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  • John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

    ★★★★½

    I love it when I saw this last Christmas, where its silly, skewed take on vintage children's programming becomes a vessel for Mulaney's comedic sensibilities; exploring the sadness, anxiety, & existential crises of children & adults alike with equal hilarity & pathos. It's the perfect way to embrace the bittersweetness of the holidays.


    Watching it now under an "enhanced community quarantine" filled with lots of stress, ennui, uncertainty, & Animal Crossing playtime means its bittersweet nature couldn't be more appropriate today. Even ridiculously talented…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★½

    a.k.a. the penultimate film I saw in theaters before the pandemic

    Is it better than Parasite? no, but damn it's still one of my favorite films of 2019!

    I'm a Little Women neophyte, which makes sense because I'm a Filipino cis man, so I have no frame of reference for this other than Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird; which is kinda weird because I think Gerwig's debut wouldn't be possible without the classic novel.

    The idea to switch between two time…

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  • Ulan

    Ulan

    ★★★★½

    So many people are going to be surprised at how radically different Irene Villamor's latest movie is. Instead of making something similar to Meet Me in St. Gallen or Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story - which she also wrote & directed - & adding tikbalangs in the mix, she crafts a vast tale about a woman who wants nothing more than to love & be loved even if fate & Filipino politicians keep getting in her way, using Filipino folklore to expand its…

  • Alone/Together

    Alone/Together

    ★★★★½

    "For the people we once were"

    Alone/Together feels like a slight letdown after Antoinette Jadaone's masterful Never Not Love You last year, if you are expecting the same pragmatic take on millenial relationships, but this movie isn't about that at all.

    This is a tale of a woman slowly finding the strength to move past her mistakes & disappointments, & the courage to face the world again. It just happens to have a romance between Enrique Gil & Liza Soberano, and they are…