ADORATION Movie: Stagnant [But Beautiful] Setting, Engaging Emotional Journey

The 2013 film ADORATION [also known as ADORE in US, Canada and UK; and internationally as TWO MOTHERS and PERFECT MOTHERS] is about two long time best friends [Naomi Watts and Robin Wright] who fall in love with the other's son. It's the ultimate MILF movie you might think. But if you are just looking …

Transgression of Values in Victor Villanueva’s PATAY NA SI HESUS

SPOILER ALERT! Victor Villanueva’s PATAY NA SI HESUS in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is the only entry I had only watched and probably the only that I would watch among the film festival’s most recent batch. It has a very simple story—it is simply a story of an almost typical Visayan family—yet very …

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME Doesn’t Have A Clear Direction Or Story But It Doesn’t Matter — The Journey Counts More!

Structurally speaking, the film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME doesn't have a clear direction or story. Just like the movie SUPERBAD. It's a countdown of days leading to their college life as baseball players and students -- with parties, sex, booze, mishaps and of course some love angles. Structurally speaking, it doesn't have any clear direction or …