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  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★

  • Dogs Don't Wear Pants

    ★½

  • Parasite

    ★★★★★

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  • Katips

    Katips

    Unserious. Toothless. Sluggish.

    Depicting the ML era in a comical and light-hearted direction left a bad taste in my mouth. Student activism became trivial and one-sided when there is more to it than curfew and undeveloped characters unnecessarily flirting on the side. To choose romance as a plot device to connect the viewers with these uninteresting protagonists is fine, but to couple it with humor is absurd. Writing a sequence about police abduction and making a joke out of it…

  • Aliwan Paradise

    Aliwan Paradise

    ★★★★★

    Ibagsak ang imperyalismo ng mga gurang sa ating lipunan!

    Almost 28 years after its release, it still assaults your senses while the 28-minute runtime pours a significant amount of salt into your freshly cut societal wounds.

    You would be shocked to see how striking each scene was; despite being made in the late 90s, De Leon surely outdid himself in producing such a timeless picture through its politically-relevant themes and astounding portrayal of the Filipino culture.

    Aliwan Paradise’ captures the…