'Kite,' while stylish, isn't able to establish much of an identity as it strives to make the content of its source material palatable to a wider audience.
'Sigaw sa Hatinggabi' has moments in it that just can’t be explained, everyone involved in the production seemingly ignoring the most easily solved problems.
'The Firefighters' is a pretty baffling exercise that feels more and more like a complete vanity project as it goes on.
The movie is a mostly conflict-free, meandering its way to a really deflating conclusion.
There are a few good ideas in 'Hukluban,' but they don’t add up to much.
'T’yanak,' is just a perfect little movie. Gallaga and Reyes step up their technical game, delivering a series of really impressive sequences.
'Beauty in a Bottle' is pretty uneven in the end, but its subversive streak remains intriguing all throughout its runtime.
'As Above, So Below' keeps putting obstacles in front of itself, keeping it from taking advantage of the natural creepiness of its environment.
'Viy: Spirit of Evil' lost a lot of its identity on the way to the screen. At one point, this was probably a loving tribute to Gogol and the strangeness of his stories. But as the movie spent years working within the financial machine, it just started becoming something else.
'Kristy' has the makings of a tight little horror picture, but the script ultimately fails to just put it together.