‘Ang Panahon ng Halimaw’: A Discordant Message of the Times (ClickTheCity)

I saw my first Lav Diaz film and I did not enjoy myself at all. It was such dense material and not in a good way. It was heavy-handed and the craft overpowered the story. Diaz's style was taking centerstage to the narrative and it was just completely a difficult four hours in the cinema.…Read more ‘Ang Panahon ng Halimaw’: A Discordant Message of the Times (ClickTheCity)

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Can We Still Be Friends? strikes the right balance between formula and realness (Interaksyon)

Caught a lovely movie yesterday. Can We Still Be Friends? was a rather surprising release from Star Cinema. I am not a big fan of the studios' penchant for formula. I find it to be the reason why Filipino film-goers aren't that adventurous when it comes to new forms of storytelling. For many years now, Star Cinema…Read more Can We Still Be Friends? strikes the right balance between formula and realness (Interaksyon)

Binge-watched: Sense8

I binged watched Sense8 when I realised it was out. I finished the whole series in two days. I saw the first six episodes and then fainted, woke up, and then watched the last six. The concept is pretty compelling and intriguing. Eight people from around the world find themselves connected and can see each other…Read more Binge-watched: Sense8

review of The Age of Adaline

I wanted to see this film, but I was scared because I didn't know if Blake Lively had it in her to be able to carry off what I perceived the story to be. I thought she was terrific in films like The Town and Savages, but she was a woman of a certain type…Read more review of The Age of Adaline