Aki Red

21  |  DLS-CSB  |  filmmaker

Favorite films

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Kisapmata
  • Chungking Express
  • Cemetery of Splendor

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  • From One Second to the Next

    ★★★★

  • Talking Heads

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths

    ★★★

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  • Talking Heads

    Talking Heads

    ★★★★

    “I wish to live longer.”



    Simple and powerful.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    What I love about Dune is just how expansive the material is as a whole, that I wish to be further immersed in the intricacies of its worlds with more films. I believe that even having it in two parts is not enough. The material this film i based on is worth an entire film series.

    The expansiveness is wonderfully complemented by an equally expansive use of visuals by Villeneuve and sound by Zimmer. It’s an immersive piece of cinema that deserves to be experienced on the biggest screen available.

    Can’t wait for part 2!!

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  • Apocalypse Child

    Apocalypse Child

    ★★★★

    Wonderfully made, richly interwoven character study about adults coming to terms with their neglected childhoods.

    The film captures Baler in all its beauty, and what’s special for me is how it is so well-integrated to the film’s storytelling. Surfing is used as a metaphor for life — learning to go along with the waves, and eventually learning to go against it. There are different layers of storytelling here which fleshes out the psyche of these characters. Mario Cornejo has a…

  • Fan Girl

    Fan Girl

    ★★★★

    Direk Jadaone nearly perfects her craft here, along with Charlie Dizon giving a show-stealing performance making her one of the most exciting young actresses to look out for. 

    The fan wants to be treated as a grown-up, and yet her idolatry for an idealized image exposes her child-like tendencies — easily controlled and manipulated. 

    We see the fan and the actor by night, in a house bathed in darkness. The idealized image formed because of these dark areas unexposed. Revelations…