Mac John Bautista

Mac John Bautista

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  • Fan Girl

    Fan Girl

    ★★★★½

    Antoinette Jadaone's latest effort, Fan Girl, doesn't feel like a Jadaone film at all—but this just fits at the right place in her filmography, considering the influence Jadaone has had over recent Filipino contemporary romance films through the films she made herself (wherein she worked with some of the most famous teenage romantic leads in the country). She is no stranger to fandoms & their obsessions to their idols. If anything, Fan Girl is a deconstruction and critique of her career,…

  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    ★★★★½

    If you are seeing an unexpected number of 5 stars and generally-positive reception, believe it. Believe the hype. Believe the enjoyment.

    Glenn Barit's Cleaners, one of the most inventive films in recent memory, completely reinvigorates Philippine cinema, and presents a world for these teenagers that is hopeful, in that their youthful vigor and restless optimism is bigger than any dire challenges they might face. Cleaners is much more than its gimmick, these highlighted photocopied stills perfectly capture the essence of…