‘The Influencer’ tells a cautionary tale of fame in the social media generation

Fame can be a rabbit hole once you let it devour your sensibilities. It can change you for the better or for the worse, it can give you more confidence but it can also give you more reason or more people to bring you down. But in the social media generation when fame can be …

‘Fanny: The Right to Rock’ Review: Bittersweet reality

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK (2021) ReviewDirected by Bobbi Jo Hart A heartwarming and heartbreaking journey of individuals who fought for their love of music in a time when women are thought to have better business outside the rock industry, Fanny: The Right to Rock is a bittersweet reality of the unfair world that we …

#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Retirada,’ ‘Blue Room,’ ‘The Baseball Player’

‘RETIRADA’ ReviewDirected by Milo Alto-Paz, Cynthia Cruz-Paz It’s a straightforward film carried by the performance of veteran actress Peewee O’Hara. Retirada is a decent debut movie for filmmakers Milto Alto-Paz and Cynthia Cruz-Paz. It’s an interesting and at times interesting look at how the emptiness of a person can go to lengths even neglect the …

#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?,’ ‘Kargo,’ ‘Bula sa Langit’

‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?’ ReviewDirected by Real S. Florido Representation of people with disability in the most popular genre in Philippine cinema, romance. Outstanding performances from Janine Gutierrez and JC de Vera made Bakit Di Mo Sabihin? even more special. Apart from the themes it wants to present, which are the struggles of disabled persons …

‘The Gray Man’ Review: Levelling the star power and the action scenes

THE GRAY MAN (2022) ReviewDirected by Joe and Anthony Russo You have two of the hottest bachelors of Hollywood. Not only they are attractive, but they’re also talented. Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in one action movie might be a dream for most Hollywood filmmakers. Their names ring an instant hit movie. It will only …

A true gore fan should see Bobby Bonifacio Jr.’s sexy thriller ‘Tahan’

With all the contents Vivamax and Cloe Barretto has been doing, their newest film Tahan would be more than just a surprise for the streaming service subscribers. It’s not fair to box Tahan to just a sexy drama movie. Even for Pinoy standards for Filipino movies, the genre thriller is a bit of an understatement. …

‘The Black Phone’ Review: Stress-inducing, heart-racing supernatural horror

THE BLACK PHONE (2022) ReviewDirected by Scott Derrickson I’m not the type of person who’s confidently brave about scary stuff. But watching horror movies is exciting for me. It is that one genre, if good enough, that really takes my mind off the tons I’m thinking about. And I’m thankful to have watched The Black …

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Review: Fun cosmic adventure with surprising emotional punch

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (2022) ReviewDirected by Taika Waititi It’s an understatement calling Thor: Love and Thunder as a movie that offers big adventure and fun entertainment, writer and director Taika Waititi has somehow created this impressive blend of humor and captivating drama that works perfectly for the character of Thor. The first among the …

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Review: Going all the way for the laughs

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU (2022) ReviewDirected by Kyle Balda The Despicable Me franchise is like a love-hate relationship, there’s always hope for an installment to be good… or at least fun. But Minions: The Rise of Gru ups its comedy in a way I didn’t expected. Honestly, the only Despicable Me movie I remember …