Best Performances of the Decade So Far (Top Ten)

Sid Lucero, Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (2013) Character: Fabian, an embittered law student who commits a brutal murder “It’s now common knowledge that Lucero is one of the finest actors not just of his but of any generation. He has mastered the naturalistic speaking style, the way people stammer and hesitate and pause when talking in real … Continue reading Best Performances of the Decade So Far (Top Ten)

Ibong Adarna: A Pinoy Adventure

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.21 (7 ratings) Genre: Adventure Director: Jun Urbano Writers: Jun Urbano, Angelo Hernandez Cast: Rocco Nacino, Leo Martinez, Joel Torre, Angel Aquino, Benjie Paras, Lilia Cuntapay, Patricia Fernandez, Ronnie Lazaro Synopsis: Sultan Mabait (Joel Torre) rules over a small kingdom of warring tribes. His scheming brother Datu Mangimbot (Leo Martinez) asks a witch to place a … Continue reading Ibong Adarna: A Pinoy Adventure

Bang Bang Alley

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.43 (7 ratings) Genre: Thriller Directors: Ely Buendia, Yan Yuzon, King Palisoc Writers: Ely Buendia, Yan Yuzon, Zig Marasigan Cast: Art Acuña, Perla Bautista, Gabe Mercado, Bela Padilla, Jimmy Santos, Joel Torre, Althea Vega, Megan Young Synopsis: Three stories of people driven to extremes as the reality of violence creeps into their lives. (Click the … Continue reading Bang Bang Alley

On the Job

Verdict: Essential Viewing Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.29 (28 ratings) Genre: Action, Drama Director: Erik Matti Writers: Erik Matti and Michiko Yamamoto Cast: Joel Torre, Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual, Joey Marquez, Angel Aquino, Michael de Mesa, Leo Martinez, Shaina Magdayao, Empress Schuck, Vivian Velez, Rayver Cruz Synopsis: Tatang (Joel Torre) is a prison hitman: a convict occasionally set loose to kill someone … Continue reading On the Job

Juana C. The Movie

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.61 (14 ratings) Genre: Comedy Director: Jade Castro Writers: Rody Vera Cast: Mae Paner, Angelina Kanapi, Annicka Dolonius, Jelson Bay, Joel Torre, John James Uy, Mads Nicolas, Niño Muhlach, Ronnie Lazaro Synopsis: A young woman from a far off province is sent to study in a prestigious Manila university. But she gets caught up … Continue reading Juana C. The Movie

Mariposa sa Hawla ng Gabi

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.75 (8 ratings) Genre: Drama, Suspense Writer/Director: Richard Somes Cast: Erich Gonzalez, Alfred Vargas, Mark Gil, Joel Torre, Maria Isabel Lopez, Rez Cortez, John Lapuz Synopsis: Set in 1994, Mariposa sa Hawla ng Gabi is about an innocent woman named Maya (Erich Gonzales) who sets off for Manila to find her long-lost sister. But her harmless … Continue reading Mariposa sa Hawla ng Gabi

A Secret Affair

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.40 (20 ratings) Genre: Drama, Romance Director: Nuel Crisostomo Naval Writer: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario Cast: Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Andi Eigenmann, Jaclyn Jose, Jackie Lou Blanco, Joel Torre, Johnny Revilla, Shy Carlos Synopsis: The movie starts with Anton (Ramsay) proposing to his girlfriend Raffy (Curtis). She accepts, but she gets cold feet the night … Continue reading A Secret Affair

Pridyider

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.15 (13 ratings) Genre: Horror Director: Rico Maria Ilarde Writers: Rico Maria Ilarde and Rona Lean Sales Cast: Andi Eigenmann, JM de Guzman, Janice de Belen, Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Venus Raj, Baron Geisler, Bekimon Synopsis: Years ago, Tina (Andi Eigenmann) was sent away to the United States to live with her aunt because of … Continue reading Pridyider

Just One Summer

Verdict: Do Something Else Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.94 (8 ratings) Genre: Romance, Drama Director: Mac Alejandre Writers: Onay Sales, Emman dela Cruz, Kei Fausto Cast: Julie Anne San Jose, Elmo Magalona, Alice Dixson, Joel Torre, Boboy Garovillo, Cherry Pie Picache, Gloria Romero, Sef Cadayona, Sheena Halili, Steven Silva, Lexi Fernandez, Betong Sumayaw, Maey Bautista, Mon Confiado, Ana Feleo, Diva … Continue reading Just One Summer

Kamera Obskura

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.20 (20 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Raymond Red Writers: Raymond Red and Pen Medina Cast:  Pen Medina, Joel Torre, Nanding Josef, Abe Pagtama, Irene Gabriel, Ping Medina, Suzette Ranillo, Lou Veloso, Archie Adamos, Mads Nicolas, Sue Prado Synopsis:  The narrative plays with the idea of a retro-futurist world where a prisoner locked … Continue reading Kamera Obskura