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  • Evolution of a Filipino Family

    Evolution of a Filipino Family

    ★★★★½

    My mom used to say that life at the time of Martial Law was peaceful at the most. Life was prosperous. But despite that, there are nuggets of stories from her that cast darkness from the stories she often tells. I grew up in a small barrio up North of Luzon. The stories of the families portrayed in the film are close and real for me. They are part of me growing up as I toil in our farm and…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    How time pass you by when you’re with someone who can be your everything. Losing them makes you realize their worth, while earning your own worth and identity. We learn more about who we are and what we are by losing them.

    For a film that felt like it’s giving you nothing for the entire duration of the film, only to give you everything at the very end. It breaks your heart.

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  • Kuro

    Kuro

    ★★★★

    Meditative. Like looking at someone else’s dream while dreaming of it. A must for fans of Chris Marker.


    Also fave quote: “Asians are easy to kiss because they have flat noses.”

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★★★

    I don’t know what had struck Nietzsche to become mute and demented when he witnessed a man whipping up his horse for a decade before his death. Maybe he had lost faith in humanity and practically succumbed to a deep slumber wherein he doesn’t need to care about solving the world’s problem. Nietzsche had become the Turin horse who had given up.

    The Turin Horse is not about Nietzsche (but maybe it is somewhat about Nietzsche). The Turin horse symbolizes…