What if humans and the supernatural used to co-exist in Manila? That’s the initial premise of Trese, an animated series on Netflix based on a comics series written by Budjette Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo.
Netflix already announced that they are ending the series with Season 4 but hinted that they would come up with a spin-off set in the same Castlevania universe with an entirely new cast of characters without Warren Ellis, the show’s creator and writer.
This is my first time to watch a regional film from the Visayas, one of the featured films in the 4th Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Salvi: Ang Pagpadayon (Salvi: The Journey Continues) is a 2013 independent Hiligaynon film (with English subtitles) written and directed by T.M. Malones.
RPG Metanoia is the first full-length Filipino 3D animated film and one of the official entries in the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival written and directed by Luis C. Suarez
Is an LGBTQ film shown in 2000 still relevant after twenty years? This is what I’ve asked myself when I learned that Markova: Comfort Gay is one of the 170 films featured in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Filipino Film Festival) in its digitally restored and re-mastered form.
Now on its fourth year, as the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be running from 31 October to 13 December 2020 instead of its usual week-long run via its FDCP Channel online, showcasing more than 170 Filipino films consisting of 80 short films and 90 full length features, across different genres.
It can be compared to Project Runway, as this is a reality TV competition among fashion designers. But their differences are what made me like this series.
Having these three veteran actors plus an award-winning film director in one movie is already a treat. Never mind the 3 hours 48 minutes, the whole story deserved that length. At first, one may think that the Taxi Driver meets Goodfellas and then The Godfather. But this is based from a true story and Sheeran’s actions may have answered Hoffa’s long-unsolved disappearance.
The Boy Band Con is a US documentary film produced by *NSYNC’s Lance Bass. The film shows the career and legacy of Lou Pearlman, the man behind the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, etc. and the frauds he committed until his death in prison.
Casting JonBenet is a 2017 documentary film by Kitty Green about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case in 1996 and the actors’ thoughts about her death and its investigation.
It is far different from the game because this series fleshed out Carmen’s backstory.
The Keepers is a 2017 documentary by Ryan White about the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik in Baltimore sometime in November 1969.
Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol.
Ang Anak ni Brocka is a 2005 Cinema One Originals that explored the question, “what if the famous director had a son?”
Clannad is a fantasy-drama anime film based on the graphic novel of the same title.
Pee Mak became a vehicle for the director to lampoon about Thai myths and culture even mentioning familiar names in pop culture despite its 19th century era.
The genre is a romantic sci-fi drama with military tone. Set in the mid-90s, the film follows the story of Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa, both child prodigies; and Sayuri Sawatari.
That Thing Called Tadhana is a 2014 Filipino romantic comedy film starring Angelica Panganiban as Mace and JM de Guzman as Anthony. It is one of the most successful independent films of all time.
Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China who desires to make it big in Hong Kong so he could bring his fiance there. Maggie Cheung plays Li Quiao, an enterprising immigrant who takes advantage of helping people from mainland China.
And Then There Were None is a 2015 BBC One miniseries based on the original 1939 novel which was once featured on iFlix.
I stumbled upon this 2014 film on iFlix. Based on a 2006 novel by Frank Turner Hollon, the movie received the “Best of D.C.” award at the D.C. Independent Film Festival.
This is one of the reasons why I prefer watching foreign films than Hollywood. Less effects, just pure story of human character. The movie played on the who’s-smarter-than-who game. And the film played it so well at the end.
It’s 1947, Sherlock Holmes is 93 years old, long-time retired, and living in a rural farm with his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro, and her son, Roger.
The film is about Ray Moody’s business, Kidnap Solutions, LLC. It is an 8-hour abduction that provides alternative therapy for his clients. People call him to kidnap them mainly to traumatize them or scare them out of their addiction, weight gain, or whatever personal problem it might be.