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  • Dynamite Fishing

    Dynamite Fishing

    ★★★½

    Didn't expect I'd be watching two Dick Israel films today.

  • Noli me Tángere

    Noli me Tángere

    ★★★★½

    I thought this was a straightforward but very elegant adaptation and deserving to be called a blueprint for any Noli Me Tangere/Jose Rizal adaption. Gorgeous all around and overall epic. The obvious setup for the sequel was annoying tho, jk.

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  • The Kingmaker

    The Kingmaker

    ★★★★★

    The Kingmaker key takeaways:

    Imelda Marcos, biggest clout chaser. Talo pa ‘ko.
    Sandro Marcos, the shadiest. He shaded two presidents in his ballot.
    The Marcoses, delusional thieves.
    Duterte, a puppet. 
    Filipino people are grateful and forgiving, pero I hope we never forget.

    I sat at the back and nakakakilabot panoorin yung mga ulo ng mga tao na nanunuod attentively sa isang docu na basically telling us not to repeat what happened during the Marcos regime. And it’s from an American…

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis

    ★★½

    Lahat naman tayo may sikreto. Pero hindi lahat ng sikreto ay masama.

    There is literally a caterpillar, a cocoon , and a butterfly in the movie. And there are also scenes of Adam, our lead character, covered in kulambo in fetal position. There’s also a scene where Adam mixes vinegar and soy sauce. Metaphors. Metamorphosis. 

    In its aim to spread awareness about its delicate subject, it settles to predictable, formulaic, melodramatic story, and not to mention scenes that are too…