French Film Festival 2014

French Film Festival 2014


EDITOR’S NOTE: We recently attended the annual French Film Festival that happened in Greenbelt 3 in which a lineup of films is screened in order to introduce French culture — thru films — to Filipino audiences. Here is Jonell’s coverage of the festival.

Recommendations: Happy Father's Day!

Recommendations: Happy Father’s Day!


Quick post to submit our Happy Father’s Day to patriarchs and everyone else who assume the responsibility of fatherhood. A handful of film recommendations follow–plus!–a meditative, apocalyptic short about the measures that a father would go for his child’s survival.

Review: 'Maleficent' (2014)

Quick Takes: ‘Maleficent’ (2014)


Meant as a redemptive ticket for the iconic villainess (which, in all Disney-goodness, means immediate character humanization), Robert Stromberg’s revisionist take on “Maleficent” is a curious retelling, though not exactly as great and just of the beastly wicked faery.

Letterboxd Files #6: Labyrinthine Minds

Letterboxd Files #6: Labyrinthine Minds


Apologies are due for the great delay of this post, which includes films about the mind–a man’s deepening psychosis, a completely shit-faced future in psychology and the multitude of facets of human psyche.

Casting News: Karen Gillian in Ti West's "In a Valley of Violence"

Casting News: Karen Gillian in Ti West’s “In a Valley of Violence”


The half-earned success of Mike Flanagan’s paranormal mischief “Oculus” posits its headliner Karen Gillian dead-center at a pool of great opportunities, luring, faster than piranhas torpedoes to the faintest smell of blood, projects that will keep her visible for quite awhile.