FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: MMFF 2019 SCORECARD

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Best Feature-Length Film

1. WRITE ABOUT LOVE (Crisanto Aquino) – ★★★★☆
2. MINDANAO (Brillante Mendoza) – ★★★☆☆
3. MIRACLE IN CELL NO. 7 (Nuel Naval) – ★★★☆☆
4. SUNOD (Carlo Ledesma) – ★★☆☆☆
5. CULION (Alvin Yapan) – ★★☆☆☆
6. MISSION UNSTAPABOL: THE DON IDENTITY (Michael Tuviera) – ★★☆☆☆
7. THE MALL, THE MERRIER (Barry Gonzalez) – ★☆☆☆☆
8. 3POL TROBOL: HULI KA BALBON! (Rodel Nacianceno) – ★☆☆☆☆

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

1. ROCCO NACINO (Write About Love)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

1. JUDY ANN SANTOS (Mindanao)
2. MILES OCAMPO (Write About Love)
3. CARMINA VILLARROEL (Sunod)
4. IZA CALZADO (Culion)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

1. JC SANTOS (Miracle in Cell No. 7)
2. JOEM BASCON (Write About Love)
3. JOHN ARCILLA (Miracle in Cell No. 7)
4. ALLEN DIZON (Mindanao)
5. JOJIT LORENZO (Miracle in Cell No. 7)
6. JOEL TORRE (Miracle in Cell No. 7)
7. MON CONFIADO (Miracle in Cell No. 7)
8. SOLIMAN CRUZ (Miracle in Cell No. 7)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

1. MERYLL SORIANO (Culion)
2. KRYSTAL BRIMNER (Sunod)
3. YUNA TANGOG (Mindanao)
4. JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH (Culion)

Until next year!!

MOVIE REVIEW: SUNOD (Carlo Ledesma, 2019)

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To be fair, ang daming visually-arresting images dito lalo na yung mukhang natatabunan ng lupa at yung use ng red string. May feel siya ng current Hollywood horror movie. Yung di puro cheap jump scares na lang. Kaso problema rin na hindi siya nakakatakot at all.

Aliw na aliw ako sa call center setting na nasa isang abandoned hospital tapos literal na production floor na agad paglabas ng elevator. Ano kayang mga grievance and appeals ng mga agents dito maliban sa amoy chloroform tapos parang nagtitipid sila ng kuryente?

Lakas ng tawa ko nung yung COO ng company na si Mylene Dizon ay nagmamasid sa mga agents mula sa second floor at nakikinig sa call-handling skills nila. Kabog niya lahat ng kilala kong terror QAs. Tenga lang pala niya ang katapat ng call monitoring systems. Feedback agad for immediate coaching.

Hindi ako masyadong impressed noon kay Krystal Brimner sa Honor Thy Father. Pero iba ang galing niya dito as a possessed girl. Ang ganda ng transitions niya from being helpless and innocent to sinister and creepy.

The best for me na hindi si Susan Africa ang may TB dito for a change. Kaso kelangan ba talaga na gawin siya kamukha nung internet viral sensation na si Momo?

Rating: ★★☆☆☆