All in all, #Alive started out pretty good but the intensity waned as the movie progressed. It was a good film but it failed to commit to the horror idea. As a result, it became a conversation about mental health and social media. Go figure.
I’ve been looking forward to the big screen debut of Mulan ever since it was announced by Disney. The trailer looked very promising, albeit lacking in the music and humor […]
Pattinson looked nothing like the previous iterations of Bruce Wayne. Unlike the polished and sophisticated facade that the billionaire used to disguise his alter ego, R-Patz looked like a rebellious teen who could’n’t even be bothered to comb his hair.
The film’s cinematography was was visually arresting — the framing, the colors, the contrasts. The film’s cast was charming and engaging. It only ran for minutes but it will linger in your memory for far longer because it was simply beautiful.
Excuse me Miss, Miss, Miss was an entertaining watch for sure. I understood what it was getting at but I’m not sure if it made as much impact as it should.
The Slums doesn’t get overly profound with its messaging but it does get its point across in a straightforward manner. There were attempts to be funny but all of this is just a facade for entertainment value. For those who understand how it is to be poor, it is truly heartbreaking.
All in all, the film masterfully laid out the horror element, but in truth, the real nightmare was actually the loss of the chance to create future happy memories in the “player’s” future. It makes you ask : For so many of us who are busting our a*ses to earn a living, is it really worth it to lose something so precious over it?
Cinemalaya 2020 is upon us and what better way to celebrate independent cinema than by watching 10 amazing short films in competition for this year’s festival through Vimeo. Check out […]
Short films will take center stage in this year’s edition of the Cinemalaya Film Festival which will push through despite the challenges of the COVID-19 global health pandemic. According to […]
I’ve been watching Korean dramas for years but I am constantly surprised by the acting range of the actors who play different roles for each project. I have been so […]
Audiences should not be attacked for the type of content that they prefer. And art should know no race. Good cinema is good cinema is good cinema. It transcends language and boundaries. If we want to bring local cinema to the attention of the world, our filmmakers should be open to different world views and approaches. Our local industry should be mindful of quality even while balancing it with profitability.
Rarely do I find myself as affected by documentaries as I did by Netflix’s The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, which talked about the systematic torture and death of a seven […]
As I was watching Crash Landing on You, I became curious to see Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s first collaboration, a film called The Negotiation to see how well […]
I was seriously expecting The Kingmaker to be a documentary favorable to the Marcoses, given that it was being shown at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and former First Lady […]
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez was much like his first trial, incompetently handled and a mess altogether.
I kicked off the year doing catch up for the films I missed in 2019. Truth be told, I was really looking forward to catching It Chapter 2 in […]