Best Performances of the Decade So Far (Nos. 60-41)

Chynna Ortaleza, #Y (2014) Character: Abbie, a frazzled suicide hotline operator who is befriended by her caller Ortaleza’s amiable turn as a hotline operator who goes out of her way to reach out to a troubled teen is a collective wish-fulfillment for our longing for genuine connection in an age of normalized fleeting, often hollow, … Continue reading Best Performances of the Decade So Far (Nos. 60-41)

Best Performances of the Decade So Far (2010 to 2014)

Performance has always been one of Philippine cinema’s most popular film elements. We know, of course, that it is just but one of myriad components that make up a film. Yet when we watch movies, we tend to ask “Who’s in it?” rather than “Who made it?” Still, no one would argue that actors can make … Continue reading Best Performances of the Decade So Far (2010 to 2014)

Lihis

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.58 (6 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Joel Lamangan Writer: Ricardo Lee Cast: Jake Cuenca, Joem Bascon, Lovi Poe, Isabelle Daza, Gloria Diaz, Racquel Villavicencio Synopsis: The film splits itself between two timelines. In 2006, Ada (Isabelle Daza) is basing her thesis on a massacre that occurred twenty years prior in a village called Acacia. … Continue reading Lihis

Sana Dati

Verdict: Essential Viewing Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.63 (15 ratings) Genre: Drama Writer/Director: Jerrold Tarog Cast: Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Benjamin Alves, Ria Garcia, TJ Trinidad Synopsis: Andrea (Lovi Poe) is to be married to former politician Robert (TJ Trinidad). The couple, along with friends and family, assembles at a hotel to do just that. But the arrival of videographer Dennis (Paulo … Continue reading Sana Dati

The Bride and the Lover

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.60 (5 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Joel Lamangan Writer: Rody Vera Cast: Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Ahron Villena, Alex Castro, Ariel Ureta, Boboy Garovillo, Carla Dunareanu, Carmi Martin, Hayden Kho, Joem Bascon, Kat Alano, Snooky Serna, Tim Yap, Timmy Cruz Synopsis: The movie begins with the wedding of Philip and Vivian (Paolo … Continue reading The Bride and the Lover

Shake, Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.65 (12 ratings) Genre: Horror, Suspense Director: Chito Roño Writers: Ricky Lee, Rody Vera, Roy Iglesias Cast: Carlo Aquino, Dennis Padilla, Dennis Trillo, Dimples Romana, Empress Schuck, Herbert Bautista, Janice de Belen, Lovi Poe, Makisig Morales, Paolo Avelino, Ronnie Lazaro, Snooky Serna, Vhong Navarro, AJ Dee, Albie Casino, Alex Castro, Anna Vicente, Arlene Muhlach, … Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll 14: The Invasion

Thy Womb

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.00 (44 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Brillante Ma Mendoza Writer: Henry Burgos Cast: Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Mercedes Cabral, Lovi Poe Synopsis: Shaleha Sarail (Aunor) hails from a water-village in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi. The province is a seaweed producing area in the southern most part of the Philippines down to the Malaysian and Indonesian archipelagos. … Continue reading Thy Womb

Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.50 (26 ratings) Genre: Horror, Action Director: Erik Matti Writers: Erik Matti and Ronald Stephen Monteverde Cast: Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Roi Vinzon, Ramonn Bautista, LJ Reyes, Mike Gayoso, Rina Reyes, Roldan Aquino Synopsis: Makoy (Dingdong Dantes) arrives in the provincial village of Pulupandan to win back the … Continue reading Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles

Guni-Guni

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.12 (13 ratings) Genre: Horror Writer/Director: Tara Illenberger Cast: Lovi Poe, Benjamin Alves, Empress Shuck, James Blanco, Gina Alajar, Julia Clarete, Neil Ryan Sese, Ria Garcia, Gerald Pesigan Synopsis:  Mylene (Lovi Poe) is a medical student. She lives in a boarding house run by Tatay Nanding (Jaime Fabregas), an elderly gentleman suffering from … Continue reading Guni-Guni

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Verdict: Proceed with Caution Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.69 (18 ratings) Genre: Drama Writer/Director: Jun Lana Cast: Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Jericho Rosales, Dennis Trillo, Paulo Avelino, Lovi Poe, Carla Abellana, Solenn Heusaff, Ronaldo Valdez, Agot Isidro, Eula Caballero Synopsis: Three stories of people and the secrets that tear them apart. A man is torn between his … Continue reading Yesterday Today Tomorrow