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  • Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    ★★★★½

    I have never experienced this kind of education in regards to poetry or literature or just art in general really, and I think most Filipinos would agree. The Philippine education system puts so much emphasis on the hard sciences that we forget, just like what Robin Williams says in the movie, about the things we stay alive for—poetry, beauty, romance, love. I feel like we would have been better people and this country would have less fascist-enablers.

  • Event Horizon

    Event Horizon

    Well, it looks like i've just seen Paul W.S. Anderson's best film and i'm not even sure if i've seen any of the others.

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  • Cleaners

    Cleaners

    ★★★½

    QCinema2019 film #10

    I spent my highschool from 2006 to 2010, and this film is set in 2007 so it feels like it is specifically made for me. Motorolas, blackberries, group messages (gms!), emo kids dressed in black listening to My Chemical Romance songs were common in that era. It's difficult not to feel nostalgic while watching the film. To be honest, I have mostly bad memories of highschool. I'm pretty sure I had plenty of good ones, but I…

  • Mindanao

    Mindanao

    ★★½

    For a film titled Mindanao, it doesn't really dig deep enough to justify it. For much of its runtime, we follow Saima, a muslim mother, as she tries to keep her cancer-stricken daughter alive while her husband fights rebels elsewhere in the island.

    Instead of addressing the root causes of the problems in the region, it is content already in making a weak connection between a local folklore and the events that happen in the film. It is in this…