J Jeff Nobleza

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  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Wed, 28 Feb 2018 2:12 PM

    Red Sparrow (2018)

    R-16 Action, Thriller
    Cast
    Jennifer Lawrence
    Director
    Francis Lawrence

    The cinematography of this film is one of things I love in this movie. The sweeping and aerial shots makes me want to go to Russia and Budapest and experience it. Francis Lawrence gave this one an aesthetic a lot different from The Hunger Games and it suited the overall look of the film. After the major blunder of mother!, Jennifer Lawrence is back in the game. The scene in which she stripped off her clothes is one of the best scene I’ve seen so far. JLaw really took control of that scene. Francis Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence is a tandem that you really have to see in the big screen.

  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Sun, 25 Feb 2018 3:07 PM

    The Shape of Water (2018)

    R-13 Fantasy, Romance
    Cast
    Sally Hawkins
    Director
    Guillermo del Toro

    A modern take on fairy tale, The Shape of Water is worth seeing onthe big screen. The story is simple yet the people behind made it artistically wonderful. Michael Shannon is menacing as always. Michael Stuhlbarg is unrecognizable after Call Me By Your Name but his true-to-life performance never failed to deliver. Richard Jenkins is magnificent and Octavia Spencer’s grounded take is amazing. Sally Hawkins’ performance conveys deep emotions even though she did not utter a single word. Her facial expressions and movements that speaks to the viewers are proof that she is a terrific act... Read more

    Love the Female lead
    Love the Visual Effects
    Great in 3D
  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:26 PM

    Black Panther (2018)

    PG Action, Drama, Sci-fi
    Cast
    Chadwick Boseman
    Director
    Ryan Coogler

    Only reasons to watch #BlackPanther 1. Reunion of Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman (Gollum and Bilbo) 2. Bucky Barnes 3. Lupita N’yongo

  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:04 PM

    I,Tonya (2018)

    R-13 Biography, Comedy, Drama
    Cast
    Margot Robbie
    Director
    Craig Gillespie

    I did not expect anything before I went inside the cinema but I, Tonya had given me more. Sebastian Stan is a revelation. He broke his Bucky Barnes persona, in my opinion, and gave a performance that will make you love and hate him at the same time. Allison Janney’s performance is great and it paid off because it gave her a Golden Globe. She embodies her character with so much depth so no surprise there. And as the titular character, Margot Robbie slayed it. This film made me love her even more. The scene where she’s putting lipstick on her cheek as she look in the mirror gave me... Read more

    Love the Male lead
    Love the Female lead
  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Thu, 1 Feb 2018 9:11 PM

    Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes (2018)

    R-13 Comedy
    Cast
    Judy Ann Santos, Angelica Panganiban
    Director
    Jun Lana

    1. Judy Ann Santos’ acting skills. 2. Angelica Panganiban’s comedic timing. 3. Mara Clara in one screen. 4. Dark and SPG humor. Loved it!

    Love the Female lead
    Love the Story
    Hilariously Funny
  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:15 AM

    Paddington 2 (2018)

    PG Adventure, Animation, Comedy
    Cast
    Hugh Grant, Xian Lim
    Director
    Paul King

    The only thing that threw me off in this movie is Xian Lim's voice. They should have keep Ben Wishaw's.

  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:40 AM

    The Greatest Showman (2018)

    PG Biography, Drama, Musical
    Cast
    Hugh Jackman
    Director
    Michael Gracey

    A minute into it and The Greatest Showman already sets the whole mood with its catchy opening music. The film which stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya is about P. T. Barnum’s wonderful and colorful creation of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus is worth seeing on the big screen. The soundtracks alone, like Rewrite the Stars and This is Me, can be a sole reason to spend money on The Greatest Showman. I got goosebumps in every musical number. It’s no wonder they won Best Original Song in the recently held Golden Globes. Add to it the wonderful chor... Read more

    Superb Cast
    Love the Soundtrack
  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Thu, 7 Dec 2017 7:23 PM

    Smaller and Smaller Circles (2017)

    R-13 Crime, Drama
    Cast
    Nonie Buencamino, Sid Lucero
    Director
    Raya Martin

    We rarely see a Filipino film that we can compare to big budget, Hollywood blockbusters today but Smaller and Smaller Circles is an exemption the we should be proud of. With veteran actors like Nonie Buencamino, Bembol Roco, Sid Lucero, Ricky Davao, Christopher De Leon, Gladys Reyes and others, the acting was superb compared to the usual Filipino films offered to us these days. From start to finish, I lauded the film score as it gives me the chills and kept me wanting and waiting for what will happen even though I read the novel last year. The cinematography, with tight and close up s... Read more

    Love the Story
    Thought-Provoking
    Superb Cast
  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:25 PM

    Call Me By Your Name (2017)

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

    The only thing you will ever need when you watch this movie is a tissue to wipe away your tears during the climax (no pun intended). Also, see this movie as a love story, not as a gay/homosexual love story but as a LOVE STORY because this film is what it is. This wonderful movie will leave you feeling warm, empty, broken-hearted and sad all at the same time. THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUST-SEE.

    Love the Male lead
    Love the Story
    Love the Soundtrack
  • J Jeff Nobleza Reviewed a movie   Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:38 AM

    Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

    PG Drama, Mystery
    Cast
    Kenneth Branagh
    Director
    Kenneth Branagh

    If you are a fan of mystery or whodunnit films or an Agatha Christie die-hard like me, you should definitely watch Murder on the Orient Express. There may be some minor changes or omissions from book to film but it helped the movie reach it point. The perfect cast, consisted of Oscar winners and nominees, brought different approaches to their characters and gave them life. The pacing and setting as well as the score sets the mood for each scene and leaves you on the edge of your seat. As a fan of the novel, the overall cinematography is what I imagined it would look like.

    Love the Visual Effects
    Superb Cast
    Great in 3D
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