Saturday, 10 January 2015

Birdman [Review]

Opinion: A

By Jason Lin

It is like nothing that has been seen before. A high concept film that strikes sky high on almost every level of technical and creative filmmaking aspect will set the entire industry and community ablaze with exhilaration and hopes of new breakthroughs. This very film that should retain itself in the hearts and memories for time to come is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s well-executed fifth and latest feature film – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

Monday, 3 February 2014


The Monkey King 3D [Review]

Opinion: B-

By Jason Lin

Arguably the highest anticipated Asian films this lunar new year, The Monkey King squanders what appears to be a relatively good screenplay adapted from one of the most popular Chinese literature and folklore with an over-saturation of visual effects in almost every sequence. This results in a major 120 minutes eyesore and an unfortunate distraction from an otherwise valuable characterisation and narrative development.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The Nightingale [Review]

Opinion: B+

By Jason Lin

Zhigen, an old Chinese farmer, has lived alone in Beijing for over 20 years after moving to the city to allow his son Chongyi to attend university. He decides to make the long journey from Beijing to Yangshuo to honour the promise he made to his wife to bring back the bird that has been his only companion in the city. His daughter-in-law Qianing, a beautiful rich career woman, asks him to take along his granddaughter Renxing, an only child brought up in the lap of luxury. While grandfather and granddaughter set out on their journey – one travelling back in time, the other discovering her roots – Chongyi and Qianing, ponder the meaning of the life they have led in the sole pursuit of success and money.

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