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BOSES (Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil, 2008)

At times it felt more like an anti-child abuse PSA. The violin sequences were excellent, though.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published August 18, 2013.)




Considering that I’m two decades beyond its target market, I probably enjoyed this cute YA fantasy way more than I should have.

Lana Condor (who resembled Charice in her Sunshine Corazon days) was terrific as Lara Jean, a realistic introverted girl who would choose to spend her Saturday nights watching reruns of Golden Girls. 66 palabras más


Saturday, August 17, 2019

How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal (Como Fernando Pessoa Salvou Portugal), 2018, Eugène Green, 3.5/5


PATAY NA SI HESUS (Victor Villanueva, 2016)

It was refreshing to watch a full-length Bisaya film where the punchlines were not people being or speaking Bisaya. Plus points for having a character working as a call center agent who was actually proud of her work. 60 palabras más


PAGLIPAY (Zig Dulay, 2016)

One of the best-looking films filled with screencap-worthy scenes. I never had problems with drone shots and they were effectively utilized here.

Inasmuch as I loved the terrific Anna Luna (and the traditional vs modern romance theme), I was more fascinated with the other aspects of the Aeta life. 36 palabras más


SIGNAL ROCK (Chito Roño, 2018)


Where the little details of small town life mattered a lot (effects of people coming and going, pros and cons of the bayanihan concept, limited supply of electricity and lack of network signal, barrio problems that consisted of petty brawls in a pasayaw, etc.). 107 palabras más


ROUGH NIGHT (Lucia Aniello, 2017)

Very Very Bad Things. Absolute trash (with a morally objectionable plot and resolution), but I really enjoyed it. The world needs more Kate McKinnons and Ilana Glazers. 32 palabras más