#1 – Top 5 Songs from Animated Films

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A movie is incomplete without a soundtrack of its own – especially animated films that are more reliant on the use of music and visuals than the use of dialogue. Lost in the hype of recent hits like ‘Let it Go’, many of us have forgotten about the older masterpieces that were (and still are) loved by people of all ages.

So here are 5 beautiful pieces of music that the world will probably never get tired of 🙂

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Fathers And Daughters


Since December, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of the film “Fathers and Daughters”, which stars various celebrities that many of us would be familiar with – Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer. For those of you who are, like myself, incapable of isolating yourselves from romance films, you probably would have watched one of Nicholas Sparks’ more prominent movies “Dear John”, where Seyfried starred as the beautiful and smart woman known as Savannah. Russell Crowe is also no stranger to the film industry, having won an Academy Award and portrayed the role of Inspector Javert in the latest renditin of the popular musical “Les Miserables”. Continue reading

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings, more like kill my feelings.

Before I start gushing, let me set the premise. Because when it comes to this film, simply saying it’s based on the Beat Generation is not enough- it’s not like most other Beat films.

The film begins with budding poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) unexpectedly accepted into Columbia University for a degree in poetry, and urged to go by his renowned-poet-father although his schizophrenic mom frantically pleads him not to. Stepping into the prestigious campus, he is immediately taken in by the hedonistic and charismatic rebel student Lucien Carr (Dane Dehaan), and quickly befriends him. Carr has a dream of starting a new literary movement that would erase conventional poetry- assonance, rhyming, vanilla subject matters- from the public’s minds. However, lacking the chops to do so, he surrounds himself with Ginsberg, “real writer” Jack Kerouac and caustic-druggie-in-a-pinstriped-suit William S. Burroughs while immersing Ginsy into NYC’s bohemian drug, booze and jazz filled underbelly. The cogs turn and the plan is soon set in motion (predominantly helped along by Ginsberg’s immense talent, discovery of amphetamines and infatuation towards Carr) to overthrow the institute’s stick-in-the-mud uptight ways and the current literary status quo. However, obstructing this team of literary Avengers is David Kammerer- Carr’s much older, obsessed sexual stalker-lover-homeworkdoer who just refuses to take a hint. When Carr takes aggressive measures to end their twisted relationship, the Beat Generation is caught in a murder investigation.

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Under Electric Clouds

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A month ago, Singapore hosted a film festival, screening dozens of international films, all of which were connected in two ways- they were super-indie and super-hard-to-understand. They were all gems amongst international film- or so I’m told. I didn’t watch all of them because I’m a broke student. However, I did get to watch one particular film so here are my carefully collected thoughts on it.

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Pan’s Labyrinth Review

I really really enjoyed watching Pan’s Labyrinth. Even after a few days, I kept thinking about it. This is already saying a lot, considering I forget what I did seconds ago. You’d think the movie’s all rainbows and sunshine considering it is fairy tale like, but no. It’s so ASDFGH to watch! And I’m not even just talking about the gore and leg-sawing and what not (although they might have something to do with it), but the whole movie is just really heart breaking. Continue reading