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- Missing The Right Notes: A Review of Adiwiraku
April 21 20170Syar S. Alia
Adiwiraku Directed by Eric Ong Written by Jason Chong, Cheryl Ann Fernando, Eric Ong Reviewed by Satpal Kaler Adiwiraku (My Superhero) is based on a true story about a team of choral speakers from a secondary school in Kedah. Small, focused films have their own place in cinema but...
- Concrete Therapy: A Review of Remedy
April 16 20170Syar S. Alia
Remedy Directed by Jeremy Ooi 15 - 19 March 2017, DPAC Reviewed by SAMANTHA CHEH Remedy is a moving exposition on the nature of therapy, nuanced in its detail and sharp in its deconstruction of therapy as an experience. Produced by EJA Productions in partnership with Relate Malaysia, the...
- More Than Words: A Review of A Language of Their Own
March 31 20171Syar S. Alia
A Language of Their Own Written by Chay Yew Directed by Woon Fook Sen 24 - 26 March 2017, DPAC Review by Suraya Zainudin "Unlike women, men never truly get over the grief of a breakup." Such was the conclusion of multiple behavioral studies assessing how men and women...
- Mount Kinabalu, Migration & Momisok in ‘Chronicles of KK’
March 23 20170Bilqis Hijjas
A rich collection of short stories positions the often marginalized East Malaysian state of Sabah front and center. A review by Nine....
- Quadruple Love: A Review of Fourplay
March 22 20170Syar S. Alia
Fourplay Produced by penangpac Directed by Wong Lay Chin, Christopher Preslar, Alvie Cheng & John S. de Silva 17 - 19 February 2017 Review by DHIYANAH HASSAN As a feature for Valentine’s Day, penangpac worked with four directors to produce four short plays: Pak Tor? (Wong Lay Chin), The...
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