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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    When I'm so enthralled by a film, I don't know how to start a review. "Roma" is a beautiful film. There. I am happy I saw it on the big screen because nothing much like this happens on the big screen, except when one goes to film festivals. This was a one-time big screen showing of the film here in Manila. On December 14, the only way for us in the Philippines to see it is on Netflix. After the…

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★½

    I did not have an idea what this film was about when I entered the cinema. Then, it slowly unveiled itself as an unusual heist movie. Not perfect, not totally credible, but I liked it. Nice surprises come in some shots’ blocking and composition.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★½

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

    The director does not linger enough on moments. It’s an interesting stacatto editing style, but it takes away from the engagement. Except for the “La Vie En Rose” performance, the movie felt like one long trailer. The emotional structure is chopped into bits. Would have been saved by better editing.  Bradley Cooper’s camera seemed as  unsure about the editing. Both felt a little gimmicky. Sam Elliott was great though. In these times of empowerment, especially for women, the movie tried…

  • The Reflecting Skin

    The Reflecting Skin

    ★★★★

    I saw this a long time ago. I remember it was about a kid imagining his neighbor was a vampire. Creepy movie . Should see it again