Movie Review: Alimuom (Spoilers!)

Right now, Philippine cinema is in the middle of a very exciting phase in its history, with more and more independent films becoming more mainstream, and with the country’s Film Development Council working hard to bring Filipino films abroad and letting exposing local filmmakers to others in the industry. So, of course, as a fan of both Philippine cinema and science fiction, when I heard … Continue reading Movie Review: Alimuom (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (Spoilers!)

Finally, after three long years, the wait is over and local moviegoers can now head to the cinemas and watch the the sequel to “Heneral Luna”– “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral”. True to the first film, this one continues to criticize the bad habits and ways of thinking that still plague the Philippines today. While “Luna” serves to wake us up from our slumber, “Goyo” deconstructs one of the nation’s youngest heroes, … Continue reading Movie Review: Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: Heneral Luna+Angelito (Spoilers!)

Finally after three years since “Heneral Luna” first graced the big screen in the Philippines, its sequel, “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (Goyo: The Young General)”, will finally be released. In order to get ready for it, I decided to revisit the first in director Jerrold Tarog’s planned historical epic trilogy, “Heneral Luna”, and watched the short film “Angelito”, which bridges the gap between the two movies. “Luna”, for me was a milestone in Philippine cinema, … Continue reading Movie Review: Heneral Luna+Angelito (Spoilers!)