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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 Kite

'Kite' Just Feels Like a Bad Idea

Thursday October 30, 2014
'Kite' Just Feels Like a Bad Idea

'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.

Movie Review for Sigaw Sa Hatinggabi

'Sigaw sa Hatinggabi' Is the Opposite of Masterful

Thursday October 30, 2014
'Sigaw sa Hatinggabi' Is the Opposite of Masterful

'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: The Unsung Heroes' is an Ill-Advised Vanity Project

Thursday October 30, 2014
'The Firefighters: The Unsung Heroes' is an Ill-Advised Vanity Project

'The Firefighters' is a pretty baffling exercise that feels more and more like a complete vanity project as it goes on.

Movie Review for Bacao

Nothing Really Matters in 'Bacao'

Thursday October 30, 2014
Nothing Really Matters in 'Bacao'

The movie is a mostly conflict-free, meandering its way to a really deflating conclusion.

Movie Review for Hukluban

'Hukluban' Squanders All of Its Ideas

Thursday October 30, 2014
'Hukluban' Squanders All of Its Ideas

There are a few good ideas in 'Hukluban,' but they don’t add up to much.

Movie Review for T'yanak

'T'yanak' Takes an Iconic Story to New Dramatic Heights

Thursday October 30, 2014
'T'yanak' Takes an Iconic Story to New Dramatic Heights

'T’yanak,' is just a perfect little movie. Gallaga and Reyes step up their technical game, delivering a series of really impressive sequences.

Movie Review for Beauty In A Bottle

‘Beauty in a Bottle’ Bears an Intriguing Subversive Streak

Wednesday October 29, 2014
‘Beauty in a Bottle’ Bears an Intriguing Subversive Streak

'Beauty in a Bottle' is pretty uneven in the end, but its subversive streak remains intriguing all throughout its runtime.

Movie Review for As Above, So Below

'As Above, So Below' Trips Over Its Own Obstacles

Thursday October 23, 2014
'As Above, So Below' Trips Over Its Own Obstacles

'As Above, So Below' keeps putting obstacles in front of itself, keeping it from taking advantage of the natural creepiness of its environment.

Movie Review for Viy: Spirit Of Evil

'Viy: Spirit of Evil' is Maddeningly Incoherent

Thursday October 23, 2014
'Viy: Spirit of Evil' is Maddeningly Incoherent

'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.

Movie Review for Kristy

'Kristy' Falls Apart in the Details

Thursday October 23, 2014
'Kristy' Falls Apart in the Details

'Kristy' has the makings of a tight little horror picture, but the script ultimately fails to just put it together.

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