Film Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Directed by Jon M. Chu and based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is a contemporary romantic comedy that follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend , Nick (Henry Golding), to attend his best friend’s wedding and to meet his family. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time, Rachel is surprised to discover that Nick’s family are among the richest in Singapore and that he is one of its most sought-after bachelors. Having to face jealous socialites and Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh), it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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Film Review: Ocean’s Eight

Directed by Gary Ross and a continuation/spin-off from Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s Eight follows Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) as she gathers an all-female crew – Lou (Cate Blanchett), Tammy (Sarah Paulson), Rose (Helena Bonham Carter), Daphne (Anne Hathaway), Amita (Mindy Kaling), Constance (Awkwafina), and Nine Ball (Rihanna) – to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

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