The way the film presents sex in such a cavalier manner is both a strength and a weakness.
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Seeing this makes me really proud and validates what I’ve always known: that we have the talent and the stories that can go toe-to-toe with anything that any other country can do.
Had this been released not during the pandemic, and maybe seen in the cinema, it would hit differently.
What makes this work so much is the incredible chemistry of all its actors, from Janine Gutierrez and JC Santos to the supporting cast.
What the film brilliantly illustrates is the dirty tricks that the media isn’t afraid to play to create drama and grab ratings.
Jeju Island a popular vacation spot, but in writer and director Park Hoon Jung’s crime drama ‘Night in Paradise,’ it is also the setting of two broken characters whose lives are defined by death.
Within its 8-minute time frame, the film captures the struggles of the performing arts in the pandemic and how even in the midst of this struggle, they push back and hard.
Even with its flaws, ‘The Boy Foretold by the Stars’ transcends its execution to deliver a film I wish I saw 25 years ago.
In a year where our worst fears have become real, it’s a lot harder now to scare us than we once were.
This is really Charlie Dizon’s movie, through and through.