‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ review: Deconstruction of a glorified hero

Jerrold Tarog’s ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral‘ works better as an ensemble piece than a character study. Still, its a marvelous technical achievement. The 2015 sleeper hit Heneral Luna stupefied us with an image of a burning Philippine flag and General Antonio Luna’s impassioned voice, “Bayan o sarili? Pumili ka!” It’s a rhetoric posed to the modernContinue reading “‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ review: Deconstruction of a glorified hero”

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,Continue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Unlucky Plaza (2016)”

Epy Quizon plays Singapore hostage taker in ‘Unlucky Plaza’

“Convincing characters, genuine scenarios and a fun amount of chaos…you can chalk up Unlucky Plaza as an indisputable win,” described Esquire Magazine of this Singaporean crime drama that had its sold-out worldwide premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.  It was subsequently picked as Opening Film for the Singapore International Film Festival, where critics confirmedContinue reading “Epy Quizon plays Singapore hostage taker in ‘Unlucky Plaza’”