John Tawasil

John Tawasil

a lively and lovely fat man
online film charlatan
Films watched/rewatched from late '17 onwards
Serious reviews at my blog

Favorite films

  • Swallowtail Butterfly
  • Green Tea
  • Oldboy
  • Your Name.

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  • Taya

  • Dune

  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    ★★★

  • History of Ha

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  • Taya

    Taya

    "Cute ka pa naman, kaso tanga ka lang."

    A young man who is horny on main 24/7/365 makes a lot of very stupid decisions in a film that kind of ejaculates prematurely around 20 minutes in, segueing into a pointless sequence of events before going back to the plot (in equally idiotic fashion) and ending in something that, I'll be honest, I kinda liked. There may be something in there about how higher education does not guarantee financial security and…

  • Dune

    Dune

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

    "A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct." And that's mostly what Villeneuve's 2021 adaptation of Dune is: a beginning. Yes, it's massive in scope, well acted, and a technical masterpiece. Although it does end on a thematic level (the fight at the end of the movie is the tipping point that decides the rest of Paul's life - victories and failures included) it feels like an incomplete film. And it's not…

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  • Eerie

    Eerie

    ★★

    So did anyone notice this is, like, the backstory of Moaning Myrtle

  • Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap

    Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap

    ★★★½

    This is pretty much gaguhan the movie for almost two hours. Not gonna lie, I miss this type of irreverent humor.

    Lots of people die, but there's also a giant golden dick in this film, so it's up to you how if you interpret the film: as either some satirical take on social realism or the movie equivalent of shitposting.