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  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Departed

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

  • Great Freedom

    ★★★★

  • Yuni

    ★★★

  • City of Flowers

    ★★★

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  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    I’m not a fan of remakes and Renate Reinsve is perfect and a goddess but I can’t help but think of an American version of this with Dakota Johnson playing as Julie.

    I love this. Embarrassingly and narcissistically so. I know a writer who used to tell me that there are very few movies about what it’s like being in 30s but I’m glad there’s been several of them lately. Adele (not a movie) and tick, tick…BOOM! to name a few and now this.

  • Great Freedom

    Great Freedom

    ★★★★

    Being fearless is great freedom. Can’t wait for Passages!!!!

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  • The Kingmaker

    The Kingmaker

    ★★★★★

    The Kingmaker key takeaways:

    Imelda Marcos, biggest clout chaser. Talo pa ‘ko.
    Sandro Marcos, the shadiest. He shaded two presidents in his ballot.
    The Marcoses, delusional thieves.
    Duterte, a puppet. 
    Filipino people are grateful and forgiving, pero I hope we never forget.

    I sat at the back and nakakakilabot panoorin yung mga ulo ng mga tao na nanunuod attentively sa isang docu na basically telling us not to repeat what happened during the Marcos regime. And it’s from an American…

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis

    ★★½

    Lahat naman tayo may sikreto. Pero hindi lahat ng sikreto ay masama.

    There is literally a caterpillar, a cocoon , and a butterfly in the movie. And there are also scenes of Adam, our lead character, covered in kulambo in fetal position. There’s also a scene where Adam mixes vinegar and soy sauce. Metaphors. Metamorphosis. 

    In its aim to spread awareness about its delicate subject, it settles to predictable, formulaic, melodramatic story, and not to mention scenes that are too…