Abundant in abstract messages cleverly embedded within its 127 minutes runtime, Wim Wenders’ “Wings Of Desire” was released in 1987 to critical acclaim and went on to gross $3.2 million worldwide at the box office.

To this day, “Wings of Desire” remains one of Wenders’ most famous and trademark pieces of work and has received widespread praise amongst critics of all ages.

Hailed as “enchanting” and a “whimsical realm of myth and philosophical pretence, dense with imagery” by publications such as “The Washington Post” and “The New York Times”, “Wings of Desire” is no stranger to extolling reviews.

Upon first…


Twelfth Night, being arguably one of William Shakespeare’s most iconic play and being held at the same esteem and regard as Shakespeare’s various other renowned masterpieces such as Othello, Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing, has justifiably been adapted into countless forms of productions. Whether it be through films, a theatre play or a silent production like it was back in 1910s or when you will, its been done.

One of such adaptations was the 1996 film directed by Trevor Nunn which featured a predominantly English cast, most of which have been considered “all star” actors and actresses including Helena…


Poetry.

Beloved by a child. Intriguing to a preschooler. Detested by a teen. Elusive to an adult.

No matter who you are, one is bound to have come across poetry within their lifetime. That bedtime story that you would beg your parents to read to you before you sleep every single night? Chances are, those stories were probably your first taste of poetry whether it be Oh The Places You’ll Go or The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss.

Dr Seuss’s poetic stories have become childhood treasures and have defined the childhood of countless of children.

In fact, most of us had probably learnt most of our first few sentences and words from these books. What…


Semester 1 is finally over. Completed are the assessment tasks from school and finished are the various school tests for different subjects. But what has also past now is a whole semester’s worth of reading…

In a previous post, I’d discussed about my shortcomings and struggles to find time to read in previous semesters of my life, especially in my early years of high school (year 7 and 8).

Having promised to make an extra and surplus effort to increased and maximise the amount of reading done this semester, I am pleased and to be frank, proud to announce that…


Brazil, a film not set in Brazil!

The film Brazil is an elusive film filled with countless possible themes and messages that are hinted and conveyed to its audience through a range of diverse techniques ranging from various filming techniques to symbolism. Obviously a few that can be derived from this masterpiece may not all be deliberate and may simply be the work of the mind of an extremely creative and imaginative enthusiast of analysing that others might not agree with. And yet it is perhaps this aspect of perspective and subjectivity that breathes life and excitement into the process of film analysis.

Brazil is made by…


Li Lang’s eyes opened to the familiar welcome of darkness. Her vision tilted to the pink carpeted floor beneath her. A bright yellow alarm clock displaying the digits 6:29 could be seen laying next to the litter of shredded pieces of pictures, medical reports and pages from a memoir titled “Junior Lang”.

Bed sheet flipped open. Legs firmly on the vividly illustrated floor. A change of clothing at a revolutionary speed. Incessant muttering of what sounded like the phrases “One minute”, “Tidily” and “Sunrise”. …


Reading. Perhaps one of the oldest practices known to mankind, it had been present when the Egyptian constructed their iconic pyramids in the form of the comprehension of hieroglyphics on papyrus to when the Declaration of Independence was engrossed onto parchment in 1776 to this very moment when you are currently reading this article off a mobile device.

As a year 9 student, my reading habits in my daily routine have became minimal due to increasing workload and my new founded tendency to whip out my phone, which always seemed to follow me wherever I went, at any free moments…

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