By Oggs Cruz On Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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‘Onward’ review: Dungeons, dragons and dramas

ONWARD. The movie features the voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Screenshots from YouTube/Pixar Without a doubt, Dan Scanlon’s Onward is fun. The movie juggles delightful — if not totally expected More...

By Oggs Cruz On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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‘Us Again’ review: Too slight to work

US AGAIN. Jane Oineza and RK Bagatsing in ‘Us Again.’ Screenshots from YouTube/Regal Entertainment Inc The biggest problem of Joy Aquino’s Us Again isn’t that it’s bad, because it isn’t. More...

By Oggs Cruz On Monday, February 24th, 2020
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‘UnTrue’ review: Never dull or drab

DIFFERENT STORY. Cristine Reyes and Xian Lim star in ‘Untrue.’ All screenshots from YouTube/Viva Films Sigrid Bernardo’s UnTrue is a film that ingeniously skirts being boxed. Potential meet-cute The More...

By Oggs Cruz On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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‘Watch List’ review: A must-see

WATCH LIST. Alessandra de Rossi stars in the film. Screenshots from YouTube/Reality Entertainment After the murder of her husband by vigilante killers targeting drug peddlers, Maria (Alessandra de Rossi) is More...

By Oggs Cruz On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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‘James and Pat and Dave’ review: Not as memorable

A CHANCE AT LAST? Ronnie Alonte as James and Loisa Andalio as Pat in ‘James & Pat & Dave.’ All screenshots from YouTube/ABS-CBN Star Cinema Theodore Boborol’s Vince & Kath & James More...

By Oggs Cruz On Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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‘Block Z’ review: Not bad, but forgettable

‘BLOCK Z.’ Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto lead the cast of ‘Block Z,’ directed by Mikhail Red. All screenshots from YouTube/ABS-CBN Star Cinema Is Block Z a bad movie? The quick answer More...

By Oggs Cruz On Monday, January 27th, 2020
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‘D’Ninang’ review: Dreary godmother

D’NINANG. Ai-Ai delas Alas stars in ‘D’Ninang.’ All screenshots from YouTube/Regal Entertainment Inc The problem with GB Sampedro’s D’Ninang is indecisiveness. It isn’t a bad More...

By Oggs Cruz On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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‘The Grudge’ review: Not grisly enough

BE AFRAID. A scene from Screen Gems’ ‘The Grudge.’ Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures If a man who has been cursed to see ghosts and eventually dies violently sees a sliver of goodness, then More...

By Oggs Cruz On Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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‘Jojo Rabbit’ review: Joyful triumph

JOJO RABBIT. Scarlett Johansson and Roman Griffin Davis star as the mother and son in movie. All screenshots from YouTube/FoxSearchlight There will always discomfort in allowing oneself to be endeared to a protagonist More...

By Oggs Cruz On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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‘Cats’ review: Not that bad

MOTHER CAT. Judi Dench in Tom Hooper’s ‘Cats.’ All screenshots from YouTube/Universal Pictures With pained nostalgia, Gus (Ian McKellen) sings phrases aching with a longing for what was: “Well More...

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