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8 films to see on the week of September 29-October 6, 2017

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
The political thriller and biopic is based on the true story of Mark Felt, popularly known as the Watergate whistle-blower Deep Throat. The film narrates how he leaked confidential information from the FBI to journalists that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation. Directed by Peter Landesman, it stars Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, Kate Walsh, and Tony Goldwyn. Collider’s Adam Chitwood commends, “Landesman’s handle on this film is mostly solid, and there are swell performances all around — this is one of those historical dramas where every supporting character is someone you ‘know.’”

MTRCB Rating: PG

Last Night
Mark (Piolo Pascual) and Carmina (Toni Gonzaga) meet for the first time after saving a man who attempts to take his own life at the railway tracks. After discovering that they were staying the night at the same hotel, they agree to meet again one last time. Directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. In an interview with ABS-CBN’s Push, actress Bela Padilla, the film’s scriptwriter, described it as a “dark romantic comedy.”

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Girls Trip
Four college friends reunite for a weekend in New Orleans’ Essence Festival. They catch up on life and work, and rediscover each other’s wild sides. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, it stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish. Helen O’ Hara of empireonline.com remarks, “Their bond rings true, and even their disagreements come from a place of love. You may find yourself wishing for a place in the Flossy Posse, or reflecting on your own version, by the end.”

MTRCB Rating: R-18

You With Me
Devon Seron plays Kim — from a wealthy and overprotective family — who works from home as an online English tutor to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean students. She travels to Seoul to start a new life and meets Jayson (Kim Hyun Woo), a businessman who is learning English. Gitana Film Productions presents a romantic comedy in collaboration with two Korean heartthrobs. Directed by Rommel Ricafort, it stars, Kim Hyun Woo, and Jin Ju-hyung.

MTRCB Rating: PG

Flatliners
The remake of Joel Schumacher’s 1990s sci-fi film follows five medical students who conduct a dangerous experiment by stopping their hearts for a few seconds, and then coming back to life. They are confronted with their past and experience paranormal consequences as the experiments become threatening. Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, it stars Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Ellen Page, James Norton, Beau Mirchoff, Kiersey Clemons, and Kiefer Sutherland.

MTRCB Rating: R-13

Decadence
After Oskar, a 32-year-old rich entrepreneur, almost runs over Anabel with his car, mutual attraction ensues. Anabel begins to fall for Oskar and submit to his sexual games. The fun diminishes when Oskar’s self-destructive nature leads into something treacherous. Directed by Joaquin Rodriguez, it stars Natalie Umaña and Alejandro Estrada.

MTRCB Rating: R-18

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