• Katips

    Katips

    Hinayaan ko muna kumulo sa aking kaisipan ang mga nilalaman ng pelikula. Baka sakaling maiba ang pananaw ko kapag lalo ko pa siyang hihimayin. Ngunit habang inaalala ko ang bawat aspeto (mula sa sinematograpiya at editing hanggang sa pagkasulat nito), mas lalo akong nadidismaya sa kabuuang produkto.

    Hindi madali para sa akin na ipuna ang pelikulang tulad ng KATIPS sapagkat nilalaman ito ng isa sa mga maraming kuwento nagsasaad ng mga karanasan ng mga pilipino noong administrasyon ni Marcos. Subalit…

  • 366

    366

    Saks lang. Pwede na.

  • Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story

    Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story

    Kaya ayoko sa mga RK eh.

  • A Secret Affair

    A Secret Affair

    Ang harot naman.

  • Tangerine

    Tangerine

    ★★★★½

    Merry Christmas Eve, bitch!

    ...Oh wait, it's July.

    Fantastic film though.

  • The Medium

    The Medium

    Argh! Lots of mixed feelings about this. Enjoyed the folk/ritual horror aspect in this. I'm not sure how authentic some of the ritualistic practices these shamans conduct, but the props, production design and performances sell it. And there are definitely scenes here that are genuinely nerve-wracking. However, although the mockumentary presentation gives the illusion of authenticity, I don't think the format makes the film truly genuine. And yes, these films aren't supposed to be genuine. But it is bothersome that…

  • Saint Maud

    Saint Maud

    Maybe I don't like horror movies anymore.

  • Men

    Men

    Ugh men. Fascinating to watch at first with dazzling visuals and an atmosphere intended to make you feel uneasy, but quickly comes to a point where the third act is just unbearably pompous, and comes across as something that's trying to break new ground in tackling its themes by constantly doing the same cheap tricks over and over again: maltreating its female protagonist and shocking you with gruesome and out-of-the-world imagery. It's offensively one-note, but Garland thinks that he breaks the ice, not realizing that all he thawed out is a little speck. A frustrating experience overall.

  • Thelma

    Thelma

    Pretty much Raw + Carrie. Quite interesting for two-thirds of the film, before my interests slowly dipped with a kinda stagnant final act where plenty of its familiar threads (both thematically and narratively) are either loosely tied or left hanging. Great lead performance though and Trier's stylish flourishes shine.

  • Meet Me in St. Gallen

    Meet Me in St. Gallen

    Parang nanood ng Before Trilogy pero yung naging takeaway lang ay yung mga hugot. Mas maganda rin sana kung walang music. Kung nagpokus lang sila sa diegetic sounds, edi mas lalo akong malulong sa relasyon nila. Pero ayun lang. Saks lang. Medyo boring.

  • 100 Tula Para Kay Stella

    100 Tula Para Kay Stella

    Manic Pixie Rakista Girl

    To be honest, ibig ko talaga siyang magustuhan. Ramdam mo yung pagka-natural at sincerity ng mga moment. Magaling naman yung dalawang leads. At aaminin ko na, medyo nakaka-relate ako.

    Gayunpaman, ramdam mo pa rin na kahit binigyan na ng mga sariling katangian at pangarap si Stella, parang nawala rin ng silbi kasi ginamit lang yung karakter para maging laruan lamang siya sa pagtayo ng isang lalaking karakter na si Fidel. Sa huli, naging device lamang siya sapagkat hindi siya binigyan na angkop na pagwawakas sa kanyang istorya.

  • Chain Mail

    Chain Mail

    81 minutes pero parang 10 oras.