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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 Big Eyes

'Big Eyes' is a Misguided Bid for Boring Respectability

Thursday February 26, 2015
'Big Eyes' is a Misguided Bid for Boring Respectability

'Big Eyes' holds back on the strangeness, and in so doing, holds back on the individuality. It is altogether watchable in the same way that most boring prestige pictures are. But it is far cry from the best that Burton has given us so far.

Movie Review for WolfCop

'WolfCop' Has Excellent Makeup Effects, but Little Else

Thursday February 26, 2015
'WolfCop' Has Excellent Makeup Effects, but Little Else

Apart from the makeup effects, it does feel as though the movie is just going through the motions of an obsolete genre of film.

Movie Review for Focus

'Focus' Forgets About Its Best Qualities

Thursday February 26, 2015
'Focus' Forgets About Its Best Qualities

'Focus' ends up losing sight of its best qualities, the slick filmmaking squandered on a story that take attention away from all the criminal trickery.

Movie Review for Comet

An Intriguing Narrative Experiment Crashes and Burns in 'Comet'

Thursday February 26, 2015
An Intriguing Narrative Experiment Crashes and Burns in 'Comet'

The film over-invests in its own cleverness, trying way too hard to sell us on the idea of a relationship that just isn’t any good on paper.

Movie Review for Bahay Ampunan

'Bahay Ampunan' is Barely Anything

Thursday February 26, 2015
'Bahay Ampunan' is Barely Anything

It is just standard horror nonsense strung together in the rough shape of a movie.

Movie Review for Crazy Beautiful You

'Crazy Beautiful You' is Bipolar

Thursday February 26, 2015
'Crazy Beautiful You' is Bipolar

In spite of its formidable charms, this film ends up feeling bipolar; the only logical result of a system that only churns out a few kinds of pictures.

'Exorcist: Prayers in the Dark' is the Most Boring Exorcist Movie of All Time

Thursday February 26, 2015
'Exorcist: Prayers in the Dark' is the Most Boring Exorcist Movie of All Time

The movie is devoid of any new ideas, and largely plays out as a bunch of pointless conversations between uninteresting characters. It is unbearably boring.

Movie Review for Predestination

‘Predestination’ is Built on a Compelling Paradox

Thursday February 26, 2015
‘Predestination’ is Built on a Compelling Paradox

'Predestination' takes time travel logic to its farthest extremes, testing the very limits of causality with a deliciously wacky story that explores solitude in new and confounding ways.

Movie Review for The Theory Of Everything

‘The Theory of Everything’ Takes A Soft Approach to Everything

Wednesday February 25, 2015
‘The Theory of Everything’ Takes A Soft Approach to Everything

The film takes the perspective of its source material, which means that much of the story is told from the perspective of Jane rather than Stephen.

Movie Review for The Last Five Years

Anna Kendrick is Reason Enough to See 'The Last Five Years'

Thursday February 19, 2015
Anna Kendrick is Reason Enough to See 'The Last Five Years'

The Last Five Years begins with an ending.

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