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Hawla

Verdict: Avoid at All Costs

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.00 (2 ratings)

Genre: Pink Film

Writer/Director: Paul Singh Cudail

Cast: Johnron Tañada, Mygz Molino, John Relucio, Francis Cabral, Dice Vergara, Rein Soliman, Carla Varga

Synopsis: Harry (Johnron Tañada) occasionally does work as a call boy, enjoying both the pay and the sexual gratification that the job entails. But he’s ready to give all that up when he gets the chance to get a job at a call center. Unfortunately, it turns out that he’s contracted HIV. Harry immediately goes into a downward spiral, quickly losing all hope and giving up on his life in general. He stops going to work, and he rejects the love of the people around him. As he gives in to his self-imposed prison, he comes closer and closer to death. (Click the City)

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Reviews:

1.0       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The rising number of HIV cases in this country is worth looking into, and exploring the mindset of the recently infected is a worthy goal for any movie. But Hawla just isn’t up to the task, the movie only adhering to the most abstract idea of drama, offering nothing worthy in the process.” (Read full review)

1.0       Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“Director Cudail once again displays his profound philistinism to the topic at hand. His paltry insight on HIV and AIDS would have you believe that those inflicted become unproductive individuals, and that they automatically turn scourge of society.” (Read full review)

Kape Barako

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.88 (4 ratings)

Director: Monti Parungao

Writers: Lex Bonife, Monti Parungao

Genre: Indie, Sex Comedy

Cast: Johnron Tañada, Miko Pasamonte, Afi Africa, Allan Stevens, Marcus Aboga, Frederick Peralta, Joyce Acorda

Synopsis: Rico (Johnron Tañada) owns the struggling coffee shop Kape Barako. The shop only has one regular customer, aside from a lady who orders nothing but ice water and leeches off their Internet connection. As a result, Rico is having trouble paying off his mortgage. He now has just two weeks to raise 120,000 pesos to keep the bank from foreclosing on the property. He tries a variety of things to raise the cash, even going as far as considering selling his body. Luckily, one of his baristas Jek (Miko Pasamonte) accidentally stumbles on a solution to the shop’s problems. A prank goes wrong and a special ingredient ends up making their coffee a real hit among a certain section of their clientele. (From Click the City)

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Reviews:

5.0         Sampaloc Toc

“The renewal and further development of consciousness cannot occur without the Feast of Fools. It cannot be skipped and dismissing it only adds energy to the autonomous functioning of the shadow — which may be what your soul is just looking for.” (Read full review)

3.5         Pink Fox Patrol

“There are only two ways to watch this movie – react with sheer disgust or just give out a hearty laugh.” (Read full review)

2.0        Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It would be really difficult to recommend Kape Barako to the general populace given its subject matter (and the places where the movie is being shown. Seriously you don’t want to go in there). But in all seriousness, if we’re really being objective about it, the movie isn’t half bad.” (Read full review)

1.0        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“This isn’t even a case of being conservative or obstinate. It just isn’t right, and anyone who offers a premise as such, putting it out like it’s vaguely acceptable is ‘not thinking straight’ (no pun intended).” (Read full review)

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