No matter the case, I think Baconaua would have been a better film if it did not focus too much on making its message a big mystery to solve for its audience. While it carried out the artistic side of the film, I believe that the really good movies are those that manage to find the balance between art and entertainment and one that reaches all types of audience. Call me uncultured but this is me #justsaying.… Read More Baconaua: Movie Review
All in all, the manner in which Nakaw was shot was closer to reality than any other film in the short film category of Cinemalaya 2017. It makes no apologies for its imperfections and embraces its role fully as a reflection of society. … Read More Nakaw (short): Film Review
The short film by UP film student Antonne Santiago is an excellent blend of two art forms — film and dance, and lead star Aisha Polestico is able to carry off the symbolisms of her role with her excellent skills in dance, even without music. He skillful and impassioned routines made her character seem bigger than life. … Read More Juana and the Sacred Shores (short): Film Review
Hilom was simple, at the same time complicated. It was able to deal with such a complicated issue through the innocent eyes of children, where right and wrong is based on gut feel. Love is love, no ifs, no buts, and Andres and Gael are perfect examples of unconditional love that we could learn from. … Read More Hilom (short): Film Review
Nakauwi Na depicts the flipside of the government’s war against drugs when killings have become commonplace and no trials are needed to mete out justice against perceived offenders. The story talks about what happens to the families of the victims, like Mang Jerry, who struggles with helplessness as he wrestles with his personal sense of injustice, but has to hold all those feelings in just so he could send off his one and only offspring in the hopes that he finds peace in the afterlife. … Read More Nakauwi Na (short): Film Review
If the opening sequence was to be the basis for judging this movie, I would have no trouble giving this movie a 10. This film consistently delivered on amazing car stunts and fancy driving that made for good entertainment. … Read More Baby Driver: Movie Review
In the age of “hugot” films, it is refreshing to see a film that focuses on telling a story rather than be preoccupied with delivering zingers, pick up lines and one liners.
Kita Kita wasn’t really about the cliched take on inner vs outer beauty. Rather, it was a story of healing, moving forward and seeing not only with our eyes but with our hearts , a lesson we all need to learn before its too late to find what will make us happy. … Read More Kita Kita: Movie Review