MOVIE REVIEW: YOURS TRULY, SHIRLEY (Nigel Santos, 2019)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

Sayang kasi maayos pa naman si Ate Reg lalo na dun sa subtle iyak moments niya habang nangungulila sa yumaong asawa (Romnick Sarmenta, na may hawak ng secret location ng Fountain of Youth). Winner yung pancit scene niya. Also, ganda ng make-up niya dito. Lakas maka-fresh at makabata ng 10 years.

Sana lang hindi masyadong trying hard magpatawa yung movie. Best moment for me nung nagmano ang friend nila dun sa matandang afam na jowa nung isa pa nilang friend. Worst yung lahat ng eksena ni Dennis Padilla (who also almost ruined Unforgettable), stuck in his corny 90’s comedy acting.

Other random thoughts:

• Ang apt lang nung American Beauty petals scene.
• Ang lakas ni Ate Reg at kayang mag-lift ng isang bayong ng kamias gamit lang ang isang braso.
• Nakaka-LSS yung single ni Jhameson Khervyn (pero nakakairita yung actor kung sino man siya).
• Sinong tao ang mag-iisip na merong isang piling ng talong? Yung totoo?
• Nakakatuwa yung cameo sa dulo at reference sa Heaven Resort.

Oh well, sabi ko nga ang sayang. In Regine-speak, kulang talaga siya ng “Woooooohhhh!”.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS 2019 SCORECARD

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Best Feature-Length Film

1. Sila-Sila (Giancarlo Abrahan) – ★★★☆☆
2. Metamorphosis (J.E. Tiglao) – ★★☆☆☆
3. Tia Madre (Eve Baswel) – ★★☆☆☆
4. Lucid (Victor Villanueva) – ★★☆☆☆
5. Tayo Muna Habang Hindi Pa Tayo (Denise O’Hara) – ★★☆☆☆
6. Yours Truly, Shirley (Nigel Santos) – ★★☆☆☆
7. Utopia (Dustin Celestino) – ★☆☆☆☆
8. O (Kevin Dayrit) – ★☆☆☆☆

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

1. Gio Gahol (Sila-Sila)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

1. Alessandra de Rossi (Lucid)
2. Cherie Gil (Tia Madre)
3. Jana Agoncillo (Tia Madre)
4. Regine Velasquez (Yours Truly, Shirley)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

1. Ricky Davao (Metamorphosis)
2. Topper Fabregas (Sila-Sila)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

1. Iana Bernardez (Metamorphosis)
2. Yayo Aguila (Metamorphosis)

Best Short Film

1. Ang Gasgas na Plaka ni Lolo Bert (Janina Gacosta, Cheska Marfori) – ★★★★☆
2. Sa Among Agwat (Don Senoc) – ★★★★☆
3. The Slums (Jan Andrei Cobey) – ★★★★☆
4. Ang Lumunod sa Atin (Sonia Marie Regalario) – ★★★☆☆
5. Sa Gitna ng Lungsod (Ivan Cortez) – ★★☆☆☆
6. Last 2 3 4! (Genevieve Ofania) – ★★☆☆☆

Until next year!!