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  • To The North

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  • Saving the Country Maiden

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  • the river that never ends

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  • To The North

    To The North

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    Gwapo ni Soliman Cruz.

  • Saving the Country Maiden

    Saving the Country Maiden

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    Jaime Morados’ synopsis is conceptually rich and has a lot of reverence for Philippine cinema. Joaquin (Carlos Dala) wants to save the first film he’s ever watched, Dalagang Bukid, amidst a studio fire. Set in 1921, Morados and company are tasked with recreating a lost film and a bygone era, all while weaving an emotional undercurrent.Β 

    It’s an ambitious endeavor, to say the least, which means that while it has dazzling visual effects and clever silent film recreations, its other…

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  • Gold, Silver, Death

    Gold, Silver, Death

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    Okay, so storytime:

    I remember when I was just around 10 years old and I would always eat at JT's Manukan with my dad since it was my fave food chain at the time. Evidently, JT's Manukan was owned by Joel Torre, a sort of competitor against more famous chicken inasal chains such as Mang Inasal.

    The place was in Makati and I recall that it had a lot of Joel Torre posters hung around the place. From Jose Rizal,…

  • Rabid

    Rabid

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    A Twilight Zone/Shake Rattle & Roll-like horror anthology from Erik Matti along with Michiko Yamamoto taking writing credits for all four episodes.

    "Kami lang ba pwede malasin?"
    A home invasion horror film but with a COVID twist. It gets a little bit too over the top at the end but its carried by some truly unsettling sequences.

    "Iba pa din ang karne"
    A stripped-down and atmospheric black and white film about a seemingly flesh-eating woman with her husband inside a moody…