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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 settle down. What she doesn’t know is that Rene is gay and that he’s in love with his driver, Levi (Kristoffer King). Rene is far too shy and reserved to ever admit his love, but one weekend, his inhibitions go away as he takes a trip to the seaside with his beloved driver, who might be hiding a secret of his own. When they return to the city, neither is prepared to deal with the consequences of his actions. (Click the City)

Running time: 95 mins.

Trailer: Not available

Reviews:

2.5          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

Salo is a surprising work. Unlike most pink films, Jacinto engages and dives into his narrative – frame after frame – with hardly a spoken word. In fact, most of the spoken lines are left hanging, i.e. there’s hardly an exchange of words. This eventually creates semblance of mood and nuances.” (Read full review)

1.5           Philbert Dy (Click the City)

Salo just isn’t trying hard enough. It apes the appearance of the pink films of yesteryear, but offer none of the substance. It offers up an intriguing if well trod premise that challenges social convention and personal identity, but it doesn’t have the wherewithal to really explore the issues.” (Read full review)

Mainit

Verdict: Avoid Like the Plague

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.00 (2 ratings)

Genre: Sexy, Drama

Director: Fellyx Honeyfield

Cast: Lorraine Lopez, Paolo Rivero, Romano Vasquez

Synopsis: A woman addicted to sex struggles with her passions. Her salvation seemingly arrives when she falls in love, but her partner reveals a darker side that she’s unready to deal with.

Running time: 95 mins.

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Reviews:

1.0        Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It espouses sexual liberation over the traditional marital goals, portraying a woman who is able to find more happiness with her own desires than a husband. One would be tempted to call the film progressive if it wasn’t so aggressively exploitative. In its most dramatic scene, with the main character feeling all her regret, contemplating suicide, the camera tilts down to catch a glimpse of her panties.” (Read full review)

1.0        Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“The most jarring part comes when Angelita finally realizes lessons learned from this narrative clutter: ‘Ang prostitution at ang kasal, pareho lang! Pag-aari ka n’ya!’ How absolutely insightful.” (Read full review)