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)

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Deceptively aimless, ‘Dormitoryo’ delivers a solid climax (InterAksyon)

I did not know what to make of Dormitoryo when I first saw it. Halfway through the movie, I was getting restless. The movie meanders through its narrative, lacking any real semblance of a plot. It's just the lives of the people living in a dorm, with their own individual stories, but nothing that accounts for a…Read more Deceptively aimless, ‘Dormitoryo’ delivers a solid climax (InterAksyon)

‘Neomanila’ is a powerful film that doesn’t pull its punches (InterAksyon)

I was impressed with Mikhail Red's Rekorder when I saw it at Cinemalaya 2013. It was the first time I saw Manila captured gritty and dirty without it feeling exploitative. In fact, it still looked beautiful despite it being so dangerous and frightening. I missed Birdshot when it came out in the theaters but now I got…Read more ‘Neomanila’ is a powerful film that doesn’t pull its punches (InterAksyon)

‘The Chanters’ finds its charm through its rawness (InterAksyon)

Yesterday, I saw three films in competition in the QCinema International Film Festival. The three films I saw were all quite strong and well-made. Considering that there are only eight films in competition, that's a good ratio to have. Especially since everyone is raving about another film I have yet to see. It looks really…Read more ‘The Chanters’ finds its charm through its rawness (InterAksyon)