On Screen: November 2020

Catch these flicks to complete 2020’s unique entertainment.

By Yong Shu Chiang      7 November 2020

Lin-Manuel Miranda: How Far He’ll Go

Most famous for his musical Hamilton, this multi-talented performer has also written songs for the Disney remake of The Little Mermaid.

To many, he is the visionary talent behind the most lauded musical in recent times, Hamilton. To some, he is one of the songwriters for Moana and responsible for the Oscar-nominated song How Far I’ll Go.

To a new generation of fans, he is the chimney sweep Jack in Mary Poppins Returns and the brave aeronaut Lee Scoresby in the current television adaptation of His Dark Materials.

A remarkable dramatic and comedic actor, singer, lyricist and composer, Miranda started his career on stage, bringing In the Heights, a musical he had started writing while in college, to Broadway in 2008.

Before writing and starring in Hamilton, he had appeared in a series of small roles, including in the medical drama House and the sitcom Modern Family.

More recently, the 40-year-old American with Puerto Rican roots and a father of two has written songs for the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. He can next be seen in the big screen adaptation of In the Heights, slated for June 2021.

His Dark Materials S2

Out: Nov, HBO Go

Stars: Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda

The mystery of a substance called Dust and a deadly struggle spanning multiple worlds have reached a pivotal moment by the end of the first season of this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s epic novel trilogy. A young girl caught in the middle of it all, Lyra (Keen) crosses into a new world and meets a boy named Will. The pair then learn that their destinies are intertwined as a war brews, with the fearsome Mrs Coulter (Wilson) in pursuit.


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

As two disparate food cultures, Spanish tapas and Asian hotpot could not be more different. Or are they?

Master Commander

Ruminations of National Service and fatherhood.