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  • The Blonde One

    The Blonde One

    ★★★

    Parang crossover ng Xerex and Precious Hearts Bromance. Ending is sweet, though. We're used to watching teenagers confess to their parents, and not the other way around.

  • The Future

    The Future

    ★★★

    Everything must look so familiar to you? You must feel like you’re coming back to the place that you left. That must be nice. But it’s gone, by the way. This is a totally new land now.

    This is Charlie Kaufman level of mind and heartfuckery. It didn’t work as much as I’d like it to, but its uncompromising message is very much acknowledged. I am curious for more Miranda July.

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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…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Smart, edgy, funny, shocking, original, iconic, etc.

    I envy Korean cinema. Sana oil. I’d champion our local films as much as I can, but we still really have a long way to go. 

    Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite actually reminds me of our films—the humor, the message, the performances—but it digs way deeper than what our films are willing to go. And I don’t blame the filmmakers and filmgoers. We just don’t have the support that we need from the government. I’d probably get flak for that but that’s really just IT.