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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,...

Children of the mist

MOVIE REVIEW Hamog Directed by Ralston Jover By Noel Vera Ralston Jover’s Hamog (Haze, 2015) starts appropriately enough with just that: a thick cloud hovering low over humid...

Painfully Unfunny Night

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Rough Night Directed by Lucia Aniello “ROUGH NIGHT” doesn’t begin to cover it. It’s also “Painfully Unfunny Night,” “Contrived Night,” “Unsurprising Plot Twist Night”...

Eye of the beholder

By Noel Vera Movie Review Kita Kita Directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo I’M GUESSING the secret to Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s success with Kita Kita -- the surprise hit...

Wheel fast

MOVIE REVIEW Baby Driver Directed by Edgar Wright By Noel Vera Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is like a little go-cart that whizzes by lickety-split; the action scenes...

Love is a mostly pondered thing

MOVIE REVIEW Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising Directed by Mike de Leon By Noel Vera (Warning: plot and narrative twists discussed in detail) Trust Mike de Leon not to pursue...

Brexit

By Noel Vera MOVIE REVIEW Dunkirk Directed by Christopher Nolan CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S latest takes on for the first time an actual historical event, massive in scale and complex...

Chimp thrills

By Noel Vera Movie Review War for the Planet of the Apes Directed by Matt Reeves (Warning! Narrative twists and overall plot discussed in detail.) FIRST THE GOOD stuff:...

In teen tale Everything, Everything, genuine emotions never get out

By Richard Roeper MOVIE REVIEW Everything, Everything Directed by Stella Meghie SOME 41 YEARS after John Travolta played The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and 25 years after...

A swashbuckling comedic spectacle

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (aka Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg WHEN...