Movie Review: Logan *Spoilers Alert!*

The year is 2029 and most of the X-Men are dead. On the radio, the host asks, ‘Why are we still talking about mutants?’ The driver of the limousine couldn’t care less as well. He’s old, battered, and bruised which is a far cry from the time when he was younger – the time when his…

Movie Review: Sakaling Hindi Makarating *Spoilers Alert!*

Would you believe me if I said that it has been three weeks since I watched this movie? I have to apologize to Alessandra De Rossi, Ice Idanan, and the rest of the crew for missing out on promoting the film. Only a handful of malls gambled on showing it in their cinemas. On its first week,…

Of Critics And Being Critical

I am not a movie critic and I will never aspire to be one. Here’s why: critic – a person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something. It’s almost as if the definition of a critic is someone who always has something negative to say about anything. I refuse to be that kind of person. Who…

Movie Review: La La Land *Spoilers Alert!*

Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I realized that Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) subtly foreshadowed what was going to happen to him and Mia (Emma Stone). But before I get into that, let us do away with the usual stuff first. La La Land is a masterpiece of a musical from the director…

Movie Review: Vince & Kath & James *Spoilers Alert!*

Star Cinema’s entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival is the runaway winner in the box office. It’s not surprising as the studio is already adept at producing quality films that appeal to a wide audience. Even though they follow a strict formula, it seems that they have done it well. Vince (Joshua Garcia) has…

Movie Review: Saving Sally *Spoilers Alert!*

Like what the poster says, it is a very typical love story. A regular guy, Marty (Enzo Marcos), is in love with an extraordinary girl, Sally (Rhian Ramos). Sally needs to be rescued and Marty wants to be her knight in shining armor. Unfortunately, he shies away from admitting his feelings for her. Moreover, she…

Movie Review: Seklusyon *Spoiler-Free!*

First of all, to those who claim that this is not a horror movie, it is. It is not your usual slasher or creature thriller, though. To be honest, this kind of movie is scarier than the usual frightful flicks because it draws inspiration from real life events. The film tackles issues about religion and…

Movie Review: Kingsman – The Secret Service *Spoilers Alert!*

From director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service is a refreshing addition to the slew of spy films in this day and age. While some might label it as a parody of sorts, I believe it is a class of its own. Yes, it draws inspiration from the big franchises like James Bond…

Movie Review: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story *Spoilers Alert!*

I have to say that I was greatly worried when they first teased Rogue One. However, after seeing it in the theater, I realized that my worry was unfounded because the first Star Wars spin-off movie is amazing! If you’re like me, you probably knew what the plot is before you saw it. Following the…

Movie Review: Moana *Spoilers Alert!*

Every turn I take, every trail I track Every path I make, every road leads back To the place I know, where I cannot go Where I long to be See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me And no one knows, how far it goes If the wind in my…

Movie Review: A Monster Calls *Spoilers Alert!*

No, he isn’t. Liam Neeson voices the tree monster who visits Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) in his dreams. His mother, played by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Felicity Jones, has cancer and he is forced to tackle it head-on while dealing with bullies in school and the prospect of living with his grandmother (Sigourney…