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Master of extreme cinema

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- In Japan, he is known for making more than a hundred films across almost every genre. But outside of it, Takashi Miike is revered as a master of "extreme cinema", a style known ... Read More


Horror film stays true to history of Taiwan

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- The period of martial law in Taiwan known as the "White Terror" has been dealt with in novels and art-house movies, such as Hou Hsiao-hsien's celebrated A City Of Sadness (1989). ... Read More


Free passes to local films under new scheme

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- A new scheme will let Singaporeans and permanent residents enjoy free film screenings in cinemas. Content producer mm2 Entertainment and exhibitor Cathay Cineplexes have announc... Read More


It's all real on Singapore Social

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- On Monday morning, four cast members from Singapore Social - Netflix's reality television series which Singaporeans seemingly love to hate - stroll into a guest lounge at The Stra... Read More


A touch of Peranakan for Shake Shack's outlet in Tanjong Pagar

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- There is no need to head to Jewel Changi Airport to get your Shake Shack burger fix. The famous New York burger brand announced yesterday in a press statement it is opening its ... Read More


Romcoms with a twist

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- When The Camellia Blooms is a South Korean romantic comedy - with a sting. It starts with a bleak murder scene in grey before moving on to more familiar ground. Viewers are intr... Read More


Experimental work pays off for composer

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- Film composer Teo Wei Yong scored his biggest accolade to date when he won for Best Original Film Score at the recent 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, for his work on Singapore... Read More


Four home-grown commissions for Sifa next year

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- Four commissioned works from Singapore companies are among the headline works for next year's Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa). Nine Years Theatre is collaboratin... Read More


10 fresh home-grown releases to check out

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- In this monthly feature, The Straits Times highlights 10 new releases by home-grown music acts in the past month. 1. POP WICKED Benjamin Kheng Sony Music Entertainment Hea... Read More


Cross Island Line to take direct route under nature reserve

Singapore, Dec. 5 -- The MRT Cross Island Line (CRL) will run directly under Singapore's largest nature reserve, instead of skirting around it. Announcing its decision yesterday, the Ministry of Tra... Read More