I actually saw 77 Heartbreaks last year but I wasn’t able to do a review until I saw it again recently on Netflix. This romantic drama film directed by Herman Yau is definitely not your typical love story. Rather, it focuses on the gradual collapse of a relationship and puts under a microscope the reasons… Read More 77 Heartbreaks: Movie Review
I was prepared for a coming of age drama when I entered the screening of writer director Maricel Cariaga’s Children of the River. However, I was caught off guard by the myriad of emotions that the film made me feel in the span of 90 minutes. Synopsis: Childhood friends Elias, Pepsy, Agol and Robin live… Read More Children of the River: Movie Review
With all of the films in competition in Cinemalaya 2019, director Thop Nazareno’s Edward is surely among the best. How a film set in the depressing backdrop of a Philippine public hospital can be whimsical, hopeful and depressing at the same time is beyond me. And this is the magic that this film presents. Synopsis:… Read More Edward: Movie Review
All in all, Pandanggo sa Hukay was a spot-on depiction the real evil — people who prey on the weak for personal gain. A system that fails to bring them to justice, just because they have become a normal part of the societal structure. And the fact that what happened to Elena could happen to anyone is a nightmare that one would not wish on one’s worst enemy. Tragic. … Read More Pandanggo sa Hukay: Movie Review
Movie moms often represent the different types of mothers that we have in real life. Parenthood is a challenge in itself but motherhood is a whole ‘nother story. Just for fun, I gathered the different personality types of moms from some of the most popular films out there and made a list. Rest assured that… Read More Which movie mom are you?
JTBC’s “Somehow 18” aka “18 Again” stars K-pop idol and K-drama actor Choi Min Ho and Lee Yoo Bi in a time slip web series that tests whether there is truly a second chance for love. Compared to full length Korean dramas though, web series are bite sized versions of each episode that run only… Read More Somehow 18 (18 Again): Web Series Review
All in all, I would consider Kingdom to be one of Korea’s finest saeguk dramas that can rival the suspense and intensity of HBO’s Game of Thrones. By the first season’s end, it had Battle of Castle Black feels which only fueled one’s desire to see what happens next when the second season opens. Too bad filming will only begin next month and fans will have to wait for another few months before we could binge on another epic season. I for one, could not wait to see if my conspiracy theories are correct. One word for the entire thing — brilliant, even though it ended on a cliffhanger. I could not think of more superlatives for this series. Seriously. … Read More #Netflix Kingdom: Korean Series Review