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83 minutes. That is the total runtime for Andrew Ahn’s sophomore feature Driveways, and yet in its 83 minute runtime, the film says all that it needs to without a lapse in breath, judgement, or error. Released in 2020, Driveways is the rare emotion-mending film that we so desperately need, and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

There isn’t really much to discuss or say about Driveways apart from its fairly simple plot. Hong Chau plays Kathy, a single mother who, with her eight-year-old son, Cody (Lucas Jaye), travels to the house of her late sister in order…


How Singapore’s growing generation gap is a detriment for the country moving forward

Photo by Guo Xin Goh on Unsplash

It’s no secret that generational conflicts are prominent across the world.

Singapore is not the only country to be left out of the ring. Rather, it’s getting pulled in everyday with impactful social conversations, internet debates and YouTube videos that would rather keep the topic short and entertaining than focus on the astronomical topic at hand.

Singapore’s generational gap may be different than other countries, and while it is not atypical of the Asian culture, Singapore’s exposure to Western culture, modern issues and an abundance of unwanted…


Why Destiny 2 going free-to-play represents so much more

Destiny 2’s newest expansion sees players returning to a haunted Moon in Shadowkeep.

When Bungie revealed the Activision-Blizzard split in early 2019, the hopes for the company were pretty high after.

Discussions had been thrown around before the eventual split, claiming that Activision was hindering the good progress on Destiny 2, the multi-platform looter-shooter, while others claimed that Bungie were the ones aiming an exotic pistol and shooting it at their own foot.

But in a recent interview, Bungie’s communications director David Dague stated that Activision weren’t hanging over the developers shoulders throughout Destiny 2’s development, saying, “We launched this franchise with Activision, naturally…


Why the evolution of Singapore could depend on the state of her unique language

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For as long as Singaporeans could remember, Singlish is more than just an identity and national pride.

In many ways, Singlish, an English-based creole language, continues to stay relevant despite exercises to promote good English, but there seems to be different ways of presenting it in local media.

With English being an official language for Singapore, it seems that what was once an idyllic expression for the country’s generations before, could suffer a rut that sees it stay behind as the future moves forward.

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How does Makoto Shinkai live up to 2016’s ‘Your Name’?

This review is spoiler-filled. Unless you want to cry with a fury fist in the cinema, or simply cry without it, I’d recommend not reading until you’ve watched the film. Or read anyway, with a fist and no tears.

In the follow up to the acclaimed 2016’s “Your Name”, Makoto Shinkai’s latest animated feature takes us to modern-day Tokyo, following sixteen year-old Hodaka Morishima as he leaves home in search of something more. During his travels, he meets up along with an orphan girl named Hina Amano, which he soon…


It’s the only way to listen.

It’s time to listen. Picture courtesy: Namroud Gorguis.

It’s pretty hard to decipher upon what exactly makes a Millennial want to listen to music. Is it nostalgia? Is it movie tie-in songs? Is because Uncle Dave and Aunt Lucy loves those songs too? No wonder they play it all Christmas-long!

It’s perhaps all of them, and their own little unique tastes. But, just like music, tastes are subjective and are always subject to change.

A millennial today would have a whole new world to pursue, dazzling sights to see, and thousands of songs to listen to on Spotify before they found the…

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