Oscars 2020: Jojo Rabbit, or the little Nazi that couldn’t

I've been fairly disappointed with many of the Academy Awards' nominations this year, but there have been some glimmers of hope. This film is one of them. Kaya eto, napabalikwas ang lola mo at biglang napa-blog ulit dahil sa kanya. Balak ko namang itodo talaga ulit ang film reviewing life ko lately. Hassle lang si … Continue reading Oscars 2020: Jojo Rabbit, or the little Nazi that couldn’t

Spinderella cut it up one time!

Or in short, here's my take on this year's remake of a tale as old as time, but the messaging is as problematic as ever. Yes, I know it's as predictable as hell but it still needs to be scrutinized, especially these days when media bombards women and girls with questionable embedded values. CINDERELLA (2015) … Continue reading Spinderella cut it up one time!

Have a gay day the “indie film” way yey!

September was a happy time for new film releases that are not made under the auspices of film production companies that either mangle brilliant scripts by letting them "be critiqued" by their lupon of creative consultants or don't touch inanely written "template films" (read: nagawa mo na 'yan last year direk and the year before … Continue reading Have a gay day the “indie film” way yey!

SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE] originally posted at leaflens.blogspot.com ----------- SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS s. from the novel by ann brasshares since there's a dvd of this lying around somewhere here, i decided to watch it when i saw that the young adult literature (YAL) novel na pinagbasehan nito ay kasama sa "teens read … Continue reading SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS

GULONG

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE] originally posted at leaflens.blogspot.com ------------- GULONG D. sockie fernandez Pitch: a summer in the lives of two grade 5 boys somewhere in the philippines, sometime in the philippines... Catch: gary v = god mode and so it shall be. kapag na-cast si gary v sa isang film, hindi na nalalayo … Continue reading GULONG

PISAY

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE] originally posted at leaflens.blogspot.com. ------------ o siya, here we go with the cine chichiryahan. open up your snacks. paano ba? ah, in order of appearance na lang sa cine adarna showings... PISAY d. auraeus solito pitch: a four-year sweep of high school life in the famed phil. science high school … Continue reading PISAY

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE] originally posted at leaflens.blogspot.com -------- HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX or subtitled "hindi happy si harry huhuhuhuhu..." yeah, this film didn't fly. as in. no nimbus 2000 broomsticks will help the film. no matter how much you shout "wingardium leviosa" wala pa ring lulutang diyan. hay. super. … Continue reading HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

PAN’S LABYRINTH

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE] NOTE: STARTING A SERIES OF CROSS-POLLINATING CONTENT, TO KEEP THINGS IN ONE SIMPLE SITE (from leaflens june2007) ----------- galing talaga ng mga mexicans mag-ilaw. di ko alam kung bakit may ganoong sensitivity. CSI Miami could actually use their services because to tell you the truth, i'm tired of their heavy-coated … Continue reading PAN’S LABYRINTH

ANG DAAN PATUNGONG KALIMUGTONG

[FROM MY OLD MULTIPLY SITE] NOTE: STARTING A SERIES OF CROSS-POLLINATING CONTENT, TO KEEP THINGS IN ONE SIMPLE SITE (from leaflens june2007) ----------- okay, is it me or is this film just utterly slow and just sooooo... slow! it's not me. it is slow. wala namang kaso kung mabagal ang flow and development ng isang … Continue reading ANG DAAN PATUNGONG KALIMUGTONG