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  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

    their nosiness (they mostly just mean well), their loud voice when they talk on the phone (sometimes it's the device's fault), their slow movements (but also their stubbornness), their knowingness (and how they lie for the sake of others).

    i've always found it hard to write about films like this that feel too personal or too true. like i'm an intruder in the filmmaker and the characters' lives, or i've become a spectator of my own, watching from a distance…

  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    baka magtunog controversial pero merong something sa mga gawa tulad ng phantom thread at marriage story, pero lalo na dito, na kahit iniisip mo as a viewer na "dump him!!!" ang solusyon sa lahat, napapaintindi pa rin ng pelikula sayo yung complexities/reasons/etc kung bakit minsan hindi siya ganun kadali gawin.

    ewan ko huhu hindi sa pagiging apologist. wala naman talagang masama pag black-and-white yung magiging pagtingin ng nanonood sa relationship at conflicts nila, lalo na pag obvious kung sino yung…

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  • The Kingmaker

    The Kingmaker

    ★★★½

    this is a good introduction to how baffling imelda marcos' whole person is ("what's your problem???") and how horrible the political situation in the Philippines is.

    every time footage of her walking around Makiling was shown, i felt like i was about to get an aneurysm just from the sheer humiliation that i was a sub-product of her edifice complex.

    i am reminded once again that my alma mater was founded on her principle that "art" must be "true, good,…

  • What Isn't There

    What Isn't There

    give ko na yung one star para kay annicka dolonius kahit sobrang pretentious ng character niya at kahit sobrang tanga at peke nating lahat sa pagkukunwari na maganda 'to peace emoji