Found 33 matches for “siglo ng pagluluwal”

  • Century of Birthing

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    ButtNugget

    ButtNugget ★★★★★

    There’s little I know of Philippine avant-garde director Lav Diaz’s elusive filmography other than it's reputedly Béla Tarr-esque. You know, super long, incomprehensibly artsy-fartsy in a way that might piss (or scare) off the casual viewer. This is a special kind of cinema, a lot more extreme and demanding than, for instance, a Carlos Reygadas or a Hong Sang-soo because it’s stripped bare of anything resembling the mainstream. So coming into my first Diaz, Century of Birthing, all I did…

  • siglo ng pagluluwal

    • Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay
    • Wildlife
    • On the Job
    • Sparks
    • Honor Thy Father

    Pinoy Rebyu Annual Poll Winners

    janbryan

    janbryan 7 films

    Since 2011, Pinoy Rebyu surveys online film critics to compile the best of the Filipino cinema every year. All winners…

    • differently, Molussia
    • Target
    • Alps
    • Anhey Ghorhey Da Daan
    • Brownian Movement

    Olaf Möller’s Favorite Films of 2011

    Poor Yorick

    Poor Yorick 44 films

    Missing films in bold

    Olaf Möller’s Eleven Friends 2011

    Team Manager Team (Films of the Year) anders, Molussien (Nicolas Rey,…

    • The Arbor
    • Archipelago
    • Aurora
    • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
    • Honey

    Best of the Decade Watchlist

    Films that I need to watch before making a list of the best films of this decade by 2020.

    In…

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

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  • Century of Birthing
  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    SidneyLumetSuxx

    SidneyLumetSuxx ★★★

    Decent Diaz.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    Luke Martin

    Luke Martin ★★

    Century of running time.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    Matt Thomas

    Matt Thomas ★★★

    Contains all of Diaz's usual traits (long, long shots, exquisite locations and cinematography) but this time with a few scripted dialogue scenes too. The latter of which oddly doesn't work so well.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    uforock

    uforock ★★★★

    I felt the last few shots eventually justify its preceding 5+ hour buildup. Three stories converge and collide with each other in an organic and beautiful way.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    The film's most indelible image isn't even from this film or in HD, it's from the film within the film, "Babae ng Hangin", in which a young girl stands in the middle of a river watching carabao pulling carts crossing the river. It's my favourite image from all of Lav's films.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    What is good here, and some moments are, is completely ruined by the fact that Lav Diaz once again feels the urge to test your endurance, this time for a whole six hours.
    Yes, nothing much happens. For six hours. Six. Fucking. Hours.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    printhead

    printhead ★★★★

    "That's the most abused word in art," a character says of "pretentious" and truer words were never spoken, at least not in a movie. 
    The first half of this is as fascinating as Lav's masterpieces Evolution of a Filipino Family and Melancholia, but after a disquietingly matter-of-fact rape scene, it flattens out into nearly unrelieved misery, more like Hermias or Florentina Huebeldo. Not that it was bad, but it could have been great. Still, some beautiful cinematography toward the end, and on balance it's a good one.

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    dph

    dph ★★★★½

    A stunning find from MUBI.com, which allows streaming of this online: mubi.com/films/century-of-birthing-part-one. A portrait of stasis, and the wielding propeller that is Lav Diaz in stark black and white luminous photography, and the way the distilled sound mixing ushers familiarity (as Diaz filmed portions in the city where I live). Also smart in conveying himself as a director within a director, and a biting Tsai allusion. A-

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    Tommy

    Tommy ★★★★

    At roughly 6 hours, there's literally enough here for two great movies, each with their own moments that are more compelling than others. But as it is, the two put together make for one "just" very good film. Being inexperienced with Lav Diaz and very long films in general, I'm willing to chalk it up to a taste that needs to be fully acquired. Mubi divides it into 5 parts, but the breaks seem arbitrary and it definitely seems to…

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    jonmonteverde

    jonmonteverde ★★½

    Diaz is wrestling with a lot of themes here, about the tortured artist and the painful and potentially fruitless gestation process of creating cinema. It's clear he wrecked himself trying to finish Babae ng hangin and then abandoned it and made this movie about that experience. This makes for a clever moment when we watch the director convince Angel Aquino to shoot one more scene for Babae, in a scene that is the actual additional scene the real Angel Aquino…

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    GrimsChild

    GrimsChild ★★★

    #70HoursOfDiaz

    Hour 55-58

    While this 6 hour epic doesn't appear to be all that different from his similar lengthy features such as Heremias or Enchatos it's the self reflexive element of this that contributes to my interest in it. For the first time in his career (outside of some arguable elements of Batang West Side) Diaz aims the camera at a representation of himself, showing his process and his conclusions towards his approach to cinema. The movie isn't subtle about…

  • Century of Birthing

    Century of Birthing

    I. Flick

    I. Flick ★★★½

    Kind of a shame that it takes Diaz over 4 hours before we get a long stretch of scenes that actually manages to feel like it's building towards an accumulative finale. Before that interest is far too scattered, with scenes moving between the "tortured" artist and the imagined cult(?) with the latter being far more interesting (both formally and dramatically) than the former. Diaz's navel-gazing here is just far too on the nose here to come across as anything other…