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R.I.P., Toh Hai Leong, 58

Best known for his legendary mockumentary Zombie Dogs (a.k.a. Eat Shit Fuck & Die), Singaporean film-maker Toh Hai Leong died yesterday at the age of 58. According to The Straits Times, he succumbed to ‘diabetes-related pneumonia‘. Hai Leong was a one-of-a-kind [...]

January 16, 2014 News

Star Wars cinematographer, Gilbert Taylor, dies at age 99

The cinematic world suffered a great loss with the passing of veteran cinematographer, Gilbert Taylor, on 23 August 2013.  He was 99. Taylor was involved with classics like Star Wars, Dr. Strangelove, Flash Gordon, The Omen and our favourite Polanski [...]

September 3, 2013 News

Zatoichi on Criterion

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this Christmas, look no further than this beautiful Zatoichi Bu-ray box set from Criterion. Containing all 27 remastered episodes of the movie series along with the usual Criterion goodies, this set looks like [...]

August 17, 2013 News

R.I.P., Haji, 67

Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! actress Haji has died, aged 67. Besides Faster Pussycat…, Haji acted in several other iconic Russ Meyer movies, including Motorpsycho and Supervixens. R.I.P. Haji. [...]

August 13, 2013 News

Texting and driving: Free Herzog documentary

While we probably don’t need Werner Herzog to tell us how dangerous texting and driving can be, the director has released a short documentary that delves into the lives of those affected by this disastrous combination of activity. Watch the [...]

August 12, 2013 News

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing is a disturbing new documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer based on the 1965 Indonesian genocide. Joshua managed to track down the actual executioner, Anwar Congo, who had personally executed at least 1000 people, (mostly by strangulation by [...]

July 20, 2013 News

R.I.P., Jim Kelly, 67

Martial artist and 70s film icon Jim Kelly has died, aged 67. Kelly was Bruce Lee’s unforgettable co-star in Enter The Dragon (1973) and later starred in Blaxploitation classics including Black Belt Jones (1974) and Three The Hard Way (1974). [...]

July 1, 2013 News

Japanese Film Festival 2013

We’re unforgivably late in publicizing this, but the annual Japanese Film Festival is on again in Singapore. Built around four themes – Currents, Undercurrents, Around the 80s and Retrospective (of Shindo Kaneto and Yoshimura Kozaburo) – the festival is a [...]

July 1, 2013 News

Singapore film maker wins big at Cannes Film Festival

Wow, we are absolutely at a loss for words, and extremely proud of Anthony Chen. We have always been huge fans of Asian films, but this news really made us realise just how far Asian films have progressed. And to [...]

May 27, 2013 News


I guess the wait’s finally over after all these years. Gatchaman is scheduled for release in theatres on 24 August! Check it out! [...]

May 9, 2013 News