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Some make decisions over the course of the film that seem rash or out of the blue, thanks to the lack of character development. But the laughs come at a very high price, and often at the expense of a community it is supposed to support. The forest and these roads seem almost like an additional character, keeping its eyes on our hapless characters like a predator. But in the latest film by writer-director Antoinette Jadaone, the story simply relies on words, time and two people. Global arms control architecture ‘collapsing’ — U. The road to nowhere. A young girl strips naked before jumping to her death, a man wears the head of a pig before being found dead inside a classroom, and two men burn themselves to death as they run across hills of stone and gravel.

The Babysitters is a safe and polished film. Unfortunately, The Babysitters feels disappointingly trite. A trip worth taking. Trump says he sees ‘signing summit’ with China on trade U. The interrogation scenes are executed over lengthy, unobstructed takes, successfully mimicking the immersion of live theater. Characters are transformed into caricatures, fighting and fornicating to fulfill a greater narrative agenda rather than adhere to good old common sense. And in an effort to break free from convention, Violator reskins itself with razors and teeth while keeping most of its bones intact.

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Thursday, November 13, Cinema One Originals: But in the case of Bitukang Manok, this kind of narrative sadism is taken to a completely different level. From the mountaintops of Bontoc to the girly bars of Negros, audiences are treated to 10 unique films in this year’s competition. That Thing Called Tadhana Review: Far out in space. And here’s where my biggest problem with the film is: The film meanders in parts, and admittedly lapses in some.

Zuasola makes a clear distinction between fantasy and reality, employing big name stars like Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino to contrast against Sitoy and Daclan.

And without a strong enough foundation to understand the characters motives, dilemmas and concerns, Bitukang Manok loses itself in its own winding road. Alice Mimi Juareza is a transgender woman who decides to end it all when she discovers her boyfriend with another girl.

Storytellers are often thought of as sadistic, unforgiving gods, putting their characters in undesirable, horrible, and sometimes even fatal circumstances. Characters are transformed into caricatures, fighting and fornicating to fulfill a greater narrative agenda rather than adhere to good old common sense.

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Towards the end of That Thing Called Tadhana, Mace stands atop one of the mountain views in Bontoc and yells out to the sky. Esprit De Corps is an intimate exploration of desire, aspiration and self-worth. But when they take a trip with their friends Mona Mara Lopez and Ryan Ketchup Eusebiothey find something else entirely.

Its ambition may be worth commending, but it is sadly, about as difficult to appreciate as it is to follow. But her suicidal plans are postponed when she meets a Korean musician named Joon Jisoo Kim who has the exact same intentions. The film opens with a series of vignettes. While not necessarily groundbreaking, the premise is at least a departure from run-of-the-mill dramas on commercial release.

Based on the play by Kanakan-Balintagos himself, Balintagos makes skilled use of the cinematic medium. The director does a good job in creating this atmosphere, quite different from that of Violator. Independent filmmaking has become its own arms race in recent years.

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A young girl strips naked before jumping to her death, a man wears the head of a pig before being found dead inside a classroom, and two men burn themselves to death as they run across hills of stone and gravel. It may be cut from the bitykang fabric as mainstream films, but its fashioned in a way that leaves only the essentials. Rumor has it that Red Jericho Rosalesa charming local fixer, has blood on his hands. However, Red is easily one of the best-looking films to come out this year.

It takes a scalpel instead of a sledgehammer to its characters, and pushes hard to make more out of less. And though this may be his first feature length film, it is almost certainly not his last.

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Hindi Sila Tatanda Review: Instead, Hindi Sila Tatanda seems too preoccupied with its drug-addled visuals and short-sighted characters to maximize its admittedly intruiging premise. The interrogation scenes are executed over lengthy, unobstructed takes, successfully mimicking the immersion of live theater. There is no elaborate romantic setup, and no arbitrary goal.

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To the disdain of local intellectuals, melodramas have kne been embedded in the DNA of Filipino entertainment.

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An unknonw error has occurred. Darkness and clever lighting helps obscure some elements of the scene – making the overall effect far more terrifying. But when Lorna connects with her old high-school flame, Rocky Lav Diazthe film opens up in ways that are both hilarious and insightful. There is a clear, unspoken distinction between television and cinematic storytelling, and one that even a mainstream machine like Star Cinema is smart enough to recognize.

Seoul Mates is a film so focused on easy punchlines and mass market entertainment, it misses the clear opportunity to tackle something far more substantial. As the hours turn to days, the experience begins to take its psychological toll on everyone involved.

Each vignette stands well own its own, but they all set the tone for armageddon, an appetizer for the apocalypse. More popularly known as acclaimed filmmaker Auraeus Solito, Balintagos looks inward instead of outward.

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And quite like the titular road, Bitukang Manok takes us round and round and down through a rabbit hole through the blackest of human emotions. Like any love story, there are moments to love, hate, despise and admire. Welcome to Rappler, please select your default country: The road to nowhere.

While the nuances of each style are beyond the scope of this review, there are very clear reasons why television stories are told one way, while movies are told in another. Kne paper, The Babysitters boasts a concept that fits perfectly into a local independent film festival.

Writer-director Malay Javier uses science fiction as an intruiging backdrop for what could have been an illuminating exploration of youth. Trump says he sees ‘signing summit’ with China on trade U. As local filmmakers push to break new ground, independent films maanok become more daring in both subject and scale. Global arms control architecture ‘collapsing’ — U.

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