#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 …

‘The King’s Man’ Review: Stylish World War I spy fiction

THE KING’S MAN (2021) ReviewDirected by Matthew Vaughn What made me happy after seeing The King’s Man is Matthew Vaughn’s style in storytelling in the first two Kingsman movies is still here. It’s exciting and visually stunning. But there’s more to that. History aficionados can also find something interestingly entertaining with Vaughn’s latest spy action …

‘Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam’ Review: Kim Molina continues to impress

ANG BABAENG WALANG PAKIRAMDAM (2021) ReviewDirected by Darryl Yap The main basis for an actor is to feel or to react to things around him or her, but what if your character can’t feel a thing? That’s a struggle for an artist, especially for someone who started in theater who moves bigger and gives much …

‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ Review: Delightfully entertaining

THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES (2021) ReviewDirected by Michael Rianda There haven’t been a lot of animated films lately. Largely because of the pandemic and the ones that have been released are kind of leaning to awards’ worthy stories. I’m not saying that they were not good, it’s just that the variety of family entertainment …

‘Lingua Franca’ Review: Sensible and Sincere Transgender Journey

LINGUA FRANCA (2019) ReviewDirected by Isabel Sandoval She’s an OFW, she’s fighting for her work, she’s fighting for her identity, she’s fighting for herself. You may say that Isabel Sandoval’s Lingua Franca is an essential viewing. Not just because it’s a terrific drama but because of the issues and themes it addresses, through the journey …

“John Wick: Chapter 2” Review: Keanu Reeves in Full Throttle

< p style=”text-align:center;”>JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 (2017) Review Directed by Chad Stahelski Three years after John Wick got his revenge for the dog that was given by his deceased wife, he returns to the world of hitman as a bounty was placed on his head, which did not go well for the person who put the bounty …