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A boy’s best friend

By Noel Vera MOVIE REVIEW mother! Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Warning: overall narrative and plot twists discussed in explicit detail) CALL IT Rosemary’s Baby with a strong dose of...

Face-off

By Noel Vera Movie Review Respeto Directed by Alberto Monteras II RESPETO, a hip-hop movie which tackles the effects of the violence wrought by martial law which has...

Low rent gold

By Noel Vera Movie Review Logan Lucky Directed by Steven Soderbergh LATE IN Logan Lucky, a news announcer dubbed the racetrack robbers the “Ocean 7-11” and I can’t...

A soldier’s presence stirs desires, rivalries in haunting Beguiled

MOVIE REVIEW The Beguiled Written and directed by Sofia Coppola By Richard Roeper IT WOULD APPEAR as if the Union soldier Cpl. John McBurney has caught a lucky...

Swap heads

By Noel Vera Movie Review Ma’ Rosa By Brillante Mendoza BRILLANTE MENDOZA’s latest feature Ma’ Rosa executes the immersive handheld camera style of filmmaking as well as could...

Stilted dialogue, McConaughey’s corny villain crumble The Dark Tower

By Richard Roeper Movie Review The Dark Tower Directed by Nikolaj Arcel THE MAGIC MAN’S face is so buffed and shiny, it looks as if a Botox...

Flawed Inconvenient Sequel a valuable reminder of worsening crisis

By Richard Roeper Movie Review An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk AN AIR OF regret and lost opportunity permeates An Inconvenient...

Films on environment: No such thing as isolated case

By Juan EY Arcellana Movie Reviews Birdshot Directed by Mikhail Red Paglipay Directed by Zig Dulay TWO FILMS featured in the recent Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino dealt with environment issues...

47 Meters Down is all wet

By Heather Turk Front Row Features Movie Review 47 Meters Down Directed by Johannes Roberts IF YOU THOUGHT the trailers for the new underwater thriller 47 Meters Down made...

Handhell

MOVIE REVIEW Salvage Directed by Sherad Anthony Sanchez By Noel Vera Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s Salvage (2015) takes its title from the common Filipino slang word for summary execution,...