About me

Hey there! I’m Jay and I write film criticism and movie reviews with a keen eye on society, culture and philosophy.

If you really like what I’m writing, please consider subscribing via email, giving me a follow on twitter or simply follow my blog on WordPress so that you can keep abreast of my latest posts.

I have a dream of making my own indie film. Let’s see where life takes me on that. But in the meantime, I’ll live out my passion for film through my reviews. It’s the simple things in life that really matter after all.

Hope you enjoy my blog! Let’s connect, and let me know what you think!

Email: jiaweilum@gmail.com

47 Comments Add yours

  1. vinnieh says:

    You’ve got quite a neat blog going here.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Really appreciate that!!

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  2. Tom says:

    Good to meet you, I think it was through Cindy Bruchman. Consider me a new follower. Looking forward to reading more stuff here.

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Nice to meet a fellow movie buff 🙂

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  3. I’m on board! Great stuff here and it’s reminded me to sort out my blog’s theme!

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Sorry for the late reply 😦 Must have slipped. Thanks!! Haha, I like the modern look. But your blog looks great too!

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      1. No drama it happens to the best of us, keep it up!! Thanks 🙂

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  4. emmakwall says:

    Hey JW! 🙂 lovely to meet you again 🙂 I’m loving you and your blog!

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Hey Emma, aw thanks for the support! Lovin’ your blog too 🙂 Always a joy to read :))

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  5. vosays says:

    Singapore is still such a beautiful country – I’m jealous! You have a lovely blog, might have to hit up some films this weekend !

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Hey! Thanks for checkin my blog out! I’ll get right to yours. Haha, honestly it gets really boring after a while. I want to move! You’re from London- Now I should be the jealous one 🙂

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      1. vosays says:

        I guess everyone gets bored of where they live eventually! London can get tiresome.

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  6. Hi JW, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award 🙂 be sure to check out the details here when you have the chance http://reelredreviews.net/2016/02/21/2nd-liebster-award/

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Hey Alicja! Ooh wow thanks so much!! 😊😊
      It really means alot 🙂 I’ll get to it asap after my review of Deadpool and Drive. How are you, good I hope?

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      1. Recovering from strep throat, but after that I’ll be swell! 😊 And you?

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      2. jwforeva says:

        Damn that sucks, hope your fever comes down and that bacteria goes away 🙂 Drink lotsa water and rest well 🙂 I’m pretty ok, I’m doing my driving lessons and studying french, and keeping myself occupied while I’m finishing my time in the army.

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      3. Ooh que magnifique! Sounds like you’ve got a full plate 🙂 And thanks million for the well wishes, I’m drinking soooo many fluids haha!

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      4. And do take your time!

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  7. katelon says:

    Thanks for following my Empower and Balance wordpress blog. I’m so glad that David Snape introduced me to yours. I’ve really been enjoying it. I just got Ex Machina from the library and thanks to you I’m excited about watching it!

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    1. jwforeva says:

      So sry for not following you earlier, I really thought I did 😦 I’ll read up on your posts now!! Yas! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Are you watching the oscars?

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      1. katelon says:

        You might have followed my other blog, katelontjefferys.wordpress.com “walk with me” instead.

        I will be in front of the TV for as many pre-walk the red carpet shows I can find and the Oscars :)….and I’m not a TV person.

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  8. Cynthia says:

    Just found your blog .. Loved reading about you !
    Keep writing 🙂

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Thanks Cynthia :)) I’ll check your’s out!

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  9. Hey stranger! It’s Liebster Award time 🙂 http://wp.me/p6ltkI-wU

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Hey Alicja! Thanks for that haha I think you nominated me previously but I’m not complaining 🙂 How’s things going?

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      1. I know I did, but you’re worthy of another! And things are going along – summer is running by too quickly. How are you?

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  10. TheMarckoguy says:

    Hey there, pal! I really enjoy reading your stuff here on your blog. So I want you to have this nomination: https://themarckoguy.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/another-sunshine-blogger-award/

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    1. jwforeva says:

      WOO! Thanks Marcko! That means so much to me and I’m glad you enjoy my content :))

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  11. Hey there J 🙂 I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award! You can see the details here: http://wp.me/p6ltkI-xN

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  12. Jess Boswell says:

    Hey JW, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Check it out 🙂

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    1. jwforeva says:

      Wow thanks Jess!! :))

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  13. Hello, I stumbled upon your blog after watching Nocturnal Animals by Tom Ford and I’m also reading about Hopper! I really like your blog and Im looking forward to reading more

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  14. thefilmedit says:

    Hey JW! I just found your blog and it’s really nice. Are there any good indie films from Singapore?

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    1. Hi 🙂 That’s kind of you! Thanks for dropping by :)) Yeah, A yellow bird and this year’s sundance entry, Pop aye, are pretty good though I haven’t seen either yet. The apprentice is another one.

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  15. Fantastic Blog. Very well put together. I’ll enjoy reading it.

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    1. Thanks!! Sorry I took so long to reply I must have missed it 😛

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  16. Charlotte says:

    Hey, nice to read your blog and I’m following you! It seems we are blogging about the same topic. If you have any tips on how I can further my blog that’d be greatly appreciated!

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    1. Thanks for the follow! I’ve just followed you as well and your posts are really interesting and awesome 🙂
      Haha this is one of the few times anyone has asked me for tips so I hope I can help 🙂 For me, I try to use tags that are more general and less specific (preferably some that are popular or trending tags on wordpress) to increase exposure. As we do movie reviews, tags like film, thoughts, writing, fiction, mental health, religion, race, love etc can be relevant depending on the type of post and movie review.

      Stick to fifteen tags/categories so what I usually do is to have 1 category and 14 tags. WordPress won’t feature your posts as well in the tags if this combined number exceeds 15.

      When I started blogging, I tried to follow as many film bloggers as well haha so that they would get to see your blog and hopefully follow back. Liking and commenting also helps no doubt. Follow other bloggers in the film community on twitter as well, and they’ll likely follow back. There’s tons of interesting bloggers on various blogging sites who are also on twitter and do various reviews, blog-collabs, podcasts on a range of topics in film so I think you’ll find many of them worth following. I just followed you on Twitter and I’m pretty lowkey on twitter but I have around 300-400 mutual followers so you can take a browse through my list and follow away!

      Oh I would also suggest perhaps cutting the number of words on posts in general is likely to be more attractive to read. I don’t really follow this anyway because I believe if you have to write more words to fully express some idea, then I’ll just write it anyway. But if you can, try to keep it shorter 🙂
      And lastly I guess blogging more often and commenting on other bloggers’ posts is the best way to further your blog. Hope you found my tips useful HAHA. I’m sure you’ll be able to reach a bigger audience in no time. I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts and reviews 😄

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      1. Thanks for taking the time to reply! Yeah, I assumed about the word count as well. but I’m a philosophy major so it just comes natural to me to type as many words as I can fit. It would definitely be better to narrow it down. I’ll keep that in mind in my next posts. Thanks for the follow btw, greatly appreciated.

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  17. Hey, I just discovered this blog and wanted to say that I love the look of it! Great design!

    That being said, I just began blogging about movies too, and wanted to know if you happen to know any more moviebloggers out there. I’m that kind of person who wants to write blogs herself and not so much read blogs, but I want to change this. Yours is a great start! (You gained a follower btw 😉 )

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    1. Thank you for the kind words 🙂 I’m so sorry for the late reply, I’ve been so busy recently. Link your blog here! I would love to read it!! Yeah, there are many movie bloggers in the wordpress community, just check out my followers list!

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