• Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

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

    First of all, this is a very Sam Raimi film. It’s a splatter of his ways, especially its horror/ thriller aspect. All throughout, I think the MVP here with regards to performance, was Elizabeth Olsen. I loved her work in Wandavision but what she brought here is in a different realm. I’m in love.
    Regarding the story, I think it's always going to happen from now on that plots will be held by a thin line so I’m not that…

  • A Summer's Tale

    A Summer's Tale

    ★★★★

    I’m surprised how there’s a lot from this that is referenced to Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name (2017) that you can’t help but to compare both. One of the good films in the “nothing is happening'' genre.

  • Bubble

    Bubble

    ★★★

    Filled with good animation and grandiose colors but still felt empty at the end. It started well with an exciting premise but the rest of it felt off. There is nothing with characters that you can grab onto.

  • Metal Lords

    Metal Lords

    ★★★

    A genre that is done a lot of times. There is nothing new but still enjoyable.

  • Laurence Anyways

    Laurence Anyways

    ★★★★½

    An explosion of creativity. A lot of random creative visual scenes and I like all of it. I like that more than Laurence’s story, this is also about Fred’s and their love story. First Dolan :)

  • The Outfit

    The Outfit

    ★★★½

    I like the unpredictability. Mark Rylance is so charming. A good thriller from start to finish.

  • Kalel, 15

    Kalel, 15

    ★★★½

    If I have to be honest, I’m not sold with the dialogues. Sometimes it borders on being cheesy but the cinematography is so good. The frames are beautiful. Even sometimes I think that the script weakens the actors' performances, they still shine through. Above all, I still really like it with the message it is trying to portray and it never loses sight of its purpose.

  • Smaller and Smaller Circles

    Smaller and Smaller Circles

    ★★★½

    A Filipino made story based on a great book by F.H. Batacan. The book itself is great and even though this adaptation is not as effective as the book, you can still see how good the story is. Nonie Buencamino and Sid Lucero are the best actors so they, of course, kill it. They are actually the best part of this film. The themes of the film were not lost as well and I like it since the social commentary in this film is very important. The whole serial killing part is actually a metaphor right?

  • Signal Rock

    Signal Rock

    ★★★½

    A good look into one of the typical Filipino family dynamics in the provinces. It also has scenes and nuances of what it is to live in Filipino barrios like this and I like it. Beautiful shots in some parts and Bables killed it with his performance. This is also a deep look into one part of the OFW culture in the Philippines.

  • Iska

    Iska

    ★★★½

    A little bit of a well made film technically. I like that there are hints all over the film of what will happen at the end. All of the actors definitely played their part well, especially Ruby Ruiz. On the other hand, one might think that this is exploitative of the concept of poverty but these abuses definitely happen. May not be collectively on just one person but definitely happening to a lot of people. What’s frustrating is that there is no release. I’m still thinking of the purpose of films like this other than to shock.

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★★

    A good animated film that is endearing and has a lot of heart. It seems that the theme of a repurposed childhood story of the director has been going on for a while now and I like it. I Love that it is animated as well. It has a lot of obscure childhood references and it made me remember my own. Nice.

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    ★★★½

    Probably the best adaptation of the classic story. The more I watch play adaptation movies, the more I appreciate it. I no longer mind the theatrics, the dramatic actors and the lengthy scripts and this film is one of the good examples of it.