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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 Mortdecai

The Past and Present Clash in ‘Mortdecai’

Friday January 23, 2015
The Past and Present Clash in ‘Mortdecai’

It never feels natural, the setting clashing with the sensibilities the film wishes to emulate.

‘The Woman in Black 2’ is as Standard as Horror Gets

Thursday January 22, 2015
‘The Woman in Black 2’ is as Standard as Horror Gets

The film is pretty much self-contained, the history inessential to the final effect of the movie.

Movie Review for #ewankosau Saranghaeyo

The Bizarrely Titled ‘#ewankosau Saranghaeyo’ Forgets the Basics

Thursday January 22, 2015
The Bizarrely Titled ‘#ewankosau Saranghaeyo’ Forgets the Basics

The awkwardly titled #ewankosau Saranghaeyo is an independent film that clearly has mainstream ambitions. It takes the most common, most accessible form of our local cinema: the venerable romantic comedy.

Movie Review for Blackhat

Sporadic Moments of Beauty Can’t Quite Save ‘Blackhat’

Thursday January 22, 2015
Sporadic Moments of Beauty Can’t Quite Save ‘Blackhat’

Blackhat is a messy, often ludicrous movie filled with elegant, powerfully realized moments like its opening prologue.

‘Boonie Bears, to the Rescue’ is Second-Rate

Thursday January 22, 2015
‘Boonie Bears, to the Rescue’ is Second-Rate

The film spends much of its first hour stuck in lengthy montages of all the primary characters playing together in the forest.

Movie Review for Annie

There Just isn’t Much Reason to Resurrect ‘Annie’

Thursday January 22, 2015
There Just isn’t Much Reason to Resurrect ‘Annie’

Annie is the third attempt at bringing the stage musical to screen. The persistence of this musical has always been somewhat puzzling.

Movie Review for M. (Mothers Maiden Name)

'M' Earns its Statements

Wednesday January 21, 2015
'M' Earns its Statements

'M (Mother’s Maiden Name)' is a film with a lot to say, its exploration of the world of the sick and dying finding something powerful and universal along the way.

Movie Review for American Sniper

'American Sniper' is an Uncomplicated Portrait of a Complicated Time

Wednesday January 21, 2015
'American Sniper' is an Uncomplicated Portrait of a Complicated Time

'American Sniper' is a fairly entertaining bit of theater, but it is a work that cannot help but be deeply flawed.

Movie Review for Before I Go To Sleep

'Before I Go to Sleep' is Worth Forgetting

Friday January 16, 2015
'Before I Go to Sleep' is Worth Forgetting

'Before I Go To Sleep' is ludicrous. In the right context, ludicrous can be fun. But this movie presents its ridiculous travails as serious business. And it just doesn’t hold up.

Movie Review for Edsa Woolworth

'Edsa Woolworth' Drifts Through Slivers of Stories

Thursday January 15, 2015
'Edsa Woolworth' Drifts Through Slivers of Stories

'Edsa Woolworth' synopsis here

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