‘M Butterfly,’ 30 years later, is an elusive theatrical experience

I finally ended my stint at Inquirer as a theater reviewer as they haven't assigned me and play since February. I've seen quite a few shows since then but couldn't write about it because Inquirer had sent someone else. So, without any attachments anywhere, I asked ClickTheCity if I could expand my writing to include…Read more ‘M Butterfly,’ 30 years later, is an elusive theatrical experience

‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ and the thin ethical line of Romance and Comedy (ClickTheCity)

I really wanted to love Sierra Burgess is a Loser because I was so in love with To All The Boys I Loved Before but after watching the latest Netflix teen romcom, I found myself conflicted. I wanted to bask in the love story and I was so surprised and happy about the friendship storyline between Sierra…Read more ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ and the thin ethical line of Romance and Comedy (ClickTheCity)

On Leadership and Fame: a review of ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ (ClickTheCity)

I didn't really like Heneral Luna and while Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is a different beast altogether, I kinda liked it. I kinda like how it went against everything I thought it would be based on marketing and what I heard about the film. I think Jerrold Tarog did a great job co-writing the piece with Rody…Read more On Leadership and Fame: a review of ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ (ClickTheCity)

Other Than Some Good Jump Scares, ‘The Nun’ Offers Nothing New to the Genre (ClickTheCity)

I was actually frightened by one of the jump scares in the trailer of The Nun. I'm proud of the fact that having been born in the home of a director, watching movies and being around movie sets since I was a kid, and having a lot of filmmaker friends, I've come to know when…Read more Other Than Some Good Jump Scares, ‘The Nun’ Offers Nothing New to the Genre (ClickTheCity)

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Unapologetically Over-The-Top and Excessive and That’s Exactly How It Should Be (ClickTheCity)

I was coming into Crazy Rich Asians expecting to hate it because I'm a pretension fuck. I love deep and heavy things and everything about what I know/heard of the book was that it was pop and fluff. I love Constance Wu and Michelle Yeah and Gemma Chan and I fell in love with Awkwafina after…Read more ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is Unapologetically Over-The-Top and Excessive and That’s Exactly How It Should Be (ClickTheCity)

The Awkward Bait and Switch of ‘The Day After Valentine’s’ (ClickTheCity)

I saw The Day After Valentine's the other day and it's not the movie I was expecting it to be. And that's supposed to be okay. A movie should be able to surprise you and keep you on your toes. The film is a drama about forgiveness and healing disguised as a typical romantic drama full…Read more The Awkward Bait and Switch of ‘The Day After Valentine’s’ (ClickTheCity)

Unbelievably thrilling, ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ raises the bar for the genre (ClickTheCity)

There's no question that I loved Mission: Impossible -- Fallout. The action sequences are incredible, I love the characters, the tension is high, and the stakes are big. It's a perfect action-spy-thriller and it breaks boundaries on stunts and physical effects. I love it. It's great. But I'll be honest. I say that Mission: Impossible -- Fallout is…Read more Unbelievably thrilling, ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ raises the bar for the genre (ClickTheCity)