TV and Film

Family, faith, and fortune: A review of Pauwi Na

Director Paolo Villaluna returns from a seven year silence with Pauwi Na, a tragic comedy that chronicles the real-life story of a family who travels from their shabby home in the slums of Manila back to their province–all via two rickety...

 A lone man’s battle: A review of AWOL

Looking for an action-packed movie with dimly lit hallways, sniper shots, a notorious villain, and a brooding, fervent protagonist? Enzo Williams’ AWOL may be the film for you. The story revolves around Lieutenant Abel Ibarra (Gerald Anderson),...

An outré trilogy: A review of Triptiko

Life throws us so many curveballs that sometimes, we are left reeling. Even then, we need to take a step back to reassess. It is not any different in the film Triptiko (2017). Directed by Mico Michelena, Triptiko is a trilogy of unrelated short...

The hills have eyes: A review of Salvage

In the past two decades or so, Asian cinema has emerged as a driving force in the horror genre, and with masterpieces from Shutter (2004) to The Grudge (2002), it’s not hard to see why. It has been often said in film circles that the secret to...


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