MMFF 2018: Movie reviews
MANILA, Philippines – In the Philippines, a very unique thing happens once December 25 arrives – almost all cinemas nationwide screen only movies that are part of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Since 1975, the MMFF has been the premiere of Filipinos movies both iconic and, regretably, forgettable.
Which category will the movies of 2018 fall under?
Before you head out and watch an MMFF movie of your choice, check out these reviews:
- Aurora review: Dead in the water: "Aurora had promise. Sadly, it ends up dead in the water."
- Otlum review: Brief and witless: "Even as a morality tale, the film fails miserably"
- Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles review: Complacency kills the fun: "Complacency is the biggest foe of creativity, and the creative team behind Jack Em Popoy have all the reason to be complacent."
- The Girl in the Orange Dress review: A mountain out of a molehill: "Thankfully, The Girl in the Orange Dress is often gorgeous to look at and listen to."
- Rainbow’s Sunset review: Skeletons in the closet: "Sadly, not even the purest and sincerest earnestness can save Joel Lamangan’s latest film from being hopelessly and torturously problematic."
- One Great Love review: One grating love triangle: "Here, story is definitely not the king. It is coincidence, wrought not by the film’s themes but by laziness and convenience"
(Editor's note: We'll be updating this page with more reviews as they come in.)