SILLY RED SHOES (James Mayo, 2019)

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Huy bakit ang lakas magpakilig ng KyCine? Sobrang cute nila together at plus point pa na marunong sila pareho umarte. Nadagdagan na naman ang mga paborito kong love teams. Given the right break, sure ako todo sikat ang dalawang batang ‘to.

Nagustuhan ko yung pagkahabi ng fantasy element dun sa main daddy issues storyline. Feeling ko nga with a few tweaks ay maganda siya na full-length feature. (Or siguro it was easier for me to overlook the flaws din kasi free sa iWant?) Still, na-enjoy ko talaga siya.

Ang galing pa ng supporting cast with Herbert Bautista (potential comeback soon?), the always dependable Anna Luna, and the biggest surprise here Karen Reyes (ghorl mahusay ka pala sa iyakan?).

Ganda nung confrontation scene with all five characters in the frame. At yung signature (?) lakad-lakad sequence ng director na nagpaalala sa ‘kin nung impressive breaking the fourth wall scene sa Kuya Wes.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

KUYA WES (James Mayo, 2018)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

Beauty as power, loneliness as a weakness, the underlying sadness of being underappreciated, the constant struggles of the working class. I really wish the movie was able to explore these further, especially with more developed characters. Overall, a fine effort with some really good perfomances.

I liked Ogie Alcasid in the titular role, even if his delivery oddly reminded me of his Angelina character in Bubble Gang. Ina Raymundo was an effective villain slash uber user. Bwiset na bwiset ako sa kanya. And can the wonderful Moi Bien always be part of this annual festival?

Lakas ng tawa ko sa eyebrows gag. Not a fan of the shaky cam, but that chilling scene that ended with a breaking the fourth wall moment was unexpected and powerful.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published August 7, 2018.)