‘Captain Marvel’: A spoiler-free character guide

For casual moviegoers, we can’t blame you if you have little or no idea on what’s going on with Captain Marvel. After all, this first female-led Marvel film initially caught buzz during the post credits scene of Infinity War, where everyone just assumed that the said heroine is the solution to beating Thanos. Anyway, itContinue reading “‘Captain Marvel’: A spoiler-free character guide”

Sacrifice is the undercurrent theme in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoiler Review)

Marvel’s latest gargantuan, Avengers: Infinity War, has already earned a whopping $1 billion within its first 11 days of release (the fastest film ever to do so), surpassing the biggest opening weekend set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (for US release) and The Fate of the Furious (for worldwide). Most impressively, Infinity War hasContinue reading “Sacrifice is the undercurrent theme in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoiler Review)”

RECAP: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Hey MCU fans (or casual moviegoer who has never seen any Marvel film but wants to join the hype for Infinity War anyway)! We are only a few days away from the premiere of the biggest event in the history of cinema and my guess is that you don’t have enough time to re-watch allContinue reading “RECAP: Everything you need to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’”

Are horror movies never scary enough?

If you’re watching a horror movie just for you to be scared, you’re watching it with your eyes half closed. I’ve been reading a lot of blogs and other social media posts (mostly reviews) about how horror movies nowadays aren’t as terrifying as they used to be. Yes, these blogs are mostly by millennials, whoContinue reading “Are horror movies never scary enough?”

Survival odds of each hero appearing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The time of reckoning has come. Opening in Philippine cinemas this April 25 is Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of 10 years and 18 movies leads to this most gigantic and fatal crossover in the history of cinema. And what way to end this event of cosmic significance? With a big bang. Guardians of theContinue reading “Survival odds of each hero appearing in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’”

LIST: Top 40 best films of 2017

There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness. – Frank Capra Welcome to my annual year-ender list of cinema! I’ve been a fan of the cinema since 1998, and I’ve been an official cinephile since 2005. I’ve been doing this year after year because why not?  It’s fun, it’sContinue reading “LIST: Top 40 best films of 2017”

LIST: Top 15 best male film performances of 2017

Considering the socio-political climate of Hollywood over the last six months, male actors seem to be in boiling water, even more so when people start to confuse politics and social statements with art as a form. Needless to say, a handful of actors have proven their worth, giving female actors (who, in my opinion, dominatedContinue reading “LIST: Top 15 best male film performances of 2017”

LIST: Top 15 best female film performances of 2017

The end of the Oscars marks another cinematic year of film excellence. Perhaps, more than ever, we could all agree that 2017 was a dynamite year for women in the biz. I initially wanted to make a gender-neutral list, but there are just so many female performances, both leading and supporting combined, that need dueContinue reading “LIST: Top 15 best female film performances of 2017”

Oscar Prediction 2018: Who should win at the 90th Academy Awards?

My annual tradition. Since Oscar season will always be my Super Bowl, I take this prediction game quite seriously. No, it’s not necessarily evaluating what’s and who’s the best (but I’ll also be giving my personal favorites though) — it’s about knowing how Oscars work. I’ve been an avid follower and spectator of the Oscars sinceContinue reading “Oscar Prediction 2018: Who should win at the 90th Academy Awards?”

SPOTLIGHT: An inside look at actor-singer Mikoy Morales

For the past few years of trying out different forms of acting, every part is added to my perspective. It’s one big craft, and it adjusts to its medium. For me, acting should be expressed in all forms you can. — Mikoy Morales He might be one of those new faces we’re just starting toContinue reading “SPOTLIGHT: An inside look at actor-singer Mikoy Morales”