magallanes

magallanes

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my idea of continuous education

Favorite films

  • Collective
  • Balangiga: Howling Wilderness
  • The Godfather
  • Children of Men

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

  • Eternals

    ★★★★

  • From What Is Before

    ★★★★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

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  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★★

    I guess I appreciate Eternals more because I’ve watched some of Chloe Zhao’s films and she has a way with fleshing out characters. Aside from the signature look of her films, Chloe Zhao is also so good with making her characters be one with the environment and all of these, you can see in Eternals. This is also, I think, what is lacking with some of Marvel films which is the sense of trying new or being unique and I…

  • From What Is Before

    From What Is Before

    ★★★★½

    My first Lav Diaz slow film. I have to watch this in four parts. But everytime, even if it's slow cinema, I’m so engrossed with every scene because of an almost perfect recreation of what you might feel when you are in that environment. Cinematography is also great and black and white just works so well.

    This film, above all, in a creative way tells the story of the Philippines through the metaphor of a small barrio with its unfortunates, its enemies and traitors and its silent heroes.

    "duwag ako kaibigan, takot ako sa hindi ko alam"

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    My first Wong Kar Wai is a bittersweet experience. So good in delivering the message. Perfectly stylish and cuts deep. So melancholic that makes me want to go to a mountain and whisper a secret to forget forever too.

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    Another childhood gem right here. I remember watching this in a neighbor’s house with a lot of kids from the neighborhood lol.

    Rewatching this surely gives me nostalgia. I realize how this has a lot of heart. Even though it’s also obvious how this is from the 2000s with its CGI, editing and romantic bits. Even if that’s the case, the story never got lost and there’s a lot of exciting moments from classic characters.
    I felt like if you want to recommend someone a sample superhero movie, this is what you can think of.