Geeking Out On Saving Sally

  I first ran across “Saving Sally” on Facebook with an appeal from its creator, Avid Liongoren, appealing for funds to finish the film’s post-production. A short trailer with unfinished special effects and at times, black and white animatics, gave funders a preview of the movie. Even then, it was obvious that it was going […]

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Go run and watch “Thelma”

I unabashedly admit that I watched Thelma because it’s a movie about running. I was  feeling pretty down when I saw this but came out of the theater having a little more hope for local cinema. Thelma is loosely based on the story of Elma Muros. The first act is set around Thelma’s life in […]

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Nothing’s nothing! (or what I enjoyed about “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank”)

“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” is an award winning indie-mockumentary following the production of an indie documentary “Walang Wala” [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqDG_P96Rb0&w=420&h=345] Let me get this out of the way: It’s one of the best Filipino movies I’ve ever seen. One of the Filipino movies I really enjoyed was “Juan Tamad” with Eric Quizon and Leo […]

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Reliving SENIOR YEAR

I didn’t know what to expect from Senior Year. I’m not really a fan of mushy local movies. The movie projectionist made a gaff by showing the UI of the digital projector. It looked a lot like one of those home DIV/X players. After several minutes of fiddling (with snarky comments about downloading the movie […]

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A Love Letter To Philippine Geeks

Let’s get this out of the way. The last time I really raved about a local movie the Juan Tamad/Mongolian Barbecue movie a long time ago. It was an under-appreciated satire on Philippine politics.  That was waaaayyyy back in college. Since then, nada. Some really minor blips, but that’s it. Been a long time since […]

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