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'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'
Like Ellie’s subjects, 'Glass' is stubbornly but intriguingly contained
'What is most troubling in Alpha is how Mendoza doesn’t express any anger in all the lives lost in a glaringly ineffective war'
The 'teenybopper romance' stars McCoy de Leon and Elise Joson
'Bumblebee' is a convincing ray of hope that there can be good things from a franchise that has been abused for profit
'Mary Poppins Returns' is undoubtedly a good time in the cinemas
'Sadly, the film is only consistent in how illogical it is,' movie critic Oggs Cruz says
When all the imagination runs out, and it becomes apparent that the film is devoid of even the subtlest of substance, the film starts to run on fumes, turning into a jolly but really juvenile jumble
'Mary, Marry Me' has all the right elements in place but ultimately fails to make any other impact than lasting disappointment
Simply put, 'The Girl in the Orange Dress' film falls under all the pressure of its cute but curbed premise
'Rainbow’s Sunset' is lousy in both crafting and concept
'Complacency is the biggest foe of creativity, and the creative team behind 'Jack Em Popoy' have all the reason to be complacent'
'Otlum' is just brief. It isn’t witty. It also isn’t very soulful.
'Aurora' is a film that could have benefited from focusing on mood instead of shock
Director Alfonso Cuarón molds the movie perfectly to pay loving tribute to people in the fringes
'Since it overextends its welcome, it ends up more tiring than invigorating'
'Mortal Engines' is so dogged in its desire to push the narrative forward as fast and bombastic as possible that the film barely has any room to breathe
Sadly, it seems that the culprit to 'Three Words to Forever’s' staleness is the performances
Clearly, 'Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap' isn’t some sloppily put-together film that relies on easy gags to entertain
'It is refreshingly current in both form and heart'
'Recipe for Love' aspires to grant a glimpse of the highs and lows of a romantic relationship throughout its various stages
In the end, 'Through Night and Day' is even more imperfect than the couple it portrays
Crimes of Grindenwald is a film that stumbles more than it flows.
'Kung Paano Siya Nawala' is a romance that savors the beauty of faults
'All Souls Night' has already used up most of its tricks, most of which are overused tropes
'It has a certain kind of lightness that doesn’t just simply surrender to blind silliness for empty giggles'
'A Star is Born' is as compelling a deep dive into the world of glitz and glamour as it is an intimate romance
'It is almost as if Wild and Free isn’t aware of how toxic it and its message are'
'Liway' is an astounding personal work as it mines its narrative from the memories of Kip Oebanda growing up within the confines of his parents’ prison
'It is so limp in everything it wants to do, it fails to penetrate anything'
'Para sa Broken Hearted' maximizes the conceit of tragic romances being narrated seemingly out of nowhere and to the most random of strangers
The most frustrating about it is not that it's slender in scares, but slender in imagination
'At first glance, the animated film seems bereft of original ideas'
'Exes Baggage is a love story that is aware of the attitudes that define the generation of its lovers'
'The House with a Clock in its Walls' surprises even if it doesn’t need to
Don Cuaresma’s 'Abay Babes' is a film that is never shy of where it sources its pleasures