TV and Film

Footnote to youth: A review of Bar Boys

It’s 2017, and for the disillusioned millennials of today, it’s becoming increasingly clearer that the band Bowling for Soup had it right in 2006: in a world of survival of the fittest, high school truly never ends. The Breakfast Club (1985)...

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...


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