‘Ang Panday’ and the failure of the single savior plot (InterAksyon)

I can't believe the last movie I will see in the cinema was Ang Panday. The movie had everything in it and it melted my brain. It melted my brain for being so extra. It's such a sad thing, in my opinion, that this would be the last film I saw in the cinema in 2017,…Read more ‘Ang Panday’ and the failure of the single savior plot (InterAksyon)

‘Bright’ tackles too much and comes out underdeveloped (InterAksyon)

So I was invited to the cinema premiere of Bright a week ago and I was so scared that I wasn't going to enjoy it because I heard so many bad things about it online. I do find the premise interesting and it reminded me of Alien Nation, and I really loved that film. So I went to…Read more ‘Bright’ tackles too much and comes out underdeveloped (InterAksyon)

‘Deadma Walking’ plays with a tricky premise and delivers a fun and funny ride (InterAksyon)

Got to see another MMFF entry during the press previews before the actual festival starts on the 25th. This time I saw Deadma Walking, which was a mixed bag for me. Great handling of a very tricky premise with a good sense of irony at the finale but I felt that the emotional weight of the…Read more ‘Deadma Walking’ plays with a tricky premise and delivers a fun and funny ride (InterAksyon)

‘Ang Larawan’ is enjoyable and relevant despite its limiting structure (InterAksyon)

I was actually scared to see Ang Larawan. The trailer scared me. It looked so old-fashion and I'm not the biggest fan of Ryan Cayabyab's musical work. He's a great composer and his pop songs are amazing but I saw an opera of his about Juan Luna, Spolarium, I think, and I didn't like it. But I…Read more ‘Ang Larawan’ is enjoyable and relevant despite its limiting structure (InterAksyon)

Bristling with charm, ‘Si Chedeng at si Apple’ gets away with murder (InterAksyon)

Was able to catch another Cinema One Original Festival competition entry, the charming and off-beat Si Apple at si Chedeng. I can't believe I missed Paki and Nervous Translation as I heard many great things about it but my schedule was crazy the past two weeks. But I was able to catch this movie and while still flawed,…Read more Bristling with charm, ‘Si Chedeng at si Apple’ gets away with murder (InterAksyon)

‘Call My By Your Name’ captures the thrill of summer love precisely and delicately (InterAksyon)

Call My Be Your Name wrecked me. By the end of the movie, I was a crying mess and I had to go with my friends to get a drink right afterwards. What an incredible movie! The direction, the production design, the camera work, the music, and the performances! Everything. The exclamation points are necessary.…Read more ‘Call My By Your Name’ captures the thrill of summer love precisely and delicately (InterAksyon)