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Movie critic Oggs Cruz reviews the 3 movies in the QCinema Festival 2019
The film stumbles in its desire to break away from fable and into blockbuster territory
'It doesn’t cheat its way towards its happy endings. All the emotions it conjures feel sincere and authentic.'
'Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love' is shallow fare
There is talent involved in the making of 'Kiko En Lala' – making its artistic collapse much more infuriating
Sadly, 'Chapter Two' is stricken by incoherence
'Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo' is a valueless relic, a latecomer that nobody wants around
The binge-worthy series starring Eugene Domingo is a hilarious romp through the movie-making process
What makes 'Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood' truly admirable is that its allegiance to virtues is more apparent than its bitterness
'The Ghosting' doesn’t make its audience care for the fate of any of its characters
Despite 'Just a Stranger’s' affinity for titillation and sensationalism, it still manages to allow restraint
'And Ai, Thank You' is pleasant if only it persisted to be the guiltless bag of gags it should have been
Here's a review of 'Ani', 'F#*@bois', 'Iska', 'Malamaya', and 'Children of the River'
'Hobbs & Shaw' will inevitably be forgotten once the next and more outrageous Fast & Furious entry comes along
'Family History' is precious because it understands that tears, cries and whimpers aren’t the only logical response to depression
'Hello, Love, Goodbye' is fine entertainment – one that doesn’t dumb down the issues it puts forward for the sake of a standard happy ending
'Midsommar' is scant on plot, allowing it to dress itself with ornate details and subtle layers
We review the latest SONA as a cinematic experience – because why not?
'My Letters to Happy' is thankfully a film that doesn’t use its good intentions to bandage its flaws and deficiencies
'Far From Home', beyond its veneer of comic book goofiness, bears realities that are worth pondering.
'This is blatant propaganda,' writes resident critic Oggs Cruz
'Because I Love You' is nothing more than a chore, and it shows
'Rocketman' still manages to be flamboyant when most of its elements are plain and vanilla
'Toy Story 4' is the fitting end to a series that has become so preoccupied with characters chained to their jobs and their roles
'Men in Black: International' is content with being ordinary
'Clarita chose to be vanilla when it can be so much more'
'Sunshine Family' is a film that desperately needs breathing space
'Dark Phoenix' is supposed to be bursting with emotions. Instead, it feels deflated and defeated.
The final installment in the current X-Men series fails to impress the critics
'Finding You' has promise beyond the easy and ready thrills of youthful romance
'Quezon’s Game' ends up carving an indelible affect out of a sometimes wobbly but still coherent conjuration of melodrama out of history
'Banal' just feels and looks much more intelligent than it should be, given its formulaic plot
'The Last Interview' is just counterproductive
The film, starring Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson, is set in Saga, Japan
'Man and Wife' just doesn’t commit to progress and innovation
'S.O.N.S.' isn’t really a film. It is a lousy skit