Cinemalaya 2019: Short films to watch out for

The Cultural Center of the Philippines recently held a press conference to usher in the finalists to Cinemalaya 2019’s full length category. But one thing I realized as I attended the prestigious independent film festival several years back is that it was a gem for short films too.… Read More Cinemalaya 2019: Short films to watch out for

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JoKoy: Comin’ In Hot Review

All in all, JoKoy Comin’ in Hot was an entertaining way to spend an hour of your time. You have to brace yourself for the more brutal jokes but if you’re down with it, you can even learn a lesson or two — Cooking Rice the Asian Way and Fix Your Credit. These life lessons does wonders for your lovelife, says this comedian and he might be on to something.  … Read More JoKoy: Comin’ In Hot Review

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. … Read More Seven Sundays: Movie Review

Patay na si Jesus: Film Review

I love how Patay na si Hesus toyed with my emotions for the film’s entire run. Just when I was feeling like a tear was about to fall, something hilarious happens and vice versa. It’s a unique gem of indie cinema because it was obvious that writers Raymond Lee and Fatrick Tabada, as well as director Victor Villanueva, put a lot of thought and effort into creating a quality film that relates to the audience on a personal level and tugs at the heartstrings like this one. … Read More Patay na si Jesus: Film Review

Baconaua: Movie Review

No matter the case, I think Baconaua would have been a better film if it did not focus too much on making its message a big mystery to solve for its audience. While it carried out the artistic side of the film, I believe that the really good movies are those that manage to find the balance between art and entertainment and one that reaches all types of audience. Call me uncultured but this is me #justsaying.… Read More Baconaua: Movie Review