Tag: Top Review

  • ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’ review: Audacious and ridiculous

    Part-car-chase-action, part-buddy-comedy, and arguably part-superhero film, ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ serviceably assembles the requisites for a popcorn blockbuster. The plot of the Fast & Furious films truly came a long way from illegal street-racing and high speed heists. Its newest spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, ratchets up the stakes by involving a deadly virus that can wipe […]

  • ‘Family History’ review: Bitoy’s dramedy triumphs as GMA’s comeback film

    Laughs aside, Michael V’s ‘Family History’ is a heartwarming film filled with strong core values on family, life, and marriage. Michael V. (“Bitoy”) outdoes himself as he takes on the job of producing, writing, directing and starring in his own film. In Family History, Bitoy plays Alex Dela Cruz, a happily married family man who […]

  • ‘Midsommar’ review: Welcome to the sunny side of hell

    Helmed by Ari Aster’s fearless direction, ‘Midsommar’ effectively elevates the dread and horror – even if there’s no discernible purpose other than shock value. Note: This review contains mild spoilers, though you might have already deduced some of them in the trailer. An unspeakable tragedy occurs in the opening sequence of Midsommar that should warn […]

  • ‘Yesterday’ review: A world without The Beatles

    As a charming offbeat romcom that highlights the music of The Beatles, ‘Yesterday’ is easy to let into your heart. As a Beatles fan myself, I’m inclined to say that any film that features their music is automatically worthy of the admission price. The band rightfully deserves their pedestal in rock n’ roll history – […]

  • ‘My Letters to Happy’ review: Exquisitely handles a touchy subject

    ‘My Letters to Happy’ tells a relevant and heartwarming story of lovers trying to overcome their personal flaws outside the relationship. If you think that My Letters to Happy is just another local love story, brace yourself because it’s not. The romcom theme in it is actually just a facade to a much deeper subject […]

  • ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ review: Greater upgrade, greater responsibility

    ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ keeps the comic book lore fresh with its picturesque locations, strong performances and overall light-hearted fun. Note: The following review contains spoilers from Avengers: Endgame. I admire MCU’s Spider-Man films for managing to impart uncle Ben’s infamous words (“With great power, comes great responsibility”) without the need of explicitly mentioning it. […]

  • ‘Rocketman’ review: The glamorous and heartbreaking life of Elton John

    With its highly imaginative direction and Taron Egerton’s magnetic performance, ‘Rocketman’ finishes on a high note. It’s impossible not to think of Bohemian Rhapsody while watching Rocketman. Not to mention the fact that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher himself assumed directing duties after Bryan Singer’s untimely exit while shooting Bohemian Rhapsody, both musical biopics feature flamboyant, […]

  • ‘Toy Story 4’ review: Schooling adults on existentialism

    With its weighty themes on existential crisis and self-actualization, Toy Story 4 has strong and valid reasons to bring back our beloved characters for one more adventure. The announcement of Toy Story 4 is met with a lot of apprehension from fans and I totally get what they’re feeling. Toy Story trilogy wrapped up on […]