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'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
'Tayo sa Huling Taon ng Buwan' is calm yet quaint
'Maledicto' is uncertain of what it really wants to be and what it really wants to do
'Endgame' succeeds more as a soap opera than a superhero film
'Dagsin' is more than just a novelty act or a pageant of archaic customs and costumes
In the end, 'Stranded' has to rely on the strength of the performances of its two leads to sustain its broken conceit until the finish line
'Last Fool Show' is a genuinely novel work, especially if seen alongside most recently released romances
Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives a rundown of the movies at Sinag Maynila 2019
Simply put, sitting through 'Portrait of My Love' is pointless torture
'It has all the opulence and polish to terrify but at the end of it all, it is just too tame and timid a horror film to make a real lasting impression'
'Maria’s' triumph isn’t in its ambition to evolve its genre by infusing it with currency or relevance
'Pansamantagal' stumbles with such a flagrant lack of any sophistication in the manner it tries to connects the dots
'Ulan' is more about stories than it is about the idea of love
'The movie that should have been vastly enjoyable as it is just wobbles beneath all the weight and expectations,' film critic Oggs Cruz says of the new Marvel flick
'Monstrum' seems to be more invested in spectacle than tackling the schemes and machinations of men in power
Rappler's resident film critic watches the movie so you don't have to
'The Hidden World may not be able to match its predecessors’ sense of joy, wonder and woe, but it comes close enough'
The fact that 'The Favourite' has basis in history only makes its implications resonate more
'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' is one crazy party
'The conspiracy between the mechanics of a romance and palatable realness is strange at first, until it all makes beautiful sense'
The film seems to want its audience to revel at the extent of grotesqueness technology can stretch the human form with
The film, mostly set in Saga, Japan, stars Xian Lim and Louise delos Reyes
'Ang Sikreto ng Piso' is afflicted with torturous redundancy
'The Possession of Hannah Grace' is both stale and disposable
'It confidently skirts norms without losing track of its need to delight'