Tag: romcom

‘Friend Zone’ review: Unabashed crowd-pleasing romcom

It’s not hard to surrender to the charms of ‘Friend Zone’ despite it being pre-occupied on selling a commercially-calculated romcom. From Friends’ Joey Tribbiani to Game of Thrones’ Jorah Mormont, pop culture has taught us excellently the concept of getting #friendzoned, so much we can actually exhibit self-awareness whenever we find ourselves in that situation ...

‘Little Italy’ review: More like cheesecake than pizza

The clichéd poster of Donald Petrie’s ‘Little Italy’ is already an indication of the cheesy tropes that will be served throughout the film. There’s no secret recipe in Little Italy. It’s one of those whimsical romcoms trying to make a comeback in Hollywood using a classic formula. You can easily compare it to the far ...

‘Exes Baggage’ review: Art imitating life

The chemistry of Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino adds volume to an otherwise lightweight conflict in Dan Villegas’ ‘Exes Baggage.’ Antoinette Jadaone’s That Thing Called Tadhana (2014) is another romcom that reminded us of an Angelica Panganiban character carrying excess baggage from a past relationship. As the first local film to find a sweet spot ...