‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a Marvel of Storytelling and the Best Animation of 2018 (ClickTheCity)

I don't remember having ever been so moved and overwhelmed and awe-inspired by an animated feature like I was with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. What a movie! I'm a huge fan of Disney and Pixar films and I cried in almost all the Pixar films that I've seen but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse made me feel things…Read more ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a Marvel of Storytelling and the Best Animation of 2018 (ClickTheCity)

Graduate Studies — I’m starting in January!

We were told that we were going to be informed if we got into the graduates program of the University of the Philippines (UP) before December 1. December 1 was supposed to be the orientation for new students. I didn't get an email and so I thought I didn't get in.  My view from my…Read more Graduate Studies — I’m starting in January!

Big is Not Always Better: a review of ‘Mortal Engines’ (ClickTheCity)

Hera Hilmar's relatively unknown status doesn't help her in Mortal Engines no matter how good she was; the story was so dense and not handled properly for her to be able to pop out Everything in the trailer made me believe that Mortal Engines was directed by Peter Jackson. Of course, now I realize that they never said so.…Read more Big is Not Always Better: a review of ‘Mortal Engines’ (ClickTheCity)

Provocative and Brutal, ‘A Private War’ Dares Us to Care (ClickTheCity)

I knew I was going to like A Private War but I didn't realize how hard it was going to hit. It was when I looked at the filmography of its director, Matthew Heineman that I realized how his documentary filmmaking background had really helped him capture this story with razor sharp focus.  I didn't feel like…Read more Provocative and Brutal, ‘A Private War’ Dares Us to Care (ClickTheCity)

World AIDS Day — 30 year anniversary (Project Headshot Clinic and The Red Whistle)

It's sort of like clockwork for me now, I guess, to write something on this day. For ten years now, I've been celebrating World AIDS Day making as much noise online as possible.  I mean, after all, I am a person living with HIV. I have been told by a doctor that I had AIDS…Read more World AIDS Day — 30 year anniversary (Project Headshot Clinic and The Red Whistle)