Tag: drama

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Rainbow’s Sunset: Film Review

All in all, Rainbow’s Sunset had a loftly goal and the tools to achieve it. However, it became too greedy and tried to bite of more than it can chew by opening doors that it could not close by the movie’s end. As a result, the film felt like scattered pieces of a puzzle that never quite became whole. It felt incomplete and audiences feel like they have been cheated out of something amazing by the time they leave the cinema. I get it. I appreciate the message, but the execution left a lot to be desired. 

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Check out this definitive guide on MMFF 2018

Its that time of the year again when cinemas are devoted to purely Filipino cinema and this year’s entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival will make you go dizzy from choosing which movie to watch with your loved one.  If you’re not yet updated about which films to watch, here’s your definitive guide to help you navigate through this year’s eight entries to the annual MMFF. 

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Peppermint: Movie Review

All in all, Peppermint was indeed a simple story that lacked complicated subplots. However, the film’s main strength was its badass central character who carried the entire film with uncompromising efficiency. Simple plot + badass execution, after all makes for a strong action flick that goes perfectly well with popcorn and soda. And I for one, loved it.

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Mercury is Mine: Movie Review

Mercury was Mine was overall, not a bad movie. But I had too many issues with it to consider it a good one. I think that it was a good social commentary on how Filipinos viewed Americans as a superior race but the film was saying so much more that the message was muddled by everything that the script wanted to say. At times, it was cringe-worthy. I don’t doubt that many people will find this a great film but personally, I’m not one of those people. Sorry, not sorry. Maybe I just didn’t get the memo. 

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Seven Sundays: Movie Review

Perhaps, one of the best parts of the movie for me was the message of humility and sincerity. The Bonifacios had deep-seated issues but they also knew when to acknowledge their shortcomings. At the center of this movie is family and love and this film successfully inspired families to make their own peace and acknowledge their own imperfections as well. Great job to the entire team. Each member was a star in their own right. 

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Strobe Edge Live Action: Movie Review

Even though Strobe Edge took its sweet time to reach its final outcome, by its end you feel so invested in the characters that you feel the same joy that they feel. And you feel like you too worked so hard for that happy ending that you deserve to be there at ringside to witness it. This love story took a lot of detours but it reached its final destination right where it began and it was — beautiful.