things falling into place

So I was chatting with one of my friends in New York because it was his birthday today. Well, it's his birthday today if he were here in the Philippines but it isn't yet his birthday there in New York; so it was quite a funny discussion about time zones. We were talking about a…Read more things falling into place

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review of Inside Out and a conversation with foreign directors

Last week was a pretty good work week, I think, and I was able to meet a few deadlines and got some articles sent to my editors. I loved Inside Out and was happy to be able to review it for Juice. Then I was able to interview three foreign directors who were screening their…Read more review of Inside Out and a conversation with foreign directors

Future Tense: A Review of Tomorrowland

I had high hopes for Tomorrowland. I love Brad Bird's work, most notably The Incredibles and I enjoyed Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocols a great deal. But it wasn't just about falling short of high expectations. I don't think the problem was directorial, really, but a poor script. It lacked focus and they hyped up Tomorrowland…Read more Future Tense: A Review of Tomorrowland

the bigger pond

I just saw Interstellar again with my Dad last night and I loved it more the second time. The vision and the scope is so huge and the film itself managed to match its creative and artistic ambitions. I feel that they wrote the script without care about how much it would cost and they…Read more the bigger pond

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Truly Amazing

I love, love, love The Amazing Spider-Man 2! I really do. I found myself at the edge of my seat the whole time and just enjoying the show. I found it thrilling and intense and funny and exciting and, even heartbreaking. It was everything I wanted a comic book movie to be. The special effects…Read more The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Truly Amazing

47 Ronin: Looks Japanese, Tastes Like Hollywood

So, I'm back to reviewing films again for Juice. Now that I'm practically a working screenwriter and part of the industry, it isn't really a good idea for me to be reviewing Filipino films as it might be considered unethical. I'm now part of the industry and some of these people might be friends and…Read more 47 Ronin: Looks Japanese, Tastes Like Hollywood