Andrew: As a continuation of a ‘Roles we play’ series we did last year, Dearie and I will now review some of the performances/ movies we’ve watched over the past few months. We’ve been watching a lot more movies this term as compared to our first year of dating, probably because it’s the most relaxing way to spend time together – plus we love geeking out by dissecting every aspect of the film. 🙂
We’ve decided to make this post different by adhering to the principle, ‘brevity is the soul of wit’. Hence, each ‘review’ will be 7 words or less.
Here’s the rundown of some of the more memorable shows we watched:
Andrew: Moving without being melodramatic.
Jasmine: Breakthrough performances and gritty realism: combustible!
Andrew: Succeeded more as a documentary than a drama.
Jasmine: A lot of story, but no heart.
Andrew: A mediocre script enlivened by stunning performances.
Jasmine: Where can I get Gong Li’s cheongsams?
Andrew: Full of twists and turns.
Jasmine: Watch this to pass time.
Andrew: Social satire dumbed down to romantic comedy.
Jasmine: Billed as zeitgeist film; missed the mark.
Hurt Locker (Home Rental)
Jasmine: Felt like 4th member of bomb squad.
Andrew: So, what does the title mean?
[This is a yearly performance written by Jonathan Lim poking fun at key events in Singapore over the year.]
Andrew: Who says Singaporean lack self-irony?
Jasmine: Uncomfortably crass, offset only by Ris satire.
Jasmine: So whose commentaries do you think were better? Leave your “vote” in the comments section- Andrew and I have agreed that the loser will treat the winner to ice-cream!