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Qwerty

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.75 (4 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Ed Lejano

Writers: Ed Lejano and Zig Dulay

Cast: Joem Bascon, Ciara Sotto, Ramon Bautista, Dax Alejandro, Mads Nicolas, Chase Vega, Rollie Inocencio, Archie Adamos, Tuesday Vargas, Celia Aquino, Gina Limauig, Renerio Concepcion, Nikita McEllroy, Jeremy Ian

Synopsis:  The movie is a fictionalized account of a disgruntled cop who has been wrongly implicated in a torture video that went viral. It begins on his last night of duty, as he is about to leave for abroad for better job prospects.

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Comments:

4.0      Lyndon Maburaot (Table Stretcher)

“Flaws here and there but the goodness of Qwerty is it gives you enough reasons to forgive them. A low-ranking policeman is caught in the center of power play. Very well-written and well-paced. And Lejano is in control, finally.” 

3.0      Manuel Pangaruy (Taga-ilog Special)

“Promising film noir about a cop in one of his last few days on duty. Almost all good except for the resolution.”

2.0       Skilty Labastilla (Young Critics Circle)

“A police drama that’s as exhausting to watch as Posas was engaging. It’s interesting that both films were written by one person because Qwerty is as black and white as its cinematography. Yes, brutality and corruption are rampant in the police force. What’s new?

Surely, the film could not rely on the torture video ‘novelty’. There’s no surer way to lose the shock value of a torture scandal than to fictionalize it. It was captivating when it was on the news. It’s redundant and toothless when you see it as a movie, especially when there’s no other layer to fall back on.”

2.0       Carl Joseph Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“The movie was kind of lame and uneventful.  In the end you feel like you’ve been nowhere.” (Read full comment)

Hubo

Verdict: Avoid at All Costs

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.00 (2 ratings)

Genre: Pink Film

Writer/Director: Edz Espiritu

Cast: Arkey Muñoz, Jeremy Ian, Lance Lopez, Adriana Gomez, Mikho Madrid, Joben Bello

Synopsis: Arkey (Arkey Muñoz) is a painter. He has a new client, and he needs to look for a male model willing to pose nude for a portrait. He soon encounters Lance (Lance Lopez), the brother of an acquaintance. Despite not having much experience posing, Lance is hired on the spot. As Arkey paints Lance, Arkey develops some unexpected feelings. He lusts after his newfound model, and he doesn’t know how to deal with it. But unbeknownst to the painter, there is more lust going in his house, as his wife Adriana (Adriana Gomez) has set her sights on Lance as well.  (Click the City)

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Reviews:

1.0       Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Hubo is a strange, confused movie that depicts a version of this world that’s a radical departure from reality. It features a set of characters no one will recognize as human, making all of the film’s purported drama laughable in context.” (Read full review)

1.0       Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“In what could easily be one of the year’s silliest, funniest, most mindless ouvre, director Espiritu once again exhibits his stark cluelessness with his craft.” (Read full review)