The Progressive Reimagining of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is a Strange Children’s Film (ClickTheCity)

What a strange film; a Christmas movie released during Halloween with a deliciously twisted sugary performance from Keira Knightley, an underutilized Helen Mirren, and the titular character is not even second lead. This was a very, very strange film that was quite difficult to enjoy. Read my full review: The Progressive Reimagining of 'The Nutcracker and…Read more The Progressive Reimagining of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is a Strange Children’s Film (ClickTheCity)

Relish in the Old School Simplicity of ‘Overlord’ (ClickTheCity)

I liked Overlord. I came in completely blind to this movie; not having seen the trailer or read any review or article about it. I was surprised to see the JJ Abrams stamp on it at the beginning and I thoroughly enjoyed myself while watching it. It felt refreshing and different from many of the films…Read more Relish in the Old School Simplicity of ‘Overlord’ (ClickTheCity)

Zanjoe Marudo and Maja Salvador Shine in the Wonderfully Surprising ‘To Love Some Buddy’ (ClickTheCity)

Of all of Jason Paul Laxamana's films, To Love Some Buddy might be my favorite yet. I have been very lukewarm with all his other films until this one. I think this is the one that I enjoyed the most and it's really the wonderful beats in his story and how good Zanjoe Marudo and Maja…Read more Zanjoe Marudo and Maja Salvador Shine in the Wonderfully Surprising ‘To Love Some Buddy’ (ClickTheCity)

The Cinematic Brilliance of ‘Suspiria’ (ClickTheCity)

I didn't know anything about the original movie except that it existed. Coming in blind was probably a good way to experience coming in to watch the new version of Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino. Because I was so amazed and overwhelmed and shocked and riveted by this amazing work of filmmaking. Aside from the story and…Read more The Cinematic Brilliance of ‘Suspiria’ (ClickTheCity)

Rami Malek and the music of Queen do all the heavy lifting in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (ClickTheCity)

What a strange movie to like but hate at the same time. I think that shows the power of Queen's music, which is just as great as I remember it, and the power in Rami Malek's performance. But everything else in Bohemian Rhapsody doesn't have that same level of brilliance. I'm also very much affected by…Read more Rami Malek and the music of Queen do all the heavy lifting in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (ClickTheCity)

The Drug-Fueled Mythical World of ‘Dog Days’ (ClickTheCity)

There were a lot of interesting movies in the QCinema International Film Festival, just like last year, but I didn't have the time to go this time round. Quezon City is not easy for me to get to after work hours and the schedules of the films I wanted to see fell on dates where…Read more The Drug-Fueled Mythical World of ‘Dog Days’ (ClickTheCity)

The Glaring Duality of Netflix Original Series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (ClickTheCity)

So I got to see the whole first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina through Netflix, who gave me a media pass to watch a screener of the show so I can review it before it came out. It's safe to say that if I wasn't tasked to review the whole season, I probably would have…Read more The Glaring Duality of Netflix Original Series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (ClickTheCity)