Crazy Rich Asians

16 Feb 19
Pan and Slam Cinema Forum

click play above to listen to the review by Jason Frank Koenigsberg Here are three storylines that you can see play out at the 91st Academy Awards. This is not about the decision to go host-less for the first time in three decades, nor is it a commentary about the producer’s decisions to not broadcast […]

16 Feb 19
What Would Krit Do

Our generation of Pacific people love Black culture.  We indulge in it everyday of our lives – from literature to fashion to politics.  It’s evident that some of our excellence has been influenced by Black excellence. Culture is dynamic.  It’s complex, it’s fluid and it’s changing.  I’ve always been interested in how we, as Pacific […]

16 Feb 19
StyleCaster

Keep an eye out for these names.

16 Feb 19
Download Film Kekinian

Synopsis An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous. Pemain: Amy Cheng, Awkwafina, Carmen Soo, Chieng Mun Koh, Chris Pang,Constance Lau, Constance Wu, Fiona Xie, Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr.,Henry Golding, Janice Koh Yu-Mei,Jimmy O. Yang, […]

16 Feb 19
GoldDerby
Arguably one of 2018’s best films was “The Favourite,” a period comedy-drama written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”). It reaped 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, making it the most nominated film alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma.” But will the love for the movie translate into a Best Picture win? Set in early 18th century England, “The Favourite” chronicles Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and her distant cousin Abigail Hill’s (Emma Stone) tantalizing power games to one-up each other to be the chief adviser to the temperamental Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). What could have easily been your conventional stuffy period drama ended up being a juicy, refreshing take on power dynamics, gender roles and social hierarchy in 18th century Britain. Lanthimos’ directorial choices, as well as Davis and McNamara’s script, which blurs the lines between comedy and drama seamlessly with its witty, razor-sharp dialogue, shred all conventions and turn the genre on its head. While it’s entertaining to watch the dynamic between the three protagonists shift, it’s the deeply layered characters, especially Colman’s, that stand out. SEE 6 reasons Rachel Weisz can win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar However, the movie isn’t just well written and brilliantly directed. From the brilliant cinematography by Robbie Ryan, enhanced by the significant use of wide shots and fisheye lenses, to the sharp editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis, to the brilliant ensemble cast led by the exquisite trio of actresses, “The Favourite” gives you everything you expect from a potential Best Picture Oscar winner. Critic Theo Schear (Film Threat) calls the movie “a work of art that embraces and embellishes all the joys of cinema while offering a more enjoyable and progressive revisionist history.“ John Bleasdale (CineVue) says, “The Favourite has ribaldry and intelligence to burn, a deliciously entertaining period piece that feels liberated by its period, rather than restrained and invigorates like a glass of wine thrown violently in your face.“ And Leonardo Goi (Film Stage) praises it for being “endlessly quotable and serendipitously timely“ and “a zany, piercing close-up on three women so replete with swagger as to reduce their male counterparts to disposable extras.” SEE Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara reveal the modern influences in ‘The Favourite’ “The Favourite” has taken home several important prizes, most recently seven BAFTA Awards, including Best British Film. With a membership overlap, these BAFTA wins could be good news for the movie on its way to the Oscars. The Oscars uses a preferential ballot to determine the Best Picture winner; voters have to rank their choices instead of choosing one single winner. The movie’s 10 bids demonstrate across-the-board support, which could increase its chances as all branches vote in the final round. That said, with a preferential ballot, a movie needs more than just a considerable number of first-place votes; it needs second- and third-place votes as well. “The Favourite”‘s style and storyline could end up being too weird and unconventional for some voters, placing it in the bottom half of their ballots. Plus, except for its Best British Film win at the BAFTAs, it has also not snatched the top prize at any televised award show yet: “Roma” took home Best Film at the Critics’ Choice Awards and BAFTAs; “Green Book” won the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy/Musical; “Crazy Rich Asians” snatched Critics’ Choice for Best Comedy; it was snubbed for the ensemble award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. According to our combined Oscar odds, “The Favourite” is in fourth place with odds of 7/1, behind “Roma,” “Green Book,” and “BlacKkKlansman,” but ahead of “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “Vice,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until Feb. 24 Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on Feb. 24. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
16 Feb 19
Sea of Pages

🌟🌟 Rachel Chu is a thirty-something economics professor living in New York. This summer, her boyfriend Nicholas Young has invited her to come along with him to Singapore, where he is to be the best man for his friend’s wedding. There she will be meeting Nick’s family, and see the place he grew up in. […]

16 Feb 19
GR Travels

So my husband and I saw Ken Jeong’s comedy show in Stockton last night.  We saw Kevin Hart last year and Fluffy the year before that.  Ken Jeong’s show happened to pop up in my Inbox so we gave him a chance. He’s pretty hilarious.  If you don’t know who he is, he’s in all […]

16 Feb 19
Books 2 Screen

‘Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein’s joint venture with ITV Studios, is adapting for television Polite Society, a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma set in contemporary Delhi, based on Mahesh Rao’s (The Smoke Is Rising) forthcoming novel. This will mark the first mixed-language series for the production company behind such series as Snowpiercer and Hanna, as […]

16 Feb 19
Cummings Family Adventures

Free at Last, Free at Last!!! Though not that happy. One last stroll on the Lido aft deck. We arrived Singapore on the 15th of February around 7 Am and soon were on our way to Changing Airport. Before I get to my “travel” story, I want to share some pictures of this beautiful and […]

16 Feb 19
Richard J Wright

  Sometimes, life grants you deeper lessons in the human experience. After a week, since my last post about Gucci and that 850 dollar black face sweater. I have had time to consider a new thought. I must give credit where credit is due. YouTube has a channel called Thought Crimez and on that channel […]

16 Feb 19
Mind Child's musings

TULIPMANIA! If you are interested in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, chances are that you have heard some skeptic make a comparison with ‘tulips’. Why would blockchain-based assets be compared with that particular flower? Well, it is all to do with one of the craziest bubbles ever inflated, which was what I want to talk about […]

16 Feb 19
Andre Eger

Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn’t have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly advertises the “cheaper” iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is still too expensive for […]

16 Feb 19
darlablog

BALI TRIP 2018 Bali is an island located in Southeast Asia which belongs to the Country Indonesia. It is known for its volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, coral reefs and beaches. The island is home to religious sites, temples can be seen by a distance, even the houses has mini temples for them to pray. […]

16 Feb 19
At the Foot of the Sierras

Happy late Valentine’s Day, everyone! Maybe some of you are sad that the holiday is over, and maybe some of you are a bit bummed that it’s done. Either way, the celebration of love doesn’t have to end on February 14th. Here are some lines from movies that I think are pretty doggone romantic but that aren’t really celebrated or well-known.