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Favorite films

  • Pig
  • Mommy
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Loving Vincent

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  • Porco Rosso

  • The Queen's Gambit

  • Fool's Day

  • Little Miss Sunshine

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  • The '70s

    The '70s

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Maganda ang pagsasalarawan sa dahas sa panahon ng Martial Law sa pananaw ng isang middle-class na pamilya. Yun nga lang, masyadong malawak ang gustong saklawin ng pelikula at bagamat ay nahapyawan ang maraming usapin, hindi nabigyan ng sapat na espasyo para lubos na mapalalim ang mga ito.

    Bilang bida, ang development ni Amanda (Vilma Santos) ay nakakabitin. Sa kabila ng pagpapahayag ng iba't-ibang kagustuhan (desire) ay nanatili siyang pinangingibabawan ng kanyang kinakatakutan (fear) sa durasyon ng pelikula. Pakiramdam ko ay…

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    Raise the Red Lantern

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What seemed to be a simple already-done-before drama about concubines turned into a deeply unsettling psychological film that explored the societal structure of 1920s China using a single noble family as a microcosm - and does so exquisitely.

    From the first scene you're led to sympathize with Songlian as an educated young woman forced to settle on being a (much older) rich man's concubine. She'll eventually disappoint you despite your rooting for her with her participation in the family's internal…