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  • Ulan

    Ulan

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    "Chungking Depress"

    Never seen a Filipino movie quite like this. Mixes folklore-inspired childlike sensibilities with adult romance; equal amounts magic realism and coming-of-age. Nadine Lustre and Irene Villamor both in their career-best. That "Heto Na Naman" tune will be stuck in my head for a while. One of the films that will make you reaffirm your love for cinema. And that ending! I could probably watch it countless times and still not get tired of it. Salute to all strong women out there!

    P.S. This would've been a great double feature with Elise.

  • An Elephant Sitting Still

    An Elephant Sitting Still

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    Have you ever felt betrayed by the world? Director Hu Bo lets us experience a life filled with frustrations, anger, guilt, and grief; a life that is filled with people who hurt and are hurt. There is one scene in the film where Wei Bu is informed that their school will soon be demolished as a step to cleanse the city of dirty places, and it sets one of the central themes explored in the film. It begs to ask…