By Keith Pereña
Star Wars has always been a part of my life. One evening back in my family’s first home in Manila, I binged on the original trilogy. Seated on our plastic couch, my eyes shimmered every time an X-wing blitzed past or when Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader battled it out. Star Wars became one of my primary interests and I ached to share the magic of the films with someone. It was only a couple of years later that I found someone to share my tales of the galaxy far, far away with — my brothers.
Continue reading Happiness lies in watching this galaxy with my siblings
By Suresh Pattali
The driver jammed the brakes and the Yellow Cab screeched to a halt on the hard shoulder of Singapore’s Pan Island Expressway. He swallowed an expletive, hammered the temple with his fists and screamed: “What on earth is going on? Can you guys just shut up, or let me know what’s it about so that I can help solve.”
Continue reading A Chinese melodrama that took me to my pastoral roots
By Sushmita Bose
As I was writing this, Indian media speculation — of a rather scurrilous sort — had peaked over the untimely death of Bollywood superstar Sridevi, who passed away in Dubai. Conspiracy theories abounded, and yellow journalism had turned at least 50 shades deeper.
Continue reading If I had to choose the greatest Hollywood film ever made…
By Oscar Yanez
If you think The Shape of Water is a horror movie or science fiction, you’re wrong. It may be unconventional but it is still a story of romance, ‘a beautiful fairy tale for adults’, in the words of director Guillermo del Toro.
Continue reading This one’s a fairytale for adults and it has a Sci-Fi twist