THE FAREWELL (Lulu Wang, 2019)

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The actual farewell scene completely destroyed me. My poor heart needs time to recover.

Lovely, lovely family film!!

Rating: ★★★★★

HELLCOME HOME (Bobby Bonifacio, 2019)

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Naisip ko talaga it can’t get any worse than Hospicio, but here we are.

I’ve always wanted a film version of American Horror Story: Murder House so thank you Star Cinema and iWant (where this movie was actually better suited) chz.

Since horror movie siya, may bigla na lang sumisigaw every five minutes kahit nakakita lang ng kambing.

Kapag walang sumisigaw, meron naman bumubulong. I’m surprised hindi nila kinuhang sponsor ang Resorts World Manila.

Mas bagay siya na comedy bilang ang isang character ang pangalan ay Baby Starr.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

LATE NIGHT (Nisha Ganatra, 2019)

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It was like Dr. Mindy Lahiri gave up her medical career and disappointed her Asian parents by becoming a comedy writer. Without people like her though, we wouldn’t have these hilarious movies, so you do you Mindy!

It’s also funny that I’ve always associated Emma Thompson’s best work with gorgeous period/costume dramas, but she’s just great in everything she does. I mean, I still think she should have at least gotten an Oscar nomination for her brilliant work in Love Actually.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

1408 (Mikael Håfström, 2007)

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My scariest hotel experience was when a friend (who would never be in charge of our accommodations ever) chose the cheapest one she could find in Agoda for our Hong Kong escapade and the room ended up looking like a former jail cell. The sole “window” was a really tiny square that you couldn’t even reach and was sealed with actual bars. Three whole nights of feeling like a preso. Just wonderful.

At least it was much better than the other HK hotel horror story where a friend slept on a tiled bed with an actual gripo in place of a headboard. Better a former jail cell than a former morgue, I guess.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

 

127 HOURS (Danny Boyle, 2010)

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If I were ever trapped between a rock and a hard place, I probably wouldn’t even survive the first hour because: 1) I have an extremely low tolerance for pain, 2) I couldn’t even drink McDo’s milk tea, let alone my own urine, and 3) I fainted twice during the last twenty minutes of this film.

I’ll reserve all my adventures inside my bedroom thank you.

Rating: ★★★★★