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  • Birdshot

    Birdshot

    ★★★★

    Gritty, yet fast-paced thriller packed with intense, realistic cinematography equipped with its integral characters in interweaving predicaments.

    As I watch this film as the opening film for the 13th Cinemalaya last April 4th of 2017, memories of Lav Diaz' Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan comes up to my mind, albeit having contrasting pacing, as there are some material similarities between the films, yet on analysis, Birdshot is deprived of Norte's symbolism regarding the scenes in subject.

    Whether this film's theme was…

  • Batch '81

    Batch '81

    ★★★★★

    Realistically brutal regarding the horrors of fraternities way back the '80s, Batch '81 has become one of the most thrilling, nail-biting films I have watched.

    Blatantly an antifraternity film, given from the producer's personal sentiments against its initiation rites system, it is also a film about the antihero protagonist Sid Lucero (Mark Gil) which also gives a superb character which allow this film to become much better a film compared to other realist films.

    His callousness about his brothers (which…

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  • I See You

    I See You

    One star kasi hindi ko nakatabi si crush habang pinapanood namin with her friends. Tangina sayang 200 bes sad face pero oks lang nakita ko naman siyang nakangiti sa mga jokes ni empoy 10/10 na yun doi

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    Manila in the Claws of Light

    ★★★★★

    A great capture of Manila, then up till now. Manila is a social film with a touch of realism, which depicts the nucleus of a state ravaged by malevolent despotism and ubiquitous poverty, though covertly within the film, is implied under its proxies, such as the rampant prostitution, exploit on workers, and the blatant supremacy of capitalism and its ill methods.

    Being one of the most important film in Philippine history, Manila in the Claws of Light is a serious, gritty attempt to elucidate its viewer on what is like to live beyond the silver lines of the Orient Pearl.