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Category: Review

MOVIE REVIEW: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

“The Conjuring 2” Review Written and Directed by James Wan Three years after the first film’s inception, The Conjuring 2 arrives with a fresh new face. A Marilyn Manson, demon general kind of face. And if you think the first one was scary… Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprises their roles as professional demonologists Ed and Lorraine ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Finding Dory (2016)

“Finding Dory” Review Written and Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane One of the most anticipated sequels of the 2016, Finding Dory takes us back to the lives of beloved characters Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Nemo (Hayden Rolence), a year after they crossed the ocean to rescue Nemo from a horrid and mundane ...

MOVIE REVIEW: A Hologram for the King (2016)

“A Hologram for the King” Review Written and Directed by Tom Tykwer Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers. Uniting Hanks and Tykwer once again four years after Cloud Atlas, A Hologram for the King comes forth as another attempt at interpreting into film a book brimming with existentialism. The film lack depth and gravitas, but Hanks’ acting and ...

FESTIVAL REPORT: Likha Adarna (2nd Sem, A.Y. 2015-2016), Day 1

The first day of Likha Adarna (2nd Semester, A.Y. 2015-2016) showcased a total of 18 of the 28 thesis films of the UP Film Institute undergraduate students at Cine Adarna, UPFI, University of the Philippines Diliman. SUNDO Bittersweet in its tone, it has a worthy tinge of nostalgia on the surface. Interesting to note that it ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Mother’s Day (2016)

“Mother’s Day” Review Directed by Gary Marshall Written by Tom Hines, Lily Hollander, Anya Kochoff, and Matthew Walker From the creators of Pretty Woman and Valentine’s Day comes another movie about another bloody holiday, since their writers must be having trouble with creativity these days, and holidays seem to be an easy enough material to ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Just a couple of months after the release of the lackluster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes the emergence of yet another superhero movie that puts into test the essence of such genre as a character piece. We’ve seen the worst in Batman v Superman after expecting too much from DC Comics’ attempt to at least ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Unlucky Plaza (2016)

“Unlucky Plaza” Review Written and Directed by Ken Kwek In Unlucky Plaza, debt-ridden restaurateur Onassis Hernandez (Jeffrey Quizon) struggles with his finances after a salmonella scandal caused by a disgruntled cook ruined his once prominent Filipino restaurant’s reputation. With eviction from his apartment as an added burden, and with no assistance from his estranged wife, ...

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