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Capsule Film Review: ‘Ang Larawan, The Movie’ (2017)

"Ang Larawan, The Movie" is a film for Filipinos — something to treasure for its artistic and cultural initiative of pioneering the musical film adapted from the work of an acclaimed Filipino literary artist, no less than a National Artist at that. Kudos to all those behind this ambitious cinematic endeavor, as the film, with both its strengths and forgiveable shortcomings, reflects the love and passion of the people who worked on it from start to end. This period piece may not be your usual Hollywood flair full of superhero characters, cool stunts, and uber awesome special effects, but it is worth

‘Rio 2’ Film Review: Perfectly fine, perfectly forgettable

This follow-up feature directed by Carlos Saldanha has that same mix of colorfully frantic action and sight gags as its predecessor. Predictable as it is, it remains sporadically funny.

‘Mga Anino ng Kahapon’ Film Review: The power on restraint

This film is a simple but affecting character study of the human mind and emotions. It is a heartfelt tale that examines the world of schizophrenia and its many hideous faces with dignity and restraint.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, this intense and thrilling piece of cinema chronicles the decade-long hunt for Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks until his death at the hands of the Navy SEALs.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Hitchcock’ (2012)

This motion picture combines drama and comedy in attempting to demystify the man behind the legendary horror and suspense opuses.

‘The Descendants’ Film Review: Hawaiian family landscape

“The Descendants” is a non-preachy family drama packaged as an island-hopping road movie. Sometimes heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking, this dramedy works as a wry and perceptive portrait of a family in crisis.

‘Shrek Forever After’ Movie Review: Happily ogre after?

For its long-time followers, “Shrek Forever After” is passable entertainment. It is for those who have grown with the franchise’s predecessors and not the type that can add any new toddler fans.

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