Zach Wee

I study film. I make film. I watch film. I fucking love film.

Favorite films

  • The Seventh Seal
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Come and See

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  • Children of Men

    ★★★★

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

  • Petite Maman

    ★★★½

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★½

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  • Children of Men

    Children of Men

    ★★★★

    Ideology defines man.

    The overarching concept of a belief system governing nearly every branch of the human experience defines even how we perceive society. And not just in dystopias as is the one brilliantly depicted here in Children of Men but in the many complexities within real-world political and philosophical discourses. But if ideology defines a man, what is a man beneath such ideas and beliefs?

    It is this disparity between man's ideology and man's humanity that forms the basis…

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★★

    Is it possible for a genre parody to itself be a great illustration of that particular genre? That is the question asked ostensibly by the cinema of Edgar Wright, unironically in the surprising genius of Shrek , and intellectually by Haneke's haunting works. But in the context of The Cabin in the Woods , there is a further question - What genre exactly is The Cabin in the Woods ?

    Beginning (after an interesting cold open) as a subversive take…

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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ½

    Do you like Pokemon? Do you enjoy a well-crafted noir-inspired narrative? Do you like things shot on 35mm film? If you answered "yes" to any of these, then Pokemon Detective Pikachu is not the film for you.

    What an absolute abomination of a film. It's been a while since I've seen something so ghastly in theatres, so much so that I actually had to genuinely ponder over the film's redeeming qualities. Aside from Ryan Reynolds's charisma, which translates well even…

  • Beasts Clawing at Straws

    Beasts Clawing at Straws

    ★★½

    It's difficult enough for a film to make its audience care about a single protagonist, but omnibus films like Pulp Fiction and Amores Perros face an additional level to the challenge, by having multiple characters that hold equal emotional weightage in their sprawling network narratives. In the case of Beasts Clawing at Straws, an omnibus film that explores the consuming nature of greed through the magnification of a single event, this inherent responsibility isn't at all observed by the filmmakers,…