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 am finally all caught up with Netflix original series Mindhunter and Season 2 was just as good as Season 1, but in a good way. I am continuously impressed by the writing of this series which which really balances out the real events with the fictional and delivers them in seamless detail. Synopsis: As… Read More Mindhunter S2: Let’s talk about Brian, and other things
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
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. … Read More Rainbow’s Sunset: 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
Hilom was simple, at the same time complicated. It was able to deal with such a complicated issue through the innocent eyes of children, where right and wrong is based on gut feel. Love is love, no ifs, no buts, and Andres and Gael are perfect examples of unconditional love that we could learn from. … Read More Hilom (short): Film Review
Die beautiful, was beautiful. Beautiful script, beautiful execution, beautiful message. This can’t be said for every film.
All in all, I was a big fan of the screenplay because the truth bombs were tailored like arrows aimed straight at audiences hearts. I was also impressed overall by how the story was told. The consistency of the opening and closing scene was a tear jerking bookend to Trisha’s colorful story and it was just full of love, and purpose and color. Much like her final wish to die beautiful, she was remembered for her beautiful life and her beautiful soul and more than anything, she was surrounded by the people who embraced her as she was — brave, beautiful and filled with love.… Read More Die Beautiful: Movie Review