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100 minutes/ four stars

The ticking-clock thriller will get an indie makeover and the result’s a pulse-quickening experience that, in leisure worth, beats something that mainstream cinema has made shortly.

Small-time criminal Constantine “Connie” Niklas (Robert Pattinson) and his intellectually disabled brother Nick (Benny Safdie) rob a New York City financial institution and, over the course of 1 night time, an more and more determined Connie should elevate the cash to bail out his brother, whereas evading seize by the police.

The wunderkind Safdie brothers, Benny and Josh, co-direct this homage to 1970s low-budget cinema that includes a person on the run, making an attempt to finish a mission, solely to have one mishap after one other canine his footsteps.

WHERE: Screening Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Monday ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: Schedule and tickets at or pay in money on the door

John Lui


105 minutes/ three.5 stars

Emma’s (Vivian Sung) pop star desires don’t quantity to something, main her to endure from extreme despair. When her long-time pal, Wang Cheng-hsiang (Jasper Liu), miraculously travels again in time to their highschool days, he decides to place a cease to her singing fantasies to vary her destiny.

It is straightforward to write down this off as an inexpensive try and emulate the successes of Taiwan youth romcoms, You’re The Apple Of My Eye (2011) and Our Times (2015).

But whereas these two earlier works – which went on to grow to be enormous hits within the area – had been gentle, feel-good enjoyable, a way of melancholy pervades this movie.

Yip Wai Yee


120 minutes/ three.5 stars

This acclaimed comedy is introduced again on New Year’s Eve as a part of The Projector’s best-of, year-end collection.

Kumail (comic Kumail Nanjiani, enjoying himself) is a struggling stand-up comedian who meets Emily (Zoe Kazan, enjoying Nanjiani’s actual spouse Emily V. Gordon). His Pakistani Muslim immigrant household retains setting him up with girls from his tradition. After he and Emily break up, she falls right into a coma.

Because of the sickness, the moments that kind the background in romcoms are thrust into the foreground, giving viewers loads of finely noticed takes concerning the issue that will get omitted most frequently – households.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Sunday, 2.20pm ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: For bookings, go to

John Lui


92 minutes/ three.5 stars

Writer-director David Lowery performs with story and visuals the way in which musicians play with sounds. This film brims with loops, echoes and choruses.

Musician C (Casey Affleck) dies, however as an alternative of shifting on, he haunts the home of his widow, M (Rooney Mara). Lowery’s goof is that Affleck spends many of the film below a white sheet with two eyeholes, when he might have simply proven Affleck as himself.

C turns into unstuck in time. Cycles of beginning and dying play out like a grand American pageant.

With the assistance of a robust rating from Daniel Hart, the impact is mesmerising and, sure, haunting.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: From in the present day, numerous occasions ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: For bookings and schedule, go to

John Lui

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