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Ingrid Goes West, Social Media, and Looking in the Mirror

Recently I watched a skin crawlingly uncomfortable yet amazing indie film called Ingrid Goes West starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.  Plaza’s Ingrid is a lonely young woman most likely suffering from some sort of mental illness or break following the death of her mother.  547 more words

Insane (2010)

Director: Anders Jacobsson,  Tomas Sandquist .
Starring. Lars Bethke,  Alida Morberg,  Johanna Leamo.Sweden. 1h 27m.

An unusual B Movie horror with a lot of mixed messages, generally this works as a thriller but shows a lot of imagery akin to the modern day Hostel (2005) styled torture porn but doesn’t deliver a shred of this! 545 more words

Movie Reviews

What is it about ART FILMS that makes them stand out among the rest? FIVE arthouse films which are a treat for your movie-buff self.

Okay,before I proceed any further, let me just give you an idea of what an ARTHOUSE FILM actually is. It is an independent film which is aimed at a niche audience rather than a mass market.It isn’t made for commercial profit and often embodies experimental,artistic and unconventional content.If you ask me,I would prefer ART FILMS to the MAINSTREAM ones.Usually the former ones go unnoticed as they aren’t promoted much and hence end up with undeserved recognition.But,there is something about these movies that draws me to watch them.Maybe its the setting or the emotions or the cinematography involved.I will never know!But what I know is that it is easier for me to identify with the art film characters than the mainstream ones.They always happen to strike a chord in my heart and leave me mesmerized and astonished.That being said,I feel it is the simplicity of these characters that makes me watch arthouse films. 468 more words

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#OscarsSoColorful: How Women and Minorities Are Making Themselves Heard in the Film Industry

The annual Academy Awards, and the film industry itself, have been dominated by cisgendered white men for far too long. With recent mold-breaking and empowering movements such as Time’s Up, and hashtags such as #OscarsSoWhite, minorities of all kinds are speaking out, demanding justice, and proving their talents. 500 more words


FDCP Cine Lokal presents: Sinag Maynila 2018

Sinag Maynila is baaaaack!!! Considered as one of my favorite independent film festivals, new partnerships have formed this year.

In line with its program to support and empower local film festivals, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is partnering with Solar Entertainment Corporation to host Sinag Maynila 2018 films in its SM Cine Lokal theaters starting March 9, 2018 and hold the FDCP Film Talks @ Sinag Maynila. 305 more words


Call Me By Your Name

Beautiful film directed by  Luca Guadagnino and Brilliantly acted by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. I was not aware that it is based on a book but will look up the book now and read it.  205 more words


Movie Review: Opening Night

What would happen if Anthony Rapp‘s character from Rent grew up, sold out, and started teaching a high school drama class? Well, Opening Night… 381 more words