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Review: Stray Dogs (2014)

Review by Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Stumbling out of the National Museum after viewing the restored Singhalese classic, Nidhanaya (1972), I was greeted by rain as I made my way to an eagerly-awaited SGIFF (Singapore International Film Festival) [...]

December 11, 2014 Reviews

Review: Vengeance is Mine (1979)

  Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Based on the true story of serial killer Akira Nishiguchi, whose killing spree gripped Japan during the late 1963 to early 1964, Vengeance Is Mine is director Shohei Imamura’s masterpiece [...]

November 21, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Raid 2 (2014)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ “Brilliant”. That was the first word that came to mind after I finished The Raid 2. I remember watching Ong Bak a number of years back followed by Chocolate [...]

November 7, 2014 Reviews

Review: Deliverance (1972)

Review by Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ The 1970s seems to have been one of the most fruitful decades for movie genres we just love at SCUM. Blaxploitation, pinku, grindhouse… and in the form of Deliverance (1972), the survival [...]

October 30, 2014 Reviews

Review: Yi Yi, aka A One and A Two (2000)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ The seventh and final film from Taiwanese New Wave legend Edward Yang, Yi Yi, is an epic masterpiece that gives backstage access to the intricacies of relationships within a family unit, [...]

October 18, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Street Fighter (1974)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Sonny Chiba shines as the anti-hero Tamuka Tsurugi, a hired assassin capable of taking out entire armies with his deadly fists. Sonny Chiba’s a killing machine here, truly ferocious and merciless. At [...]

September 26, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Wings of Honneamise (1987)

Review by Mountain Monkey SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆   I’m told by Topo Sanchez that Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise screened in Singapore during one of the country’s film festivals in the 1990s. For late-comers like myself, who [...]

September 19, 2014 Reviews

Review: The Batwoman (1968)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Frankly I do not even know where to begin with this ultra-cheesy entry from Mexico! This one’s released during the Batman craze back in the late 1960s. Somehow DC Comics didn’t sue for [...]

August 24, 2014 Reviews

Review: Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Review by: Topo Sanchez SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming or reminiscing about the past? Do you observe that your thoughts are usually abrupt, non-linear and sometimes purely random? Well, Post Tenebras Lux is kinda [...]

August 15, 2014 Reviews

Review: Harry Brown (2009)

Review by Monkey Fist SCUM Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Harry Brown (Michael Caine) is an elderly ex-marine who lives a lonely life in a decaying estate in London. After suffering the loss of his wife who has been in a coma [...]

August 8, 2014 Reviews