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December 2016

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 REVIEW: Kabisera

Maganda naman may gustong sabihin yung movie tungkol sa societal ills sa macro and how it affects the pinoy family sa micro level. Pero hindi natahi nang seamless at ang lumabas ay hodgepodge of issues na na graze lang ang surface at acting moments that may or may not been deserved.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 REVIEW: Vince&Kath&James

Kasabay ko at pumuno ng sinehan ay ang target market ng pelikulang kabataan na ayaw bigyan ng Star Cinema ng 30% discount sa ticket. Narinig niyo yon?!!! The youth! Kebs sila. Basta barkabarkada silang nanood, isang halera per barkada. Sabay-sabay pang kinikilig ang mga pohtah sa bawat pachenes na eksena. Anlakas maka-tanders.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 REVIEW: Oro

Humarap si Irma sa camera na puno ng emosyon pero walang luha, parang gumamit ng Johnson's Baby Shampoo, no more tears! Lumitanya siya nang mahaba, ramdam mo sa bawat kataga yung kontroladong galit niya na biblical in proportion. Righteaous anger meyn, righteous anger! Parang Jesus na nangwarla at the temple lang. Oro may have lost La Aunor due some differences pero it gained something else with Adlawan. If Ate Guy have stayed sa movie and did what the script asked, it would have been another Aunor moment, nothing more. But with Irma, Oro became an ensemble piece, walang bida, tulong-tulong lahat to present a believable slice of life...however bitter it may be.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 REVIEW: Saving Sally

Minsan yung mensahe wala dun sa kwento ng pelikula kundi nandun sa ingat at alaga na ibinigay sa paggawa nung pelikula. Wa etchos, habang pinanonood ko siya iniimagine ko a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing Marty. Rhian will still be Sally though, saka si Kuya Bodjie IS Kuya Bodjie. Cate Blanchett could sub for Shamaine. And Antonio Banderas will be Zorro. Ganun ang casting. Basta.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 REVIEW: Sunday Beauty Queen

in three minutes care na ako sa subject nila, 5 minutes kinukorot na dibdib ko, 10 minutes emotional roller coaster na ako na hindi ko mawari na di ko alam kung mangingiti ako na na maaawa na magagalit na manliliit. Pohtangina Baby Ruth Villarama, all the feels teh, all the feels. Di ko keri. Mabuti na lang malambot yung seats sa Uptown Mall in fairness dahil parang lugaw ako pagkatapos. Tinunaw ako ng SBQ emotionally.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 REVIEW: Ang Babae Sa Sepctic Tank 2: Forever Is Not Enough

The comedy is more mainstream, the humor less angry frat-boy. May climactic scene dito between Uge and Kean na whoa!!! May eksenang sa words at sitner walang nakakatawa pero this is Uge and she seems to be able to elicit laughter through the sheer force of her will.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Your Name

Typical love story lang naman ang Your Name. Girl does not really meets Boy. Boy meets Girl's breast. Boy falls in love pero hindi pwedeng maging sila dahil Girl is kinda-sorta dead nang slight. Ganun. Typical.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Rogue One

What I like about Rogue One is that it told the story of other people and other planets in the Star Wars universe. Aminin na natin Star Wars Episodes 3-6, Episodes 1-3, at Episode 7 ay isang mahabang soap opera ng pamilya Skywalker with outerspace barilan in place of umaatikabong sampalan at sumabog na planeta instead na kotse.

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan (2015)

Rogue One Sa Likod ng Buwan. Cheret.   I first saw #aninosalikodngbuwan on my own around July during its cinema run, yet for some reason I didn't get around to doing a review.  G wanted to see it but was... Continue Reading →

THE KNEE JERK CRITIC MMFF2016 TRAILER REVIEW: Vince & Kath & James

Eto yung entry na hindi ko lagi maalala kung ano yung title : Kember & Kenchu & Kemelatique, basta may gamit na ampersand ganun. Sorry naman.   Ayun! #vince&kath&james ! Nag-google pa ako ulit. Ito yung parang backup entry ng... Continue Reading →

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF2016 TRAILER REVIEW: Oro

Sa current political at #MMFF2016 climate, may laban sa pagka-best picture ang #oro. Sa pagka-number 1 box office hit, uhm not so much.... ¬†though it deserves to be at least at the top 4, sana.   Compared sa mga nakaraang... Continue Reading →

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Sakaling Hindi Makarating

Umpisa pa lang gusto ko nang magustuhan ang #sakalinghindimakarating . Una, i love me some Alessandra de Rossi, indie goddess. Ikalaawa i just loved the title. Sakaling Hindi Makarating. The phrase is just filled with wistfulness and longing. Hungganda! Leveling... Continue Reading →

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