Reviews

‘Eli’ really isn’t scary, I’m sorry

Eli first got onto my radar when people kept talking about how scary it was. As someone who basks in horror films and strangely enjoys getting scared, I got excited. Horror movies haven’t really been terrifying as of late as the genre has evolved into a more direct reflection of the human experience. While the… Continue reading ‘Eli’ really isn’t scary, I’m sorry

Reviews

‘The Laundromat’: A shell of a movie

With Steven Soderbergh directing and powerhouses like Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas headlining, I genuinely believed that The Laundromat would be a diamond in the rough in the land of Netflix originals. Inspired by the 2017 book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers by Jake Bernstein, The Laundromat supposedly follows the story of… Continue reading ‘The Laundromat’: A shell of a movie

Lists

15 Horror Movie Recommendations for Horror Newbies

The way horror as a genre has evolved over the last century has been so interesting to observe. It’s a never-ending rollercoaster ride of good years and bad years and good movies and bad movies and everything that could fit in between. The beautiful thing about the genre is that it’s so diverse and so… Continue reading 15 Horror Movie Recommendations for Horror Newbies

Reviews

‘It Chapter 2’: A Hearty Horror Flick

Demon clowns: they're just like us. At least that's what It Chapter 2 tells us after three hours of listening to a bunch of beautiful people call themselves losers over and over again. Andy Muschietti’s follow up to his 2017 Stephen King classic is a heartwarming exploration of human fear, friendship, and how believing that… Continue reading ‘It Chapter 2’: A Hearty Horror Flick

Festivals, Reviews

Cinemalaya 2019: ‘Belle Douleur’ – An Imperfect Yet Refreshing Take on an Emerging Trend

Women are often defined by the people that surround them. They are their parents’ daughters, their husbands’ wives, and their children’s mothers. A woman defining her own person outside of these labels undergoes a long and laborious process that’s never easy. In Belle Douleur, we are taken into a journey of self-actualization and are returned… Continue reading Cinemalaya 2019: ‘Belle Douleur’ – An Imperfect Yet Refreshing Take on an Emerging Trend

Festivals, Reviews

Cinemalaya 2019: ‘Pandanggo Sa Hukay’ – A Tired Tale of Pseudo Feminism

TW: Mentions of sexual abuse and rape. What’s the point? I spent almost two hours asking myself this as I watched this film unfold before my very eyes. Even after the audience clapped and the credits rolled, I was asking myself what the point of the whole film was. Pandaggo Sa Hukay is a story… Continue reading Cinemalaya 2019: ‘Pandanggo Sa Hukay’ – A Tired Tale of Pseudo Feminism

Reviews

‘Midsommar’ and the Very Real Fear of Being Left Behind

“Do you feel held by him? Does he feel like home to you?” You know when you were a child and you get separated from your parents in a crowded place, like a mall or a grocery store? You look around, clinging onto random strangers, only to discover that they’re not your parents. Soon, a… Continue reading ‘Midsommar’ and the Very Real Fear of Being Left Behind