Black Mass is triumphant in presenting yet another Johnny Depp persona–this time sans the misfires that could just continue to stereotype him for being unaware of what is beyond the fluorishes and costumes and funny […]
CRIMSON PEAK (2015, US) Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver Directed by Guillermo del Toro Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a watchable gothic fantasy […]
THE PRENUP by Jun Robles Lana Starring Jennylyn Mercado and Sam Milby Reviewed at the red carpet premiere at SM Megamall The PreNup follows an expected love story that blossoms when Jennylyn Mercado’s Wendy and Sam […]
Without a doubt, Felix Manalo is a gigantic movie. It boasts of a grand production design that merits commendation–from its nostalgic color and look to its glamorous costumes to affecting musical scoring to set decorations to […]
THE WALK by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine
Reviewed at the advance screening at the IMAX Theater of SM Megamall
In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit strung a tightrope rigged between the twin towers of what used to be the tallest skyscraper, the World Trade Center, for a morning stroll. The Walk takes a close look at this high-wire artist who left the world in awe for his unauthorized death-defying stunt.
The part where an awkward guy meets a lovely girl diagnosed with cancer. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl could be a love story but this is rather a story of mismatched friendship. The premise could simply sound familiar until one finally sees the beauty, wit and charm in watching through and through. Apologies to the followers of the likes of The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Now is Good (2012), but this particular one is more than the usual dose of a tear-jerker. Instead of making its audiences cry, it intends to let them care for and see through its characters.
In Everest, it is all throughout about the concept of “man versus nature”. The competition is not between people; the last word always belongs to the mountain. And so as the story unfolds and we take a good look at the tragic reality of the May 1996 expedition in which eight climbers died, the experience is dizzyingly hard to bear but it is as entertaining as how it should be for its intrepid stunts and special effects.