bad reviews, unreliable ratings
I've said it before and I'll say it again: John Denver Trending is, without a doubt, the most important film of the year so far. Manages to be an advocacy film without being preachy and succumbing to phony sentimentalism. Jansen Magpusao and Meryll Soriano's mother-and-son dynamics provide the film its emotional depth, credited primarily to the actors' raw and heartfelt performances. Brilliant directorial debut, and an even braver critique on the post-truth culture espoused by the Duterte administration.
Hmmm... Siguro 'yung problema ko rito ay hindi naging malinaw kung bakit law. Tingin ko kahit palitan ng medicine, engineering, or almost any other course 'yung subject ng film, walang magbabago sa overall narrative nito. The only way it could've worked is if it inserted some sort of crititique to the country's legal system, pero reduced ito sa isang argument scene between Erik-Chris-Torran and Josh (na nag-end sa gag, so yeah). Para sa isang film about law school, wala siyang…