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Philbert Ortiz Dy

Philbert Ortiz Dy
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Philbert Ortiz Dy has been reviewing movies since 2007. In 2009, he took part in the International Film Festival Rotterdam's Young Critics Program. His work has been published in a wide range of both local and international publications, and he is currently a writer-at-large at Esquire Philippines. He is the co-curator of the New Filipino Cinema program at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. He is a Gemini, not that he thinks it matters. He sees almost every movie that opens in local cinemas, because no one else will.

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Movie Review for Masterminds

‘Masterminds’ Squanders a Juicy, Real-life Farce

Friday September 30, 2016
‘Masterminds’ Squanders a Juicy, Real-life Farce

There’s just a limit to how much outward stupidity a character can exhibit without coming off as detestable.

Movie Review for I.T.

'I.T.' Resists a Connection to Relevance

Thursday September 29, 2016
'I.T.' Resists a Connection to Relevance

The film completely fails to make his crisis feel in any way relatable.

Movie Review for Broken Vows

'Broken Vows' Doesn't Belong in 2016

Thursday September 29, 2016
'Broken Vows' Doesn't Belong in 2016

The film already suffers from the handicap of telling a kind of story that long fell out of fashion.

Movie Review for League of Gods

‘League of Gods’ is Entertaining Nonsense

Thursday September 29, 2016
‘League of Gods’ is Entertaining Nonsense

It is a film with big epic kung fu fights, and also a scene where a CGI toddler fights off merpeople with his urine and his flatulence.

Movie Review for Snowden

‘Snowden’ Adds Hollywood Gloss to a Story that Doesn’t Need It

Thursday September 29, 2016
‘Snowden’ Adds Hollywood Gloss to a Story that Doesn’t Need It

The film oversells the intrigue and fails to capture the simple reality of Snowden's outsider appeal.

‘Flight A-390: Lost in the Pacific’ is Unintentionally Hilarious

Thursday September 29, 2016
‘Flight A-390: Lost in the Pacific’ is Unintentionally Hilarious

It spends too much time getting to its threat, and not enough time actually dealing with it.

Movie Review for My Rebound Girl

Unpleasant Characters Make ‘My Rebound Girl’ Draining

Thursday September 29, 2016
Unpleasant Characters Make ‘My Rebound Girl’ Draining

The characters seem to speak exclusively in metaphors, every line of dialogue, regardless of subject, eventually leading back to the romantic situation of the main characters.

Movie Review for Ang Babaeng Humayo

‘Ang Babaeng Humayo’ Feels Momentous

Wednesday September 28, 2016
‘Ang Babaeng Humayo’ Feels Momentous

In its still, beautifully composed black and white frames, the film often captures multiple facets of Filipino life, the stark interplay between light and shadow standing as potent visual metaphor in any given scene.

Movie Review for Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' is Smarter and More Ambitious than its Crudeness Suggests

Wednesday September 28, 2016
'Sausage Party' is Smarter and More Ambitious than its Crudeness Suggests

It offers the stance that belief is little more panacea, a means of obscuring horrible truths for the benefit of pacifying the masses.

A Clunky Plot Doesn’t Entirely Derail ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

Wednesday September 28, 2016
A Clunky Plot Doesn’t Entirely Derail ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

It really manages to bring to life the cool, strange world of the novels from which the film is based.

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