JR Vicente

JR Vicente

I like slow burn, dialogue-driven, black comedy, and Margot Robbie.

Favorite films

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pig
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Parasite

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  • Barber's Tales

    ★★★★

  • The Neighbors' Window

    ★★★½

  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★½

  • Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★

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  • Barber's Tales

    Barber's Tales

    ★★★★

    Brilliantly written with bold and relevant intention and bolder performances. Don’t we all adore locally made films relating local plight? Don’t we all love to witness sisterhood strength and women’s liberation? Don’t we all get inspired by stories of joint forces against oppression?

    This is a great watch, and unintentional at that, to celebrate Women’s Month. ABANTE BABAE. Thank you, Jun Lana.

  • All of Us Strangers

    All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★½

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

    Most tender parts for me were the father and son scenes. Didn’t exactly hit home but the longing for a father did. Appreciated Claire Foy more in this rewatch.

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  • The Missing

    The Missing

    ★★★★½

    First of all, I would like to use this window of opportunity to tell those who went through the same dark path as Eric's that my thoughts are with them. I can only imagine the pain from scratching old wounds and scabs while watching this.

    I came to watch it blind though I witnessed all its success at last year's Cinemalaya until its submission to the Oscars, so I was caught off guard by its sensitive subject. As someone who…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a mythical tale for adrenaline junkies, a mad adventure for willing Kamakrazees, an epic so shiny and chrome. A full-blast cinematic experience trailing across all genres, prismatic cinematography between warm and cool, exhilarating bass and percussion perfection from Junkie XL, practical effects and stunts (mechanical frenzy!), fueled by hot guzzolene of performances led by Theron. This is my Odyssey.