MOVIE REVIEW: BASTA’T KASAMA KITA (Rory Quintos, 1995)

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How To Eat Talangka (aka Baby Crabs) According To Alex:

“First, you open the door. And then sawsaw mo sa suka. Binigar! Like that. And then divided by two. One you eat like that. Then rice, okay? Then the other one you eat also like that. Understood?”

I mean, seriously, why wouldn’t the Princess of Bavaria fall in love with him (chimes and music and all), especially if he looked very much like peak Aga Muhlach?

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published January 21, 2019.)

MOVIE REVIEW: ANAK (Rory Quintos, 2000)

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Although saddled by melodramatic conventions, this film was still a truthful depiction of the OFW life and its adverse effects on the core of a Pinoy family.

“Kung hindi mo ako kayang ituring bilang isang ina, respetuhin mo na lang ako bilang isang tao.” Ang sakit sakit naman, Ate Vi. 😭😭😭

Eh yung gusto ko talagang saktan si Carla (Claudine Barretto). As in Mon Tulfo in the airport level ganun. Ang effective nya bilang bwiset na ingrata haha!

I liked how they subverted the villain stereotype in one scene. Bad girl si Carla so more yosi. Tapos biglang sinabayan ng nanay nya. Ang galing.

Hindi ko nga maintindihan bakit sya galit na galit kay Ate Vi. Si Michael (Baron Geisler) nga giant dictionary ang nakuhang pasalubong tapos tahimik lang.

Rating: ★★★★☆