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 …

Still, With A Guy Ritchie Signature of Eye Candy Shots And Pace But ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Feels Empty

There's still the Guy Ritchie signature eye candy shots and pace but the movie KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD feels empty. Because while the directing, edit, music and cinematography are admirable, its story has nothing exciting to share. The usually terrific Jude Law is not even a factor here. The protagonist Charlie Hunnam is …