Lists

9 Local Films to Stream Right Now

Films have always been something we have clung to, perhaps even more so in a time of such uncertainty. Since the onset of community quarantine, many directors and production companies have released titles online. A group of filmmakers led by Carl Chavez even initiated a Lockdown Cinema Club, where film lovers can watch short films… Continue reading 9 Local Films to Stream Right Now

Reviews

‘All The Bright Places’: Sincere But Too Shallow For Its Own Good

“It’s nice to have a friend again,” Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) says to Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) as they drive over to their next project. Violet, who's recovering from a car accident that took her sister’s life, holds Finch’s hand across the driver’s seat. They smile at each other. Brett Haley’s adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s… Continue reading ‘All The Bright Places’: Sincere But Too Shallow For Its Own Good

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‘Little Women’: A Fresh New Take on an Old Classic

Admittedly, I wasn’t without my own prejudices upon hearing that Little Women was to grace theaters for the fourth time. I’ve never taken to the story itself, even when I read it as a novel in high school, nor have I ever really been attached to its earlier film predecessors. And being one that much… Continue reading ‘Little Women’: A Fresh New Take on an Old Classic

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‘The Kingmaker’ and the Political Film Consumption

There is a popular quote from the book Philippine Society and Revolution: “Mayaman ang Pilipinas pero naghihirap ang sambayanang Pilipino.” (“The Philippines is rich but the Filipino people are poor.”) The Kingmaker, the explosive and controversial new documentary from American filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, establishes this from the film’s first few scenes. Former First Lady Imelda… Continue reading ‘The Kingmaker’ and the Political Film Consumption