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Fred Said: MOVIES · 2d ago

Review of SMALLER AND SMALLER CIRCLES: Contemptuous Corruption

December 10, 2017Films about solving crimes have a certain fascination from me. Among Filipinos, a good detective movie is a rarity, as rare as a Filipino serial killer, if we are to believe...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 3d ago

Review of SLUMBER: Hypnagogic Hallucinations

December 8, 2017July last year, there was "Before I Wake" (MY REVIEW), a horror film about children and dreams. July this year, there was "Dead Awake" (MY REVIEW), a horror movie about sleep...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 4d ago

Review of ANG LARAWAN: Indelibly Inspiring

December 7, 2017When one is asked about National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, invariably the first play of his that comes to mind is "A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino." This was a...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 6d ago

Review of WONDER: Tugging at our Tears

December 6, 2017August "Auggie" Pullman was born with a rare facial deformity and had been subjected to a series of surgeries to make him look better. He grew up sheltered and home-schooled ...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 1W ago

Review of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017): Sharp Shrewd Sleuthing

November 29, 2017There had already been an excellent film adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel "Murder on the Orient Express" back in 1974, directed by Sidney Pollack. It was nominated for ...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 2W ago

Review of THE SNOWMAN: Sedated Suspense

November 24, 2017It is always exciting to catch a well-plotted crime suspense thriller. "The Snowman" was based on a novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø, the seventh book in his series about ...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 2W ago

Review of COCO: Ancestral Approval

November 25, 2017When I first saw the trailer of this new Pixar movie "Coco", I was turned off by the several similar elements to another animated film, "The Book of Life" (Jorge R. Gutierre...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 2W ago

Review of BRAWL ON CELL BLOCK 99: Viciously Violent Vaughn

November 23, 2017The few times I have seen a Vince Vaughn movie, they had been wacky comedies, like "Dodgeball" (2004), "Wedding Crashers" (2005) or, more recently "The Internship" (2013). S...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 2W ago

C1 ORIGINALS 2017: Review of HISTORIOGRAPHIKA ERRATA: Interesting but Inconsonant

November 21, 2017Thanks to the very long vacation break brought about by the ASEAN Conference in the city last week, this is the first time I had actually been able to catch all 7 of the Ful...
Fred Said: MOVIES · 3W ago

Review of JUSTICE LEAGUE: Heroes in Harmony

November 20, 2017I grew up on DC Comics than Marvel. My favorite comic books as a child were about the Justice League of America, particularly JLA No. 10 about "The Fantastic Fingers of Feli...