Mark Morota

he/him | of legal age | pretentious

Favorite films

  • At the Top
  • Kisapmata
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Persona

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  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★½

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    ★★★★½

  • The Name of This Film Is Dogme95

    ★★★

  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    ★★★½

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  • All Too Well: The Short Film

    All Too Well: The Short Film

    ★★★

    It is pretty meh. It is an essential viewing when you're a Swiftie, but as a short by itself, it's pretty lackluster.

  • Maski Papano

    Maski Papano

    ★★★

    The first film in the set for the main competition. I found this short to be quite cutesy and funny, but there's this little poignancy behind the characters; the sense of belonging, kind of like in a Wong Kar-wai film.

    Shot only using a smartphone, the cinematography is nothing to write home about. The "actors" have limited motion, but then again, they are artist's reference figures. The music fits the visuals well.

    I mildly like it.

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  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Sumakit tite ko.

    Good movie though.

  • Irreversible

    Irreversible

    Why does this movie exist?

    To be quite honest, this film being labeled as "the most violent movie of all time" is overkill; it is not as violent as I thought. (Though I got to be honest that the fire extinguisher scene and the underpass scene are too much.)

    Needless to say, the plot is pretty meh; Marcus, who is Alex's lover, takes revenge for the r*** of her. Pretty generic plot, if I got to be honest.

    However, a…