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  • El Planeta

    ★★★★

  • Brutal

    ★★★★

  • Meetin' WA

    ★★★

  • All These Small Moments

    ★★★

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  • El Planeta

    El Planeta

    ★★★★

    subtle and bittersweet, wherein the only thing the have-nots have, ultimately, is each other.

  • Brutal

    Brutal

    ★★★★

    in a very conservative society, there are only two options

    while investigating the murder of three men, journalist clara valdez posits that, in a society such as the philippines, women only have two options in life - options which, if roles were reversed and men were instead faced with the same options, men would find the situation completely unacceptable.  however, as it is, women have no say in the matter.  clara concludes that this dilemma is unfair.

    ostensibly a film…

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  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★★★

    that we suffered
    that we cried
    that life was hard

    i’m not a big reader - cinema is my passion.  but when i finish reading a great book, the feeling i have is incomparable.  not even my favorite film makes me feel the way a great book does. watching this film was like reading a great book.

    with tender smiles on our faces
    we’ll look back on our current sorrow

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    this is the greatest film ever made during my lifetime

    it is also the most beautiful film ever made during my lifetime

    finally, tony’s hair is the second coolest hair i’ve seen in a film made during my lifetime (number one goes to joseph gordon levitt in inception)

    ps. re: maggie being trapped in tony’s room - if you’ve ever been dragged by your parents as a kid to a (filipino) mahjong party, you know the struggle.  you might as well bring a sleeping bag because you’re not going home until noon the next day at the earliest!