Truth and Lies: a review of CineFilipino entry ‘Excuse Me Po’ (ClickTheCity)

The first film of the CineFilipino that I got to watch this year (and one of two, it was a bad year for my schedule with these entries) and, again, it's a great concept that wasn't executed properly. It was an amazing story but the script felt very unsure of itself, explaining everything, and a…Read more Truth and Lies: a review of CineFilipino entry ‘Excuse Me Po’ (ClickTheCity)

‘Deadpool 2’ is a Tumblr Full of Memes with a Plot (ClickTheCity)

I was never a fan of the first movie so I came in with low expectations. Deadpool 2 was actually funny but it still wasn't as absurd and as irreverent as I thought it could be. I felt that the classic hero plot of Deadpool 2 clashed with its supposed irreverence. Read my review here: 'Deadpool 2'…Read more ‘Deadpool 2’ is a Tumblr Full of Memes with a Plot (ClickTheCity)

‘Tully’ and the Dark Side of Motherhood (ClickTheCity)

I saw Young Adult a few years back and I loved it so much despite it being such a difficult movie to experience because of the subject matter and how committed Charlize Theron was to her role. It was dazzling and I never forgot it. Now, the same team who brought us Young Adult have reunited to bring…Read more ‘Tully’ and the Dark Side of Motherhood (ClickTheCity)

Of Coldness and Stillness: A Review of CineFilipino Entry “The Eternity Between Seconds” (ClickTheCity)

The Eternity Between Seconds is one of the most well-received and highly praised films of the CineFilipino Film Festival that's concluding tomorrow. For some strange reason, I felt disengaged and could not connect to the film. I feel really weird about that. Everyone seemed to like it but I felt the film needed more warmth.…Read more Of Coldness and Stillness: A Review of CineFilipino Entry “The Eternity Between Seconds” (ClickTheCity)

The Tender Heart of ‘Love, Simon’ (ClickTheCity)

Love, Simon snuck up on me and shocked me. I didn't think I was going to be so affected by the film. It didn't start off strong. But it was a sleight-of-hand by director Greg Berlanti to hit the story's point home halfway through the second act. I enjoyed myself so much watching it. Read…Read more The Tender Heart of ‘Love, Simon’ (ClickTheCity)

Formulaic, ‘Midnight Sun’ Says Nothing New for the Genre (ClickTheCity)

As romance movie plots go, there's really nothing spectacular or special about Midnight Sun. The girl-with-affliction-meets-boy story has been done before and done better in movies like Everything, Everything and A Walk to Remember. This is a particularly close genre to my heart (because of my HIV) and so it is easy to endear me to these type…Read more Formulaic, ‘Midnight Sun’ Says Nothing New for the Genre (ClickTheCity)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is What We’ve All Been Waiting For (ClickTheCity)

It's so hard to write a review for a film like Avengers: Infinity War because I really want to preserve the integrity of the experience for all the viewers. I loved it. I enjoyed every minute of it despite it's exposition-heavy first hour. There are so many moving parts and so many characters to deal with,…Read more ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is What We’ve All Been Waiting For (ClickTheCity)