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  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    "Gulo-gulo pala ng buhay. Natatakot ako."
    "Ako rin."

    Coming of age movies always have me wondering what becomes of the kids when they grow up. When it comes to classmates from high school especially, either the changes are so pronounced or they don't happen at all. Sometimes the sweethearts break up. Maybe the weirdo remains a weirdo. Hopefully, the class president's finally learned to relax. Perhaps the gossip still talks about other people. You wonder about them because you can't…

  • The Keep

    The Keep

    "For once, you're right, Kaempffer. I'm only half a man. All that we are is coming out, here in this keep."

    You get the feeling you should be watching something better than this, something more cohesive or more well-written, but because Michael Mann takes The Keep so seriously, it escapes the schlock label only to wander into the strange limbo in between. It's not a 'bad' movie or one of those joke B-grade things, but it's not very good either.…

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    That scene where Driver walks up to Nino's Pizzeria in his stuntman's mask, looks into the building and observes the man he's about to kill. At this point, he's become witness to several killings, a few threatening episodes, and the complete disbelief on his lady's face when she finally catches a glimpse of the world he really lives in. And it's all because of that huge, hulking Jewish mobster who's laughing at something his hired whore tells him, as if…

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★★★

    More meta than Malkovich meandering uselessly in front of a camera, more self-aware than Spike Jonze writing soliloquies about looking at himself in a mirror, and more manic than Takashi Miike on meth, Sion Sono's latest offering hits you like a real punch in the gut - only it's less annoying and you'd even go up to the guy to thank him for the experience.

    The main characters are the Fuck Bombers, whose name, to this day, remains the only…