“American Made” Review: The Tom Cruise We Want

AMERICAN MADE (2017) Review Directed by Doug Liman Tom Cruise and Doug Liman reunite in a film based on a true story about airplanes, drugs and the government. The film tells the messy life of Barry Seals, leaving his decent but boring job flying planes to transport people to flying planes for the CIA. It’s a man thing to provide better for his family and … Continue reading “American Made” Review: The Tom Cruise We Want

“Fangirl Fanboy” Review: Too Much Charm Isn’t Enough

FANGIRL FANBOY (2017) Review Directed by Barry Gonzales A launching movie of a launching love team, Fangirl Fanboy does wonders with its leads through charms but with an overcrowded market full of romantic comedies, a decent story or rather a fresh story is vital to fully satisfy the viewers. Ella Cruz and Julian Trono has this connection and the film solidly benefits from that connection, their chemistry. … Continue reading “Fangirl Fanboy” Review: Too Much Charm Isn’t Enough

“It” (2017) Review: The Terrifying Monster of the Town of Derry

  IT (2017) Review Directed by Andy Muschietti There are lots of reasons this year for horror fans genre to celebrate, and the 2017 version of Stephen King’s It is an addition to that. Based on Stephen King’s novel, It has an effectively scary monster portrayed by an effective actor. Bill Skarsgard plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the most horrific, disturbing way possible. The way he … Continue reading “It” (2017) Review: The Terrifying Monster of the Town of Derry

“Love You to the Stars and Back” Review: An Emotional Romance Road Trip Movie

LOVE YOU TO THE STARS AND BACK (2017) Review Directed by Antoinette Jadaone After their successful debut film as a love team in Vince and Kath and James, Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto prove they have more to offer in their latest film Love You to the Stars and Back. The film plays like what most of us call destiny. Mika (Julia Barretto) who wants to be … Continue reading “Love You to the Stars and Back” Review: An Emotional Romance Road Trip Movie

“Annabelle: Creation” Review: Fun and Well-Staged Scares Makes It a Must See

ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017) ReviewDirected by David F Sandberg After seeing the 2014 spin-off to The Conjuring titled Annabelle, it is quite clear that that film was just a product of a character that was so popular it had to had a movie, for business purposes. There is no good intention of offering a story that was new or at least decent for the audience, it was plain and … Continue reading “Annabelle: Creation” Review: Fun and Well-Staged Scares Makes It a Must See

“Star na Si Van Damme Stallone” Review: Spotlighting a Mother’s Love

STAR NA SI VAN DAMME STALLONE (2016) Review Directed by Randolph Longjas It’s always the filmmaker’s goal to create a story worth every audience’s time and money but to be affected by its story, by its characters is a rewarding experience. That’s what I got from watching Randolph Longjas’ Star na Si Van Damme Stallone. Watching the trailer, you’d expect a cutesy, feel-good family movie about … Continue reading “Star na Si Van Damme Stallone” Review: Spotlighting a Mother’s Love

“Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” Review: Ryza Cenon Shines in Modern Manananggal Tale

ANG MANANANGGAL SA UNIT 23B (2016) Review Directed by Prime Cruz A Manananggal love story with a hugot is what it is advertised, but this isn’t your typical Manananggal love story, it doesn’t even go with your typical romance hugot movie. Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B changes the game, it offers more than just blood, than just romance, it offers the human side of a monster. And it’s a beautiful tragedy. Ryza … Continue reading “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” Review: Ryza Cenon Shines in Modern Manananggal Tale

“100 Tula Para kay Stella” Review: A Bittersweet Love Story

100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA (2017) Review Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana We’ve been flooded with romantic films in the Philippines, some are nice, and most are redundant and is just a way to lure the audience through “hugot” lines. But there are rare cases of romantic comedy films that veers away from the usual cutesy tandem and tired formula. Here enters Jason Paul Laxamana’s … Continue reading “100 Tula Para kay Stella” Review: A Bittersweet Love Story

#Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Nabubulok,” “Kiko Boksingero,” “Requited”

NABUBULOK by Sonny Calvento If you love crime thrillers, Nabubulok may be your cup of tea. The film envelops itself in this eerie atmosphere that makes it mysterious from start to finish. While the film opens with its answer to the mystery it revolves to, the way it uncovers its story is interesting enough to get me hooked until it ends. Director Sonny Calvento's investigative movie harnesses its … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Nabubulok,” “Kiko Boksingero,” “Requited”

#Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Bagahe,” “Respeto,” “Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa”

BAGAHE by Zig Dulay The film is literally and figuratively about Baggage. You’ll  know a Zig Dulay film when you see one and this is definitely one of his works. Bagahe tells the story of Mercy, an OFW who just flew back home to reunite with her family but will later on be investigated for an incident that happened in the airplane she rode. Bagahe is literally and figuratively … Continue reading #Cinemalaya2017 Reviews: “Bagahe,” “Respeto,” “Ang Guro Kong Di Marunong Magbasa”