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  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★½

    I got to watch this before it blasts off our theaters thanks to Spider-Man, & wow this is leaps and bounds better than Bohemian Rhapsody! And yes I'm still bitter about that awful, awful film.

    It's just hard not to compare the two. Both films are music biopics with queer men at the center of their narratives, directed by the same man. Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody though, this film isn't ashamed of their lead character's homosexuality & their excessive personality & aesthetic. It helps…

  • Billie and Emma

    Billie and Emma

    ★★★★

    I can nitpick this movie to death - it tries to do a lot which it couldn't serve properly - but fuck just look at that poster!

    It's so tender, innocent & gay!

    It's the movie in a nutshell! I can't hate this!

    That note passing montage alone is so fucking adorable I felt kilig without rolling my eyes & that rarely happens!

    P.S.

    RIP Chubi you will be missed

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  • Ulan

    Ulan

    ★★★★½

    So many people are going to be surprised at how radically different Irene Villamor's latest movie is. Instead of making something similar to Meet Me in St. Gallen or Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story - which she also wrote & directed - & adding tikbalangs in the mix, she crafts a vast tale about a woman who wants nothing more than to love & be loved even if fate & Filipino politicians keep getting in her way, using Filipino folklore to expand its…

  • Alone/Together

    Alone/Together

    ★★★★½

    "For the people we once were"

    Alone/Together feels like a slight letdown after Antoinette Jadaone's masterful Never Not Love You last year, if you are expecting the same pragmatic take on millenial relationships, but this movie isn't about that at all.

    This is a tale of a woman slowly finding the strength to move past her mistakes & disappointments, & the courage to face the world again. It just happens to have a romance between Enrique Gil & Liza Soberano, and they are…