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This Classic Filipino Movie Tells You Exactly Why You Shouldn't Move to the Cities for that "Better" Life You're Wishing for.

At our film class, we were made to watch a Filipino classic by Lino Brocka, Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Manila in the Claws of Light) which was apparently one of the greatest films of Filipino cinema. 266 more words


#SmallerAndSmallerCircles :#TheKneeJerkCritic Movie Review

In fairness, Smaller And Smaller Circles turned out way much better than i expected it would be when i first saw the trailer.

I was not expecting much. 964 more words

Knee-jerk Critic

Smaller and Smaller Circles is an Excellent Mystery Set in a Seemingly Godless Universe

TL;DR: Raya Martin’s adaptation of F.H. Batacan’s critically acclaimed novel eschews the lurid thrills in its premise to examine corrupt institutions & God’s place within it.

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Smaller and Smaller Circles

Directed by: Raya Martin
Starring: Nonie Buencamino, Sid Lucero, Bembol Roco, Carla Humphries
Running time: 111 minutes
TL;DR: Cry Try Buy

As a book, Smaller and Smaller Circles… 116 more words


Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017: AWOL is a Humdrum Actioner with a Rotten Core

TL;DR: AWOL filters Duterte’s Drug War into a tale of state-sponsored vigilantism that’s not only morally irresponsible, but boring.

Lt. Abel Ibarra (Gerald Anderson) is the leader of an elite sniper squad, highly respected & easily befriended by his peers.

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Manila in the Claws of Light (1975, Lino Brocka)

‘We may be poor but we manage to eat.’ You know it’s a Filipino film when food is the first port of call upon greeting a guest to your home. 336 more words

"What Home Feels Like" is Close to the Heart of First Time Director Joseph Abello

An OFW story is not new to Philippine cinema, but there’ll always be something in it that the Filipino audience will come to see. Joseph Abello’s first film… 375 more words