Despite it’s gorgeous moments, ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ can leave you cold with its tempered restraint (ClickTheCity)

Kung Paano Siya Nawala is a film with a gorgeous concept but because of its execution, it leaves me very cold. It has an amazing hook, a love story about a man suffering from face blindness, who falls in love with a free-spirited girl, whose life has been so touch-and-go that she has a difficult…Read more Despite it’s gorgeous moments, ‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ can leave you cold with its tempered restraint (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)

Chemistry as Cinematic Currency: a review of ‘Exes Baggage’ (ClickTheCity)

What a pair Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino make! They are both really good actors and together, their chemistry is perfect. I am so embarrassed because I ended up gushing in my review of their latest film Exes Baggage. I kept praising Dan Villegas' direction and the sharp, clever script by Dwein Baltazar. Read my review…Read more Chemistry as Cinematic Currency: a review of ‘Exes Baggage’ (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)

‘Never Not Love You’ is unafraid to get quiet, intense, and very real (ClickTheCity)

I think I just saw my favorite contemporary movie about love. Antoinette Jadaone's Never Not Love You is a beautiful deconstruction of the romantic movie in the way that it de-romanticizes love without taking away the sheer wonder and beauty of falling in love. What it does is that it injects a very healthy dose of…Read more ‘Never Not Love You’ is unafraid to get quiet, intense, and very real (ClickTheCity)

‘Every Day’ is a Delightful Film That Celebrates Love in its Many Forms (ClickTheCity)

When I saw the trailer for Every Day, something in my heart twisted. I'm such a sucker for the recent batches of Young Adult Romances, especially with supernatural twists. I'm a romantic. And even if I find the movies not executed that well, I still find some measure of joy watching these stories. It doesn't take…Read more ‘Every Day’ is a Delightful Film That Celebrates Love in its Many Forms (ClickTheCity)

‘Meet Me in St. Gallen’ is the talky romantic film done right (ClickTheCity)

There is a trend now in Filipino romantic movies where there is a lot of talking. It harkens back to Before Sunrise and its sequels and it was cemented in Philippine cinema, in my opinion, by That Thing Called Tadhana and its success at the box office. A lot, if not all, Filipino romantic movies…Read more ‘Meet Me in St. Gallen’ is the talky romantic film done right (ClickTheCity)