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)

Best Performances of the Decade So Far (Nos. 80-61)

Jess Mendoza, The Natural Phenomenon of Madness (2011) Character: Unnamed, a young man forced to reckon with the consequences of a past crime he committed How can you make viewers interested in a rapist character? First you ensure that the character is multidimensional enough to warrant attention, and then you cast an actor sensitive enough … Continue reading Best Performances of the Decade So Far (Nos. 80-61)

Ad Ignorantiam

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.00 (5 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Armando Y. Lao Writers: Zig M. Dulay, Armando Y. Lao Cast: Ina Feleo, Kristoffer King, Kimmy Maclang, Allan Paule, Racqual Villavicencio Synopsis: When Donna Reyes (Ina Feleo) is robbed in the middle of a bustling Quezon City overpass, she’s hard pressed to find the thief. But with the … Continue reading Ad Ignorantiam

Oros

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.10 (19 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Paul Sta. Ana Writers: Paul Sta.Ana and Obet Villela Cast:  Kristoffer King, Kristoffer Martin, Tanya Gomez, Kim Komatsu, Diva Montelaba, Angelita Raymundo Synopsis:  The film is set in a decadent world where even death becomes a provider.  In a country where a cadaver may serve as … Continue reading Oros

Captive

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.94 (18 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Brillante Mendoza Writers: Brillante Mendoza, Boots Agbayani Pastor, Arlyn dela Cruz Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Ronnie Lazaro, Angel Aquino, Rustica Carpio, Raymond Bagatsing, Sid Lucero, Mercedes Cabral, Che Ramos, Madeleine Nicolas, Mon Confiado, Neil Ryan Sese, Coco Martin, Baron Geisler, Maria Isabel Lopez, Joel Torre, Kristoffer King, Bernard Palanca, Perry … Continue reading Captive

Salo

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.00 (2 ratings) Genre: Drama, Pink Film Writer/Director: Miko Jacinto Cast: Kristoffer King, Paolo Rivero, Perla Bautista, Jeff Luna, Anita Linda Synopsis: Rene (Paolo Rivero) is supporting his ailing grandmother by running the family business. His grandmother's friend is constantly trying to set him up with various women, hoping that he'll finally … Continue reading Salo

Taksikab

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.30 (5 ratings) Genre: Drama Writer/Director: Archie Del Mundo Cast: Dustin Jose, Jess Mendoza, Kevin Vitug, Kristoffer King, Marcus Cabrera, Ray An Dulay, Tony Lapena Synopsis: A forlorn taxi driver has decided to share his true feelings with his callboy best friend, only to be turned away as the callboy … Continue reading Taksikab