Best Performances of the Decade So Far (20-11)

Mimi Juareza, Quick Change (2013) Character: Dorina Pineda, a transwoman running an illegal cosmetic-surgery business “The idiosyncratic Quick Change fields superlative portrayals from its whole ensemble, led by Mimi Juareza in an indelible, career-making performance.” – Rito Asilo “Mimi Juareza’s brave performance in Quick Change should make all gender-specific Best Actor/Best Actress categories irrelevant. As … Continue reading Best Performances of the Decade So Far (20-11)

Ronda

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.13 (19 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Nick Olanka Writers: Adolfo Alix, Jr., Jerome Zamora, Nick Olanka Cast: Ai-ai delas Alas, Perla Bautista, Bernardo Bernardo, Menggie Cobarrubias, Carlo Aquino, Carlos Morales, Cogie Domingo, Moi Bien, DM Sevilla and Julian Trono, Cesar Montano, Angeli Bayani Synopsis: A policewoman roams the city of Manila to fulfill her duties as … Continue reading Ronda

Bwaya

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.24 (21 ratings) Genre: Drama Writer/Director: Francis Xavier Pasion Cast: Angeli Bayani, Karl Medina, RS Francisco, Jolina Salvado Synopsis: Divina is preparing for her daughter Rowena’s 13th birthday when she hears shocking news: her daughter has been attacked by a crocodile, her body still missing. As Divina searches for the body of her daughter … Continue reading Bwaya

Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan

Verdict: Essential Viewing Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.53 (17 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Lav Diaz Writers: Rody Vera, Lav Diaz Cast: Sid Lucero, Archie Alemania, Angeli Bayani, Angelina Kanapi, Soliman Cruz, Mae Paner, Hazel Orencio Synopsis: A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and … Continue reading Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan

The Guerrilla is a Poet

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.88 (10 ratings) Genre: Drama, Documentary Writers/Directors: Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena Cast: Karl Medina, Angeli Bayani, Chanel Latorre, Anthony Falcon, Bong Cabrera, Marcus Madrigal, Willie Nepomuceno, Joma Sison, Julie de Lima, Jes Evardone Synopsis: The tale of an activist’s journey during the turbulent years of Martial Law, until his capture in the … Continue reading The Guerrilla is a Poet

Graceland

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.77 (11 ratings) Genre: Drama, Thriller Writer/Director: Ron Morales Cast: Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias, Dido dela Paz, Leon Miguel, Ella Guevara Villar, Marife Necesito, Patricia Gayod, Angeli Bayani, Archie Adamos, Angie Ferro Synopsis: Family man Marlon Villar (Reyes) is the long-time driver of Manuel Chango (Cobarrubias), a corrupt Filipino congressman. One afternoon, … Continue reading Graceland

Kalayaan

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.77 (22 ratings) Genre: Drama Writer/Director: Adolfo B. Alix, Jr. Cast:  Ananda Everingham, Zanjoe Marudo, Luis Alandy, Rocky Salumbides, Kiki Sugino, Angeli Bayani Synopsis:  Julian, a Filipino soldier stationed in Kota Island, is ready to leave Kalayaan. He already completed his three months of service. News of a pending coup d' etat … Continue reading Kalayaan

Siglo ng Pagluluwal

Verdict: Essential Viewing Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.70 (5 ratings) Genre: Drama, Experimental Writer/Director: Lav Diaz Cast: Angel Aquino, Joel Torre, Perry Dizon, Hazel Orencio, Angeli Bayani, Roeder Camañag, Dante Perez Alternative title: Century of Birthing Synopsis: Telling two seemingly unrelated tales, it is a grand meditation on the roles of the artist, the prophet and … Continue reading Siglo ng Pagluluwal

Ka Oryang

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.82 (14 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Sari Lluch Dalena Writers: Sari Lluch Dalena, Keith Sicat Cast: Alessandra de Rossi, Joem Bascon, Emilio Garcia, Angeli Bayani, Marife Necesito, Kalila Aguilos Synopsis: A young woman witnesses the beginnings of a revolution during Martial Law. * * * * Trailer:  Reviews: … Continue reading Ka Oryang

Presa

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.50 (4 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Adolfo Alix, Jr. Writers: Adolfo Alix, Jr., Agnes P. de Guzman Cast: Anita Linda, Rosanna Roces, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ina Feleo, Daria Ramirez, Perla Bautista, Liza Lorena, Tetchie Agbayani, Angeli Bayani, Cherry Madrigal Synopsis: It is a few days before Christmas at … Continue reading Presa