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!!

MOVIE REVIEW: LUCID (Victor Villanueva, 2019)

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Hawig yung style sa What Dreams May Come kung romance version siya written by Gilda Olvidado (or Nerissa Cabral). Hindi ko naintindihan kung sadyang depressed lang sa buhay yung character ni Alessandra de Rossi or nasobrahan lang sa pagkain ng hotdog.

May times na parang feeling ko it could have been successful as a psychological horror film pero mas pinili niya ang Precious Hearts Romance route so ok.

Nung sinabi ni JM de Guzman yung line na “This is what dreams are made of”, I swear muntik na ako mapakanta ng Hey Now ni Hilary Duff.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

MOVIE REVIEW: PATAY NA SI HESUS (Victor Villanueva, 2016)

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It was refreshing to watch a full-length Bisaya film where the punchlines were not people being or speaking Bisaya. Plus points for having a character working as a call center agent who was actually proud of her work.

Overall, it felt rough around the edges with a lot of jokes clearly missing the mark (e.g. the entire Angelina Kanapi sub-plot). But when it didn’t really try hard for cheap laughs, it was a winner (e.g. the entire ‘what is a puke’ discussion).

Also, Chaisters 5evs! ❤️

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published August 17, 2017.)