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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.

Movie Review for Tomorrowland

A Big, Hopeful Heart Helps ‘Tomorrowland’ Overcome An Awkwardly Built Narrative

Friday May 22, 2015
A Big, Hopeful Heart Helps ‘Tomorrowland’ Overcome An Awkwardly Built Narrative

It asks audience to move to another dimension, to accept the possibility of simply fixing things by rejecting the inevitability of our own destruction.

Movie Review for Infini

‘Infini’ Has Plenty of Ideas, But No Plot

Thursday May 21, 2015
‘Infini’ Has Plenty of Ideas, But No Plot

It takes a while for the film to get to providing some detail to that scene, and even then, it still feels like something that was done for effect rather than for narrative purposes.

Movie Review for Binhi

‘Binhi’ Doesn’t Know How to be Scary

Thursday May 21, 2015
‘Binhi’ Doesn’t Know How to be Scary

There is a better film that could have been made from what’s already in here, but what we get is a pretty tame and tedious horror movie.

Movie Review for The Age Of Adaline

‘The Age of Adaline’ Finds Its Charm in Being Corny

Thursday May 21, 2015
‘The Age of Adaline’ Finds Its Charm in Being Corny

Rather than simply wave it away as some sort of unexplainable occurrence, or play it off as a postmodern joke, the film goes into detail into the process with which its heroine becomes functionally immortal.

Movie Review for Mourning Grave

The Horror is the Worst Part of ‘Mourning Grave’

Thursday May 21, 2015
The Horror is the Worst Part of ‘Mourning Grave’

The film is pretty charming in its sweeter moments, but in the end it is defined by its poor attempts at emulating Asian horror elements.

Movie Review for Spy

‘Spy’ Deftly Combines Credible Action with Comedy

Thursday May 21, 2015
‘Spy’ Deftly Combines Credible Action with Comedy

It seems worth noting that Spy, a comedy, is actually more cavalier with its violence than something like The Expendables.

Movie Review for Edna

Though Uneven, Bold Choices Make ‘Edna’ Worth a Look

Wednesday May 20, 2015
Though Uneven, Bold Choices Make ‘Edna’ Worth a Look

It looks into the horrors that OFWs may face at home, when they return to a family that only feels their influence through the money and gifts they send on a regular basis.

Movie Review for Para Sa Hopeless Romantic

‘Para sa Hopeless Romantic’ is Mainly Hopeless

Thursday May 14, 2015
‘Para sa Hopeless Romantic’ is Mainly Hopeless

And while the platform remains an interesting curiosity, the films that have been produced from them are becoming increasingly unbearable.

Movie Review for Lost River

‘Lost River’ is a Curious Misfire

Thursday May 14, 2015
‘Lost River’ is a Curious Misfire

This seems to have little to do with the actual quality of the film, however, which is uneven but hardly worthy of the jeering.

Movie Review for Maggie

‘Maggie’ Takes the Zombie for Granted

Thursday May 14, 2015
‘Maggie’ Takes the Zombie for Granted

There's a lot to explore in here, the setting inherently seeded with the potential for some truly horrible, difficult choices.

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