GET OUT (Jordan Peele, 2017)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Get Out: 1. It was probably around the 40-minute mark when the mostly white houseguests were excitedly fawning over Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) that I realized this film had the exact same setup as Shake Rattle and Roll 2: Aswang. Chris was obviously Portia (Manilyn Reynes) and his white girlfriend Rose […]

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HACKSAW RIDGE (Mel Gibson, 2016)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Hacksaw Ridge: 1. I would usually go into an epileptic seizure whenever a blatantly religious film would smack me over the head with its outright themes of spirituality and salvation (refer to The Shack). Now here was the story of a soldier with such unwavering faith that he didn’t want […]

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THE SHACK (Stuart Hazeldine, 2017)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on The Shack: 1. Like with most Christian films (e.g. God’s Not Dead), my entire viewing experience felt like getting continuously whacked on the head by a Bible for two hours until I eventually started speaking in tongues. My dear blessed brothers and sisters, please don’t get me wrong. I’m not […]

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ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Arrival: 1. Whenever I watch these alien invasion films, I always find comfort in the fact that these creatures very rarely attacked our country. In this one, they sent twelve pods in twelve different territories and not even one bothered to settle in (or anywhere near) the Philippines. They must […]

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RINGS (F. Javier Gutierrez, 2017)

SPOILER ALERT!! My notes on Rings: 1. Huge advancements in technology had not been kind at all to this tired, old franchise. Fifteen years ago, a long-haired girl in a white kamison crawling out of a television screen might have been considered scary. But very much like VHS tapes, this type of horror now felt […]

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