Reviews

Review: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (2018, dir. Ron Howard)
3

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Editor's Note: There are major spoilers on this review. If you haven't watched "Solo: A Star Wars Story", you might want to skip reading. If the rebel insurg...
Review: "Deadpool 2" (2018, dir. David Leitch)
3

Deadpool 2

Katana-wielding wisecracks have existential woes too. At least that’s the two-year-old chicken soup that the new superhero film, “Deadpool 2”, insists you unspo...
mata tapang review
3

Mata Tapang

There’s more to Rod Marmol’s “Mata Tapang” than meets the eye (there are a lot of eye puns in this review, be forewarned). While it seems like a war film on the...
CineFilipino Review: "The Eternity Between Seconds" (2018, dir. Alec Figuracion)
3.5

The Eternity Between Seconds

Serendipity has its moments. Such enliven the better parts of Alec Figuracion’s “The Eternity Between Seconds”, a film that docks a mutable but very real sense ...
excuse me po cinefilipino movie review
2

Excuse Me Po

Ronald Espinosa’s CineFilipino 2018 entry, “Excuse Me Po”, feels like it wants to tackle many things at once. When it does, it becomes a hodge-podge of confusin...
CineFilipino Review: "Hitboy" (2018, dir. Bor Ocampo)
2

Hitboy

Alex (Adrian Cabido) is a fifteen-year-old boy who, out of desperation, had to take a job as a gun-for-hire. His father is confined in critical condition at the...
CineFilipino Review: "Mga Mister ni Rosario" (2018, dir. Alpha Habon)
3

Mga Mister ni Rosario

In 2008, narrative entities lifted themselves from the page to confront their creator. That confrontation happens in Ricky Lee’s debut novel, “Para Kay B”, a se...
Review: "Love, Simon" (2018, dir. Greg Berlanti)
3

Love, Simon

At the heart of George Berlanti’s “Love, Simon” is a precariously self-affirming message. “I’m just like you,” opens Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a handsome hig...