• F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Call Me By Your Name   Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:16 AM

    Call Me By Your Name (2017)

    Drama, Romance
    Cast
    Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer
    Director
    Luca Guadagnino
    MTRCB
    R-16

    The way their story plays out is just magical. Pacing is excellent. The chemistry between the leads is undeniable. Soundtrack is beyond awesome.

    Magical
  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Echorsis   Thu, 21 Apr 2016 2:09 PM

    Echorsis (2016)

    Comedy, Horror
    Cast
    John Lapus, Kean Cipriano, Alex Vincent Medina
    Director
    Lemuel Lorca
    MTRCB
    R-13

    I think this is a picture where the director was afforded absolute freedom. It's quirky and makes bold statements without qualms. The actors are good and the story is pretty plausible. Though the shift was rather abrupt, I'd say that the hilarity makes up for it.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie The Huntsman: Winter's War   Thu, 21 Apr 2016 1:48 PM

    The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

    Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    Cast
    Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt
    Director
    Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
    MTRCB
    PG

    The backstory was pretty good. They failed to develop the story further though. The story was sacrificed and they overcompensated with effects. It had the usual plotholes and the actors' talents were just not utilized. There was no space for them to exercise their skill. Anyway, I liked it better than the first one.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie 10 Cloverfield Lane   Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:43 AM

    10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

    Drama, Horror, Mystery
    Cast
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
    Director
    Dan Trachtenberg
    MTRCB
    R-13

    One is cliche, why don't we have two? The tension's pretty tight the entire length. The movie has you guessing a lot. You thought you had everything thought out, then it changes. Thriller is an apt description for the film really. It's kind of difficult to rid my head of the scenes.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Demolition   Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:32 AM

    Demolition (2016)

    Comedy, Drama
    Cast
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper
    Director
    Jean-Marc Vallee
    MTRCB
    R-13

    The film is timid but noisy. Timid for its lack of movement, but the noise is entirely visual. We're at a standstill the whole time. You can't deny the humor of taking things apart though. I can't exactly tell why I enjoyed the film. It was a journey of sorts.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis   Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:50 PM

    Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis (2016)

    Drama, History
    Cast
    John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, Susan Africa
    Director
    Lav Diaz
    MTRCB
    PG

    'A love letter to the nation' is a very fitting description for this piece. It stirs the nationalism within. An essential watch for each and every Filipino citizen. If I had an overabundance of funds, I'd pay for others to watch this.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Spotlight   Tue, 16 Feb 2016 8:13 PM

    Spotlight (2016)

    Biography, Drama, History
    Cast
    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
    Director
    Tom McCarthy
    MTRCB
    R-16

    It's more than just a story. The actors fit the characters' shoes so well, their passion's almost palpable. The story flows with ease. It's amazing how the movie manages to be emotionally-loaded but just enough that it's not inundated.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Rated the movie #Walang Forever   Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:09 PM

    #Walang Forever (2015)

    Comedy, Romance
    Cast
    Jennylyn Mercado, Jericho Rosales, Lorna Tolentino
    Director
    Dan Villegas
    MTRCB
    PG
  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Buy Now, Die Later   Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:00 AM

    Buy Now, Die Later (2015)

    Horror, Suspense, Thriller
    Cast
    Alex Gonzaga, Vhong Navarro, TJ Trinidad
    Director
    Randolph Longjas
    MTRCB
    PG

    The sets are excellent. The momentum isn't that consistent but it pulls through.

  • F Femina Margaret Mateo Reviewed the movie Honor Thy Father   Thu, 11 Feb 2016 9:57 AM

    Honor Thy Father (2015)

    Action, Crime, Drama, Suspense, Thriller
    Cast
    John Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano, Khalil Ramos
    Director
    Erik Matti
    MTRCB
    R-13

    You couldn't imagine the challenges posed in filming this. A gripping story with a bold ending.

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