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  • Apocalypse child

    Apocalypse child

    ★★★★

    Ang ganda-ganda pa din. Laidback storytelling yet powerful  and expressive. This is a rewatch after 4 years, and I could relate more now to the characters— I felt their desire to escape and I wanted to go with them. Gusto ko sumama sa alon, literally and figuratively.  At ayun nga, nakakamiss ang Pilipinas. Apocalypse Child was my last Qcinema (2015) film before I left for Singapore 4 years ago. Watched  this again kasi gusto ko na din mapanuod yung mga pelikula sa Qcinema 2019!! :( Major FOMO.

  • The Laundromat

    The Laundromat

    ★★½

    Why is this comedy?? Sure, it is witty, informative.... incredible cast, even... BUT it is also flippant— the sequence about China, Falun, and transplants was done in a bad taste. The movie treated serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor. Kind of disappointed tbh. A thumbsdown for Soderbergh.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★

    Parasite is a wicked story about the division between the ‘abundance’ and the ‘insufficiency’ with stunning cinematography and an insane amount of humor and violence. It actually reminds me so much of Us (2019, Jordan Peele)!!! I think Parasite and Us could be a great double feature. They not only address the same themes, they are also genre films in which comedy and horror/thriller go hand in hand. This one was perfectly directed and written though. 

    Really deserving as the winner of this year’s Golden Palm. Congratulations again, Bong Joon-ho. All hail Asian Cinema!  

    🍿 Watched @ Cinema Nova, Melb.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    AAAAAH I LOVE BOOKSMART! Oh my goodness, one of my favorite actresses since THE OC days (Olivia fucking Wilde) was born to direct! Shot choices, camera placements, music cues, jokes, wacky side characters, emotional moments, this movie has all the marks of a great director. Booksmart is the rare comedy that gets better and funnier as it goes. It’s smart. Whip Smart! Fantastic screenplay that treats its characters with respect, charm and care. It’s revolutionary (for me, at least)  because I…