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All posts by Miggy Ramos

‘Stranded’ review: Silver lining in hopeless situations

Ice Idanan’s ‘Stranded’ shows how a chance encounter can change your life perspective. In Stranded, a go-getter delivery boy Spencer (Arjo Atayde) and a workaholic pretty girl Julia (Jessy Mendiola) find themselves stranded inside an office building due to a heavy typhoon. With no one else to keep them company but themselves, the two soon ...

‘Maria’ review: Cristine Reyes astounds in a well-executed badass film

Pedring Lopez’ ‘Maria’ almost gives Hollywood action flicks a run for their money. When a former BlackRose cartel assassin, Lily (Cristine Reyes), deliberately betrays her team by refusing to complete a certain mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and proceeds to create a new life of her ...

‘Five Feet Apart’ review: Heartwarming teenage romance

A fun-filled, tearjerker love story of sick teens who aren’t allowed to touch comes with an unexpected twist on letting go in Five Feet Apart. Based on a book by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, and Tobias Iaconis, Five Feet Apart is about two teens inflicted with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that mostly affects ...

‘Homestay’ review: Supernatural drama of second chances

Thai fantasy thriller ‘Homestay’ is a wonderful adaptation made amusing by Parkpoom Wongpoom’s artistic vision. Homestay is a Thai adaptation of Japanese fantasy novel Colourful by Eto Mori which was written in 1999 and translated into Thai in 2003 as “Mua Sawan Hai Rangwan Phom.”. From the trailer, it looks like the typical cross of ...

‘Ulan’ review: Nadine Lustre’s best performance yet

In a world filled with hopeless romantics, Irene Villamor’s Ulan encapsulates the meaning of ‘finding yourself before finding love.’ Ulan tells the story of Maya (Nadine Lustre) who grew up believing her Lola’s myths of finding true love against all odds, so much that it came to an extent that she shaped her life and ...

‘Captain Marvel’ review [1 of 2]: Marvelous embodiment of 90’s heroine

‘Captain Marvel’ brightens up the future of MCU with its refreshing take on the superhero origin story. The first ever female-led MCU film follows the unconventional and retrospective journey of a Kree-human hybrid Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the mightiest heroes in the galaxy. In her past human life, Carol is ...

‘Escape Room’ review: Puzzling, formidable survival flick

Adam Robitel’s Escape Room is an extremely fun psychological thriller that redesigns the modern escape game. Kicking off with a bloody bang, Escape Room opens with a tense and well-executed death trap sequence gone wrong. From there, we meet a struggling stockboy Ben (Logan Miller), physics student Zoey (Taylor Russell), and young trader Jason (Jay Ellis), each of whom receives a ...

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