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Review: Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018, dir. Jerrold Tarog)

Goyo: Ang Batang HeneralEssential Viewing 

In “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral”, the second film in Jerold Tarog’s planned trilogy of historical biopics, image is the thriving currency. It begins, aptly, with its titular general borrowing Napoleon’s stance as he poses for a photograph. The scene, th...
Review: The First Purge (2018, dir. Gerard McMurray)

The First Purge

The Purge movies exist at the vertex of art and commerce of pulp culture. Straddled on the ingenuity of their conceit and the jolt of their gleeful violence, they’re always quite uniquely thrilling. And just the same as any pulp entertainment, they’r...