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. … Read More A Tale of Two Direks: Kdrama Perspectives from 2 Filipino Directors
All in all, the idea that the ending presented was scarier than all the demons that showed up to scare the living daylights out of the deacons. It was thought provoking and it was eerie. It was a beautifully mounted thriller but with one fatal flaw — its lead star. And despite all the good that the film had going for it, it was a bothersome downer.
Even before all the brouhaha about Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father’s MMFF disqualification from the Best Picture category, I was already set to watch this John Lloyd Cruz starrer immediately after seeing the trailer. There is something to be said about a film’s trailer moving me to tears and this was what it managed to do for me.… Read More Honor Thy Father (Con Man): Movie Review
I was surprised as I got home last night from seeing two horror film entries from the MMFF (Haunted Mansion, Buy Now Die Later) to find out that Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father has been disqualified by the MMFF from the Best Picture category because it participated in the Cinema One Originals Film Festival allegedly… Read More Why Honor Thy Father’s disqualification could be the best thing for the MMFF
26 new directors from around the world are once again given the unique opportunity to be part of the second set of this horror anthology which deals with the concept of death. The first one had a lot of promising shorts. As a matter of fact, this was the movie where I was first introduced… Read More The ABCs of Death 2: Movie Review
I really loved the first installment of Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles because it was innovative, edgy and super entertaining. When my brother, sis in law and I learned that there was going to be a sequel, we were super excited to see what it was all about. Aside from some initial reservations upon seeing the trailer,… Read More Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles Movie Review