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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 Jason Bourne

While Still Entertaining, ‘Jason Bourne’ Doesn’t Feel Necessary

Thursday July 28, 2016
While Still Entertaining, ‘Jason Bourne’ Doesn’t Feel Necessary

This film can't provide the rush of discovery that fueled the previous movies, but it is still an intense, energetic spy movie that ought to satisfy franchise fans.

Movie Review for Sadako Vs. Kayako

‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ Disappoints at Every Turn

Thursday July 28, 2016
‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ Disappoints at Every Turn

This film is quicker to apply violence, the film much more prone to sudden bursts of gruesomeness.

Movie Review for How To Be Yours

‘How to be Yours’ is a Top Notch Romantic Film

Thursday July 28, 2016
‘How to be Yours’ is a Top Notch Romantic Film

The film presents a very simple truth: relationships are hard, even when both partners are trying their best.

Movie Review for Ignacio de Loyola

Though Lavishly Produced, ‘Ignacio de Loyola’ Feels Stiff

Wednesday July 27, 2016
Though Lavishly Produced, ‘Ignacio de Loyola’ Feels Stiff

It feels altogether awkward, the movie ultimately unable to tell its story in a clear, coherent fashion.

Movie Review for Nerve

‘Nerve’ is Fun Until it Becomes a Thriller

Wednesday July 27, 2016
‘Nerve’ is Fun Until it Becomes a Thriller

The film is ultimately pretty silly, but it has just enough of a shade of relevance to make it something worth considering, even if the pieces don’t all fit.

Movie Review for Cell

In ‘Cell,’ a Lesser King Work is Made into an Even Lesser Movie

Thursday July 21, 2016
In ‘Cell,’ a Lesser King Work is Made into an Even Lesser Movie

It is just a vague journey from one point to another, with scattered sightings of mindless creatures harassing the protagonists.

Movie Review for Genius

‘Genius’ Would Not be Approved by its Subject

Thursday July 21, 2016
‘Genius’ Would Not be Approved by its Subject

It’s kind of appropriate given that the film takes place during the Great Depression, but the film doesn’t do enough work tackling that context to make that worth it.

Movie Review for Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan

‘Anino sa Likod ng Buwan’ is a Crafty Bit of Staging

Thursday July 21, 2016
‘Anino sa Likod ng Buwan’ is a Crafty Bit of Staging

This movie, in visual form, looks like it could very well be an unearthed tape from that time in our cinema.

Movie Review for Eye In The Sky

‘Eye in the Sky’ Studies How War is Waged Today

Thursday July 21, 2016
‘Eye in the Sky’ Studies How War is Waged Today

The film is a depiction of the way modern combat is done, which as it turns out, largely takes place inside rooms hundreds to thousands of miles away from actual danger.

Movie Review for Green Room

‘Green Room’ Carries on in the Carpenter Tradition

Thursday July 21, 2016
‘Green Room’ Carries on in the Carpenter Tradition

It sets up a tense situation, establishes the geography, and escalates matters through sudden bursts of brutality.

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