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Critic After Dark · 2d ago

MNL 143 (Emerson Reyes, 2012)

Trip to QuiapoYou'd think Emerson Reyes' MNL 143* took inspiration from Jafar Panahi's Tax...
Critic After Dark · 1W ago

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (James Gunn, 2017)

Beat of a different drumThis being a sequel it would be smart of me--obligatory almost--to...
Critic After Dark · 3W ago

Mutya ng Pasig (Pearl of Pasig, Richard Abelardo, 1950)

Love never diesRichard Abelardo's Mutya ng Pasig (Pearl of the Pasig, 1950) at first glance plays like a musical version of Wuthering Heights (Dona Sisang's LVN Pictures was known for its mu...
Critic After Dark · 4W ago

Takaw Tukso (William Pascual)

FourwayI remember watching Takaw Tukso (rough translation: Passion Play, directed by William Pascual, written by Armando Lao) in a wretched 16 mm print years ago: the film would skip and ski...
Critic After Dark · 1M ago

T2 Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)

Choose again  I remember the experience of seeing Trainspotting for the first time --the ...
Critic After Dark · 1M ago

Ghost in the Shell (Rupert Sanders)

Shell sans GhostRupert Sanders' remake of Mamoru Oshii's influential anime Ghost in the Sh...
Critic After Dark · 1M ago

The Devils (Ken Russell)

An obscenityI think The Devils, Ken Russell's fifth big-screen feature, is a culmination o...
Critic After Dark · 1M ago

Beauty and the Beast (Bill Condon)

Furry tailI'll say this much for Disney's live-action remake of their animated feature: it...
Critic After Dark · 2M ago

Get Out (Jordan Peele)

Get who's coming to dinner(WARNING: plot twists and ending to be discussed in detail!)Call...
Critic After Dark · 2M ago

Logan (James Mangold)

Old man(Warning! Plot twists and ending discussed in detail)The good news: James Mangold strikes gold, parlaying the success of his previous superhero production The Wolverine to direct a sequel but on his terms--low-key, character-driven, suffused w...