‘Neomanila’ is a powerful film that doesn’t pull its punches (InterAksyon)

I was impressed with Mikhail Red’s Rekorder when I saw it at Cinemalaya 2013. It was the first time I saw Manila captured gritty and dirty without it feeling exploitative. In fact, it still looked beautiful despite it being so dangerous and frightening. I missed Birdshot when it came out in the theaters but now I got to see his third film, Neomanila, and it’s good.

Read my review here: ‘Neomanila’ is a powerful film that doesn’t pull its punches (InterAksyon).


Tim Castillo and Eula Valdez in Neomanila (photo taken from the Neomanila Facebook page)

He’s very young but he tells powerful stories and he’s only going to get better. It’s always exciting to watch a talented and young writer/director from the start of his career and track his growth as an artist. I wasn’t as aware as I am now about artists and their development as I am now.

I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s