Category movies

random thoughts about ignacio de loyola

SPOILER WARNING: THIS MOVIE IS ABOUT A SAINT WHOSE BIO IS ALL OVER THE NET (CATHOLICISM HAS SURVIVED THIS LONG BECAUSE IT TELLS AWESOME STORIES, REPETITIVELY.) BUT IF YOU’RE SERIOUSLY ANTI-SPOILER, STOP READING, COME BACK WHEN YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE. 1. two ateneans walk into a cinema to watch a movie about the jesuit knight. of course […]

lakbay2love

sinong gustong pumunta ng la mesa dam? go cliff-hanging? bike like a boss? Lakbay2Love lang katapat niyan.

50 random thoughts while watching Honor Thy Father

For an actual review, without spoilers, check out PJ Oliveria’s take at Nood.ph. For my random thoughts, obfuscated but with spoilers, read on: (Trailer) Oh cool, exploding people. Very cool. (Trailer) I love Darna’s burning hair. Love it. Daragang Magayon. I don’t think he’s hoeing right…but where’s the body? It’s a dog eat dog world. Have […]

mmff is here again

i often tell people that i don’t watch Pinoy films, but it’s only partially true. i don’t usually seek them out, but i do watch them. in fact, there was a time in my life that i was actually obliged to traipse to the cinema every MMFF season because i had to review the films […]

star wars: TFA (anyare?)

i watched ep VII yesterday. still haven’t processed it. but my friend sent this review to me today, and i totally agree. damn it. haha.

Period action flick? Yes, please.

I’ve never seen a single TV episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but when I saw the movie trailer for its big-screen origin story, I just had to go buy a ticket. Sexy mad men in snazzy suits or bomber jacket and turtleneck pairings. Glamorous femmes fatales in chic outfits, perfectly dolled up with extensive falsies and piled-on bling. […]

ex machina

i liked the movie. i liked the style of it, the contrast between the vast outside spaces and the claustrophobic hidden ground where AI and human interact. i liked the natural pivots of the narrative, the pithy philosophical bombs dropped here and there for the audience to pick up and chew on. (ever tried eating […]