By Oggs Cruz On Monday, January 6th, 2020
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The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Filipino films are dying… or so some claim. But on the contrary, 2019 saw a rise in the production of films. Clearly, Filipino films aren’t dying. They just had to evolve to survive. It is the Filipino More...

By Oggs Cruz On Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

MISSION UNSTAPABOL. Vic Sotto, Jake Cuenca, and Pokwang star in the movie directed by Mike Tuviera. All screenshots from YouTube/Eat Bulaga Those who can’t, spoof. If staying true to the genre seems to be More...

By Oggs Cruz On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

3POL TROBOL. Coco Martin stars in the movie which he is also the director. Screenshots from YouTube/Coco Martin PH Beware of Coco Martin’s 3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon. It seems harmless. After all, with More...

By Oggs Cruz On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ review: Improving on the original

FATHER AND DAUGHTER. Xia Vigor and Aga Muhlach star in ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7.’ All screenshots form YouTube/Viva Films It is inevitable that Lee Hwan-kyu’s Miracle in Cell No. 7 would find a More...

By Oggs Cruz On Monday, December 30th, 2019
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More than standard horror fare

SUNOD. Carmina Villaroel leads the cast under the direction of Carlo Ledesma. Screenshots from YouTube/Globe Studios At first glance, Carlo Ledesma’s Sunod feels like standard horror fare. Desperate parents Its More...

By Oggs Cruz On Monday, December 30th, 2019
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‘Mindanao’ review: A betrayal

MINDANAO. Judy Ann Santos is back in the movies with Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Mindanao.’ All screenshots from Facebook/Mindanao the movie It is either a reckless decision or a devious act of propaganda. The More...

By Oggs Cruz On Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ review: A disappointing epilogue

FINAL BATTLE. Rey (Daisy Ridley) gears up for her biggest battle in ‘Tar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ All photos courtesy of Lucasfilm The most disappointing thing about J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars: More...

By Oggs Cruz On Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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‘Dead Kids’ review: Viciously entertaining

DEAD KIDS. Mikhail Red’s latest movie is ‘entertaining.’ Still from Netflix Mikhail Red is a conundrum. At 28, he has already released 5 feature length films. However, it is difficult to pinpoint More...

By Oggs Cruz On Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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‘My Bakit List’ review: Chore of a film

MY BAKIT LIST. Louise delos Reyes and Prince Stefan star in the movie about seeking answers to problems. All screenshots from YouTube/Viva Films Bona Fajardo’s My Bakit List is a chore of a film. It imagines More...

By Oggs Cruz On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
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‘Love is Love’ review: A very pleasant surprise

LOVE IS LOVE. JC de Vera and Roxanne Barcelo are two of the stars of the movie. All screenshots from YouTube/Solar Pictures An evidently inelegant picture, GB Sampedro’s Love is Love opens as a rom-com too More...

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