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  • The Host

    The Host

    ★★★★

    OH DEAR GOD I WAS SO HORRIFIED BY THAT CREATURE. I think I gasped for like 3 times while watching this film.

    Bong Joon-ho succeeds again, as always, in crafting a heart-stopping thriller with the family theme at its core. 

    I remember when I was 6 years old, I’ve seen this poster while flipping through the Entertainment section of the newspaper. I wish my 6 year old self had the capacity to see this film.

  • Sunday Beauty Queen

    Sunday Beauty Queen

    ★★★★½

    This is the extended version of Hello, Love, Goodbye’s Binibining Central 2019. Behind their elegant dresses, graceful walks, and beautiful smiles, there is an unspeakable longing to be back home with their family and the struggle to stay enthusiastic while working in a foreign country, thousands of miles away from their source of happiness.

    These Filipina women deserve more.

    Thank you for making this available on Youtube! I am so glad I was able to watch it after almost 4 years of waiting.

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  • Ordinary People

    Ordinary People

    ★★★★

    Mayaman lang naman ang kayang bumili ng tao eh.

    It feels all too real. It’s happening in our country. This is a painful take on poverty porn, revealing that the poverty cycle and its consequences are something that people deal with for the rest of their lives. These two “ordinary” people are exhausted by the twisted justice system and deprivation of equal opportunities. It is sad that considering their living conditions, they are always the ones being let down by…

  • The Kingmaker

    The Kingmaker

    ★★★★½

    No amount of fake news, no amount of apologies could ever prevent us from forgetting the atrocities the Marcos family have inflicted on the Philippines and its inhabitants.

    The extravagant lifestyle that Imelda Marcos lives in continues to be appalling in every way possible. Her type of mothering is all sorts of preposterous. The film is mostly neutral, but it presents hard-hitting facts and authentic interviews from the victims. It paints a sordid picture of the Marcoses’ twisted agendas with…