Which is It? Deadpool 2 or Teen Titans Go! To the Movies?

This is a 2018 superhero film featuring multiple superheroes with strong comedic elements and the constant breaking of the 4th wall. It features a character that people called Deadpool who dresses in red and black and fights with guns and swords. The film also references to other films in both the Marvel and DC CinematicContinue reading “Which is It? Deadpool 2 or Teen Titans Go! To the Movies?”

Which is It? Tangled or The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

I just saw an Academy Award-nominated Disney film about a protagonist with a unique physical attribute who was confined to a life of isolation in a tower by a villainous parental surrogate who claimed to only want what’s best for the protagonist. Unbeknownst to the protagonist, the villainous parental figure was the reason for theContinue reading “Which is It? Tangled or The Hunchback of Notre Dame?”

Which is It? Moana or Pocahontas?

I just saw a Disney film about a brown-skinned daughter of a village chief. She listened to a force of nature which told her her destiny and she counted among her associates an ancient supernatural being and a dumb bird. Against her father’s wishes, she left the safety of her village in a boat andContinue reading “Which is It? Moana or Pocahontas?”

Going South by Southeast: a Film Review of Raya and the Last Dragon

Being a Malaysian and Southeast Asian (and literally writing a review blog called A Naga of the Nusantara), I was naturally excited to see that Disney is finally turning their profit machine to exploiting my regional culture. Okay I know that sounds cynical but I am realistic about these things—the House of Mouse is inContinue reading “Going South by Southeast: a Film Review of Raya and the Last Dragon”

Not Over the Moon Over Over the Moon: A Film Review of Netflix’s Over the Moon

Chang’e is the Chinese goddess of the moon. As the legend goes, there used to be 10 suns which took turns to cross the sky every day, but one day, all 10 of them came out, roasting the world with their combined radiance. In response, Hou Yi heroically shot down 9 of them, and inContinue reading “Not Over the Moon Over Over the Moon: A Film Review of Netflix’s Over the Moon”

Hunting Witches in Alabama in the 60’s: A Film Review of The Witches

Roald Dahl is a foundational author in my life, and the first book of his I read was The Witches. I read it when my young mind was still floating about in that weird wooliness between imagination and reality, so when the book taught me how to spot witches living in secret amongst us, IContinue reading “Hunting Witches in Alabama in the 60’s: A Film Review of The Witches”

Disney Brought Dishonour To Us All: A Film Review of Disney’s Live Action Mulan

Oh boy. Oh brother. Where do I even begin with this… this nonsense? There will be spoilers, and I say that as if I give a shit. Okay, usually I would do a bit of research, reading, and maybe even talk to some friends before I review something but fuck it, I am only goingContinue reading “Disney Brought Dishonour To Us All: A Film Review of Disney’s Live Action Mulan”

A Wrestling Contest Between Feminism and the Patriarchy: a Film Review of Dangal

You have to fight in a way that people will remember you. If you win silver, sooner or later, you will be forgotten. If you win gold, you will be an example, And examples are given, child… not forgotten. See those girls? If you win tomorrow, you will not win alone. Millions of girls likeContinue reading “A Wrestling Contest Between Feminism and the Patriarchy: a Film Review of Dangal”

Japanese Landscaping During the Malayan Emergency: A Film Review of The Garden of Evening Mists

On 16th January 2020, I attended the sneak preview for the film adaptation of The Garden of Evening Mists, and I have Thoughts. I will preface this by saying that while I liked the Mr Tan Twan Eng’s book, I did not love it, and had really wanted the film to surpass its ink-and-paper sourceContinue reading “Japanese Landscaping During the Malayan Emergency: A Film Review of The Garden of Evening Mists”

Which is It? A Man Called Ove or Up?

I recently experienced a moving story revolving around an old man of Nordic descent surviving the death of his free-spirited wife, and engaging in behaviour that threatens his own life. In the process, he inadvertently met and became reluctantly entwined with a pushy younger person-of-colour. The old man is a very disagreeable curmudgeon who spendsContinue reading “Which is It? A Man Called Ove or Up?”

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