‘Respeto’ and the power of a well-defined setting (InterAksyon)

I had to see the critically acclaimed, well-loved Cinemalaya film of 2017 Respeto. Everyone was saying how good it was and I had to see it for myself. And hand's down, it's as good as everyone says it is. I was so impressed. Read my review here: 'Respeto' and the power of a well-defined setting (InterAksyon). The…Read more ‘Respeto’ and the power of a well-defined setting (InterAksyon)

‘American Made’ is hilariously subversive (InterAksyon)

I've become a Tom Cruise fan after Collateral. I saw a different Tom Cruise in that film, a man who began to embrace his celebrity status and started to act through it, rather than with it. His films that followed showed so much depth and maturity in his performances and the choices he makes, alongside with…Read more ‘American Made’ is hilariously subversive (InterAksyon)

Disrupting Cinema: Technology is disrupting cinema as we know it (Adobo magazine)

So I wrote an article for Adobo magazine about how technology has affected cinema. This is my second contribution to Adobo magazine but I'm not sure if I'll be contributing for them again soon. I was really late in submitting this piece and I'm so embarrassed about it but there were many interesting things that…Read more Disrupting Cinema: Technology is disrupting cinema as we know it (Adobo magazine)

‘The Beguiled’ is a story of war on all fronts (InterAksyon)

I'm a huge fan of Sofia Coppola's films. Well, for all the ones I've seen except for The Virgin Suicides and I had a long talk with my dad about the film (he loved it) and I thought, maybe I was too young when I saw it. I couldn't catch the nuances that my dad caught…Read more ‘The Beguiled’ is a story of war on all fronts (InterAksyon)

The genius of ‘Love You to the Stars and Back’ is what is hidden in the genre (InterAksyon)

I'm a huge fan of Antoinette Jadaone. I don't think that's a secret. I was excited for this film but also because I was so intrigued about all this Joshua Garcia hype that's going around. How charming can one young man be? I was finally going to see it for myself. Was I surprised. Love You…Read more The genius of ‘Love You to the Stars and Back’ is what is hidden in the genre (InterAksyon)

‘Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B’ is split in half by its theme (InterAksyon)

The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is almost over and I haven't even seen half of the films. I got busy with work and flying off to Bacolod for the weekend sort of cut the options of films that I could get to see. Not all the films were made available due to limited theaters and Birdshot…Read more ‘Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B’ is split in half by its theme (InterAksyon)

‘Patay na si Hesus’ offers madcap humor that never veers to stereotypes (Interaksyon)

Probably the funniest Filipino movie I've seen, Patay na si Hesus is a hilarious romp from Cebu to Dumaguete with an eccentric family filled with issues that are real but handled with such a masterful touch by director Victor Villanueva that what is tragic has become comic. It's a really well-made film and I'm so happy…Read more ‘Patay na si Hesus’ offers madcap humor that never veers to stereotypes (Interaksyon)