There is a difference between indie and mainstream movies. Most indie films find themselves struggling to cater to the taste of mainstream audiences which make up basically 80 percent of moviegoers. After a week of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Jun Lana’s The Panti Sisters, a reunion of sorts for his Die Beautiful collaborators was the… Read More The Panti Sisters: Movie Review
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