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  • The Portrait

    The Portrait


    Before heading into this film I was taken aback by how difficult it was to find a nearby cinema that was showing it. Such a predicament seemed funny to me because it became apparent that what was going on in the theatres was a prioritization of commerce over art & culture. This film, Ang Larawan, which won the Best Picture award at the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) was ironically being shunned by theatres in favor of seven other entries…

  • Werckmeister Harmonies

    Werckmeister Harmonies


    Walking: The Movie

    The story takes place in a small town and we see it unfold mostly through the eyes of János, a guy who goes around giving greetings to his uncles and aunts because he's a good lad. A circus whose performers consist of only two members; a man called "The Prince" and a dead white whale (is that you, Moby Dick?), then arrives in town and chaos soon ensues.

    How does the chaos ensue? Who is "The Prince"?…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out


    I've been wanting to watch this for a while now because almost everyone has been raving about it, but now that I've gone and done that, I can't help but feel that this film is overrated. The film's merits lie in the fact that it's a modern manifesto against racism and acts as a quasi-satire about racial politics. The technicalities and comedy (Chris' friend Rod is especially funny) also serve to uplift this film. Beyond that, however, it's not even…

  • The Man Who Sleeps

    The Man Who Sleeps


    You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait. Be quite still and solitary.

    - Franz Kafka

    You'd think that with no plot or character development, or rather; a weak narrative structure and a poorly delineated character; that The Man Who Sleeps wouldn't be such a good film. The original source; the 1967 novel by Georges Perec didn't even cause much of a stir and neither did…