"life is a mixture of happy and sad things. movies are so lifelike — that's why we love them."
a fun tribute to old school pinoy action flicks, full of both playfulness and heart. punches land with crispy sound effects, cameras zoom in and out steadily for dramatic emphasis, and music swells during emotional moments. there's much to be said about how we struggle to steer our complex lives towards the outcomes that we want (and often times we don't really know or are still figuring out what we want!) and that's okay. bleeding in the forehead from being…
I've never seen a detective thriller as chill and classy as this before. Fooling the viewer into a sense of calm, heralded by impeccable variations of a single jazz song all throughout, the film follows the seemingly nonchalant Philip Marlowe (played by an excellent Elliott Gould) who moves much like a cat, sauntering about with a cigarette in his mouth and always mumbling to himself like the entire world is a joke that he shares with the audience.
hOY nakakagalit! the rich really do have all the power don’t they? galing ng pagpakita ng pagka-delusional ni imelda. like r u for real. (best quote: “why do we even let her open her mouth???” lmao)
i guess i don’t like how this docu (a U.S. production btw) simplified philippine politics as marcoses vs aquinos.
anyway NEVER AGAIN!!!
(medj nanghinayang lang kami ni kat kasi di namin pinanood sa UP where for sure may pag-chant afterwards. still fun having watched at CCP tho, an institution that’s also a product of the marcos regime and recently even held a lavish dinner for imelda. lol the irony)