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HIGH TIDE 開台

16.01.21

Tiff counts the little blessings she received from 2020 — namely, the amount of music and films she enjoyed from Taiwan. ⁠

Your Name Engraved Herein is one of her picks, the romantic drama taking over the Netflix Top 10 since it debuted.⁠

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Every month, Tiff shares quality Taiwanese indie music, films, and subcultures, exchanging cultural observations between Singapore and the wider Mandarin-speaking world.⁠

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

15.01.20

In 2004, a little sci-fi film named Avatar (not *that* one) was produced and released in Singapore — with its roots in cyberpunk and 90s cheese, it remains a rarely-seen oddity in local film. This month, Asian Film Archive is bringing it back to screens as part of State of Motion 2021, focusing on Southeast Asian sci-fi. ⁠

Listen in to AFA’s Viknesh and Kay Wee as they talk about the programme, along with their highlights this month — which includes one of Japan’s first all-colour samurai films, and an Iranian treasure remastered to 4K.⁠

 

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About Asian Film Archive

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The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.

More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.

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BEHOLD!

14.01.2021

David Byrne’s American Utopia is full of magic. Anyone captivated by the energy and timelessness of Stop Making Sense will fall for the film’s theatricality, which is why it makes one of BEHOLD!’s highlights of 2020. ⁠

Listen in as they talk about the concert film, along with the quietly devastating teen drama in Never Rarely Sometimes Always and the inventive documentary Dick Johnson is Dead.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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SAY REEL BY NSFTV

17.11.20

Not Safe For TV tells the Singaporean stories you wouldn’t normally see. Say Reel is a segment featuring a lovingly curated selection of tales by the NSFTV team.⁠

This segment compiles Girls Girls Girls, a five-part drama about navigating the murky waters of being a 16-year-old girl in Singapore.

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Not Safe For TV is an online visual magazine for experimental video content, provoking deeper thought and conversation through the exploration of urban social issues in Southeast Asia.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

14.12.20

After this episode of Coming Attractions was recorded, one of AFA’s films planned for December, No Hard Feelings, was not cleared for screening in its intended form. ⁠

Still, you’ll get to learn about the film, which centres a German-born Iranian falling for an Iranian immigrant, along with Blue Moon, an anthology film where each screening has a unique playback order, and the latest export from China’s growing slate of arthouse films, Damp Season.⁠

 

Listen to the episode on Spotify:

About Asian Film Archive

Website | Facebook | Instagram

The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.

More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.

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Genre Equality

08.11.20

Demon Slayer‘s first feature film, Brandon Cronenberg’s body horror Possessor, and Hulu’s reboot of Animaniacs are Genre Equality’s main topics this month!

Plus, they review ghost hunting comedies from England (Amazon Prime’s Truth Seekers) and Egypt (Paranormal), HBO Max’s latest instalment of Adventure Time: Distant Lands, Blumhouse’s hilarious body swap/slasher mash-up Freaky, Netflix’s Sudanese haunting of His House, AMC’s anthology about a scientific test to determine Soulmates, and much more.

Finally, Isa spotlights the best from the current anime season, while Hidzir eulogizes CW’s Supernatural and raves about Trung Le Nguyen’s graphic novel fairytale The Magic Fish about a young gay boy coming out to his parents.


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong.

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SAY REEL BY NSFTV

17.11.20

Not Safe For TV tells the Singaporean stories you wouldn’t normally see. Say Reel is a segment featuring a lovingly curated selection of tales by the NSFTV team.⁠

Stories of serendipitous encounters, family friction, edifying cab rides, and more on One Take, featured in this episode.

Watch episode one of Say Reel by NSFTV here.

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Not Safe For TV is an online visual magazine for experimental video content, provoking deeper thought and conversation through the exploration of urban social issues in Southeast Asia.

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BEHOLD!

12.11.2020

This episode of BEHOLD! is a deep dive into the pop culture that best illuminates the American politicians and the political process. ⁠

From the verbose liberal idealism of Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, to the cynically satirical farce of HBO’s Veep, to the adversarial civics exercise that shapes future leaders in Apple TV+’s documentary Boys State — these three titles explore the strengths, paradoxes and failures of American government.⁠

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong.

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Genre Equality

09.11.2020

HBO’s audacious Lovecraft Country, Mike Flanagan’s eerie The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Adult Swim’s savage Primal are our main topics on the 35th episode of Genre Equality!

Plus we also discuss new seasons of excellent animated series, several Halloween-themed horror titles on Hulu and Blumhouse / Amazon Prime Video, Netflix’s magical update of a Chinese myth, charming indie comedies, HBO Max’s witchy Roald Dahl remake, Marvel TV’s final show, South Park’s pandemic special, an interactive Batman movie, and much more.

Finally, Hidzir spotlights Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s gripping haunted house novel Mexican Gothic.


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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong.

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BEHOLD!

09.10.2020

It’s a Halloween special of BEHOLD!, where we dive into horror movies about horror movies.

From Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, to Shin’ichirô Ueda’s One Cut Of The Dead, to Wes Craven’s New Nightmare and Scream – these meta films hilariously deconstructs and sweetly celebrates the tropes of horror filmmaking.


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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong.