After leaving and unwanted baggage in an airplane bathroom, Mercy (Angeli Bayani) now has to answer for her actions. Bagahe follows Mercy’s story as she slowly reveals her reasons for leaving her newborn baby behind. Watching Bagahe was like dragging an excessive baggage for almost two hours. This tackles an important issue in society but the execution is not captivating enough. It feels a bit … Continue reading Film Review: Bagahe (2017)
Dolores (Mercedes Cabral) was killed on the night of the procession, and no crime in a small town goes unnoticed. The police, church, and townspeople are off to figure out who is involved and what really happened that night. Directed by Iar Lionel Arondaing, Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig deals with an unforgivable crime, and the an examination of forgiveness, faith, and repentance. It … Continue reading Film Review: Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig (2017)
Starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillian, and John Boyega, The Circle is about privacy, transparency, ethics, and ultimately technology. Mae Holland (Watson), lands a job in one of the most prestigious companies and this shift causes her life to change in ways she never expected. We are now living in an information-age world where social media and technology run people’s lives. That’s why this story, … Continue reading Film Review: The Circle (2017)
Here’s a story. Earlier this year, I planned on going to Europe, you know to visit the usual tourist-y place. I was about to apply for a Europe visa, buy tickets, plan my itinerary, and all that jazz. But then everything changed when I listened to Welcome to the Rock. I am not sure if I was just exhausted, but I found myself crying at the … Continue reading A love letter to Come From Away
DC finally found its footing with Wonder Woman. After many attempts of the DC Extended Universe to create a film that would appeal to critics and fans, they finally have it. Fear not, DCEU, Wonder Woman is here to save you all. Continue reading “Film Review: Wonder Woman (2017)”
Alina Starkov has escaped the Darkling and his dream of using the Fold to wage war on Fjerda and Shu. But running away from the Darkling is not as easy as it seems. Following the Sun Summoner and the tracker, Siege and Storm continues the story of the Grisha and the darkness that the war is bringing. Continue reading “Book Review: Siege and Storm”
2 orphans. 2 worlds. 1 magical society. 1 country.
Alina Starkov is just a typical girl – not so special, has a crush on her best friend, and low maintenance. All her life, she lived a normal life far from the extravagant life of the Grisha, the magical elite lead by the Darkling. When Alina entered the Fold, a dangerous area surrounded by pure darkness and monsters, she discovers something about her that will turn her world upside down. The life she knew will be replaced with lavish clothes, vibrant palace, and a mysterious, seductive boy who will tear Alina’s heart – and their country – into two. Continue reading “Book Review: Shadow and Bone”
Felix Salonga (Khalil Ramos) is an outsider in his own school. In his eyes, no one is worth befriending, no one is interesting enough to pay attention to. But this changed when the Snyder brothers, Magnus (Ethan Salvador) and Maxim (Jameson Blake) transferred to their school. The two troublemakers form a relationship with Felix and things started to change. 2 Cool is a mixture of … Continue reading Film Review: 2 Cool 2 Be 4Gotten (2016)
Anna Craft was killed in the woods. “Killed” is an understatement – she was mutilated, her body parts were scattered, and the man responsible for her death was never put behind bars. Her sister, Alex, was devastated and brokenhearted. She was left in darkness so darkness she became.
The Female of the Species follows 3 characters: Peekay – the preacher’s kid, Jack – a famous boy but with brains and heart, and the main character, Alex – the odd one out. Set in a realistic time where rape culture is prevalent, this novel is impactful, relevant, and hard-hitting. Continue reading “Book Review: The Female of the Species”
Get Out follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) as they visit Rose’s family for Chris to finally meet Rose’s parents after 5 months of dating. The image of a welcoming and warm family slowly breaks as they spend more time in their family house. Continue reading “Film Review: Get Out (2017)”