REKORDER (Mikhail Red, 2013)

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Style trumped substance in this promising filmmaker’s debut. It’s not always a bad thing, right?

Rekorder felt like a Lawrence Fajardo movie shot through the lens of Raymond Red. Gritty & experimental, yet fell short of being compelling.

It had keen observations on current technology and our society, but felt very showy, like a really good thesis for Film 101.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published August 7, 2013.)

THE JANITOR (Michael Tuviera, 2014)

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In Michael Tuviera’s The Janitor, Dennis Trillo had a workout montage done in the weirdest places. When he took a shower after, my brain kept screaming, “Pasma!”. It was all downhill from there.

This was just a badly-recycled Lawrence Fajardo movie.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

(Originally published August 4, 2014.)