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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 Hangman

'Hangman' Lets Everything Go to Waste

Friday November 25, 2016
'Hangman' Lets Everything Go to Waste

The film just makes him out to be crazy but also strangely patient. If he wants to do real harm to this family, he’s going about it in a needlessly complicated, roundabout way.

Movie Review for Life on the Line

'Life on the Line' Tells Soap Opera Tales Within Its Heroic Framework

Friday November 25, 2016
'Life on the Line' Tells Soap Opera Tales Within Its Heroic Framework

The film basically contrives a crisis so that these men can have more motivation to do the jobs that they have already been hired to do.

Movie Review for Blood Father

'Blood Father' is a Trip To A Less Complicated Past

Friday November 25, 2016
'Blood Father' is a Trip To A Less Complicated Past

This is a very straightforward, almost classic action film that is enhanced by a certain sense of self-awareness.

Movie Review for The Warrior's Gate

A Tongue-in-Cheek Approach Doesn’t Entirely Salvage 'The Warrior’s Gate'

Thursday November 24, 2016
A Tongue-in-Cheek Approach Doesn’t Entirely Salvage 'The Warrior’s Gate'

The film may have sense of humor about it, but it’s no excuse for the rampant laziness at play.

Movie Review for Working Beks

'Working Beks' Feels Like a Rushed First Draft

Thursday November 24, 2016
'Working Beks' Feels Like a Rushed First Draft

The whole thing seems to be about getting to certain scenes without having to do the work of building to them.

Movie Review for Allied

'Allied' Puts Mystery Ahead of Emotion

Thursday November 24, 2016
'Allied' Puts Mystery Ahead of Emotion

The premise behind everything that happens has potential, but the film is telling the story from a very limited perspective, one that happens to involve some very outlandish element that only serve to highlight the artificiality of the emotions at play.

Movie Review for The Age Of Shadows

'The Age of Shadows' is a Crazy Spy Action Movie in Costume

Thursday November 24, 2016
'The Age of Shadows' is a Crazy Spy Action Movie in Costume

This film takes on the appearance of your average prestige historical drama, but it quickly reveals itself to be something quite different.

Festival Report – The 12th Cinema One Originals Festival – Part 2

Friday November 18, 2016
Festival Report – The 12th Cinema One Originals Festival – Part 2

Lily makes for an interesting double feature with another film in the lineup, Si Magdalola at ang mga Gago.

Magic is Deferred in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Friday November 18, 2016
Magic is Deferred in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

The film is most entertaining outside of the main story, when it's just exploring the specifics of this magical setting.

'The Girl with All the Gifts' is an Uncompromising Vision of the Future

Thursday November 17, 2016
'The Girl with All the Gifts' is an Uncompromising Vision of the Future

All that one really needs to know is that it is a brutally unsentimental piece of science fiction, asking big questions about humanity’s place in the ecosystem, and the struggle to survive in a world that is becoming increasingly hostile.

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