Dignity and Self-Narration in “$alary Day” by R. Madhavan (2019)

What is the ethical purpose of film in light of capitalism, migration and labour?  As the first film acted, directed and produced by migrant workers in Singapore, $alary Day offers a few ways of thinking about representing the self through the screen. Resisting the notion of the cinema as that which quietens and tames its audience, $alary Day is … Continue reading Dignity and Self-Narration in “$alary Day” by R. Madhavan (2019)

The Ghosts on the Screen – “Stranger Things” (2019) by Nigel Cheah & Royal Estate

Time flies, never to be recalled, and so does the tunnel that carries my car into the night. Yet, perhaps against my better judgment, I cannot resist looking backwards. "Stranger Things" by Nigel Cheah and Royal Estate is an attempt at resisting the growing distance between the man I am now and the boy I … Continue reading The Ghosts on the Screen – “Stranger Things” (2019) by Nigel Cheah & Royal Estate