Ang Panday Movie Review

A classic Filipino character is given a modern face-lift. The second reboot of the film franchise, Ang Panday is the directorial debut of actor Coco Martin, who uses his real name in the directorial credits. Just like the 2016 TV series of the same name, the main narrative of the movie is in a modern setting, … Continue reading Ang Panday Movie Review

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Ang Larawan Film Review

A truly Filipino film... Directed by Loy Arcenas, Ang Larawan is an official entry of 2017's Metro Manila Film Festival. It is also a feature film adaptation of the musical of the same name, which is also an adaptation of Nick Joaquin's play, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. Starring Joanna Ampil and Rachel Alejandro, the film … Continue reading Ang Larawan Film Review

Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

29 years since the last Hercule Poirot movie, director Kenneth Branagh delivers a seemingly complex whodunit story... With an ensemble cast, director Kenneth Branagh brings us Murder on the Orient Express, a live-adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. This is also the fourth adaptation of the said novel. On a journey to London for … Continue reading Murder on the Orient Express Movie Review

Justice League Film Review

The DC Extended Universe gives its answer to The Avengers... Director Zack Snyder returns to the DCEU with 2017's Justice League. Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller, the film gathers DC's biggest guns to confront the military leader of Apokalips, Steppenwolf. After the death of Superman, Bruce Wayne (Affleck) and … Continue reading Justice League Film Review

The Ghost Bride Movie Review

Another Filipino horror movie about a particular Chinese tradition? Okay... After the Feng Shui franchise, director Chito S. Roño brings us back to the world of Chinese-inspired horror in the form of The Ghost Bride, with Kim Chiu as the title character. Financial difficulties push Mayen (Chiu) to the breaking point. When all means of income seem … Continue reading The Ghost Bride Movie Review

The Foreigner Film Review

No! Just no! You have no right to break Jackie Chan's heart! Directed by Martin Campbell (GoldenEye and Green Lantern), The Foreigner the live adaptation of Stephen Leather's novel, The Chinaman. Phew, kinda happy they changed the title... After a terrorist bombing killed his daughter (Katie Leung), restaurant owner Ngoc Minh Quan (Jackie Chan) asks British government official … Continue reading The Foreigner Film Review