machine now. They burst on the scene in 2009 with their debut album that has become an instant classic. The minimalist and atmospheric soundscape just leaps out of my speakers, and coupled […]Read more "Concert (25 July 2017) – The XX"
Dunkirk was literally my third war movie at the cinema in a roll. It started with War for the Planet of the Apes, which was one of the most evocative and unsettling human war films I have seen. It was followed by a Japanese anime, In This Corner of the World, an exquisite time-capsule of a movie, […]Read more "Dunkirk (2017)"
Freshly minted, super-duper fun, uber cool, confident, thrilling, propulsive, exhilarating, inspired, geeky glee inducing… these are just some adjectives I would bandy around Baby Driver and it is definitely deserving of even more. This is pop-culture filmmaking at its best. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make […]Read more "Baby Driver (2017)"