Reviews

Movie Review: Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d’enfants)

Title: Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d’enfants) Loved it Graded Genre: Dark comedy Director: Yann Samuell Writer: Yann Samuell Actors:  Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard Close childhood friends, Julian (Guillaume Canet) and Sophie (Marion Cotillard) continuously dare each other to pull pranks in a twisted game of oneupmanship. Wow, talk about a movie that leaves a lasting impact. It’s been months since I first… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Mustang

Title: Mustang Loved it Graded Genre: Drama Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Actors: Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Tuğba Sunguroğlu Country: France/Turkey/Germany, 2015 Language: In French with English subtitles In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal with unexpected consequences. The family home is… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Tokyo Anyway

Title: Tokyo Anyway Loved it Graded Genre: Contemporary Director: Camille Meynard Actors: Benjamin Ramon, Violette Pallaro, Antojo Country: Belgium, 2013 Language: In French with English subtitles Camille, Faustine, Armel and Félix are four friends living and working in Brussels. In a single day, each of them arrive at a turning point in their lives. The film shows a generation’s struggle in building careers and families. With… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: The Canterville Ghost (Le Fantôme de Canterville)

Title: The Canterville Ghost (Le Fantôme de Canterville) Loved it Graded Genre: Comedy Director: Yann Samuell Screenwriter: Yann Samuell Actors: Audrey Fleurot, Michaël Youn, Michèle Laroque Elements: Drama, Fantasy Ghost Aliénor of Canterville, a brazen and brilliant 18th-century noblewoman and feminist ahead of her time, soul damned to the earth because she would yield to no man, has been ever since haunting her isolated old castle… Read more →

[Media Invite] 25th Toyota Classics Charity Asian Tour

Title: 25th Toyota Classics Charity Asian Tour Loved it Graded Orchestra: Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra Soloists: Vasko Vassilev and Pamela Tan Nicholson Location: Marina Bay Sands I was honoured to be invited to the one-night only Singapore concert at the 25th Anniversary Toyota Classics Charity Asian Tour. Held earlier in October, the concert took on classical music and popular movie scores,… Read more →

[Contest] Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) by Cecelia Ahern

Title: Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) Loved it Graded Author: Cecelia Ahern Genre: Romance Publisher: Hyperion Elements: Chick Lit Series: Stand Alone From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can’t seem to get it right. Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and… Read more →

[Media Invite] Movie Review: Back in Crime (l’Autre vie de Richard Kemp)

Title: Back in Crime (l’Autre vie de Richard Kemp) Loved it Graded Genre: Crime/Thriller Director: Germinal Alvarez Actors: Jean-Hugue Anglades, Mélanie Thierry, Philippe Berodot Elements: Time travel Series: Stand alone When Police Captain Richard Kemp investigates a murder, strange similarities to the case bring to mind Pierced Ear, a serial killer who he hunted in vain at the beginning of his career. His only witness is… Read more →

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

Title: Dark Star Loved it Graded Author: Bethany Frenette Genre: Fantasy, Superheroes Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Elements: Superpowers Series: Book 1 of the Dark Star series Audrey Whitticomb has nothing to fear. Her mother is the superhero Morning Star, the most deadly crime-fighter in the Twin Cities, so it’s hard for Audrey not to feel safe. That is, until she’s lured into the sweet night air… Read more →

[Media Invite] Metropolitan Festival Orchestra’s Bridging Frontiers Concert

Title: Bridging Frontiers Concert Loved it Graded Orchestra: Metropolitan Festival Orchestra Conductor: Chan Tze Law Erhu Soloists: Ling Hock Siang and Wilson Neo Horn Soloist: Han Chang Chou Location: Esplanade Concert Hall This highly-anticipated production allows audiences to relive the awesome experience of the full-length Academy Award-winning motion picture projected on a giant screen and complete with Howard Shore’s iconic soundtrack… Read more →

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Title: The Paladin Prophecy Loved it Graded Author: Mark Frost Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers  Elements: Paladins Series: Book 1 of the Paladin Prophecy series Will West is careful to live life under the radar. At his parents’ insistence, he’s made sure to get mediocre grades and to stay in the middle of the pack on his cross-country team.… Read more →