Counting Planes: ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ Review

I first visited Hong Kong in 1996. My relatives there are relatively well-off, ensuring all I've heard are stories of how great it is to live there. I was 11: naive in many ways to the world, and most especially the plight of so many Filipinos living as domestic helpers. The day we were set to…

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[OPINION] Let’s Talk About MMFF 2015

Maybe some of you have not heard about this yet, but our Congress approved a motion to abolish all MMFF committees due to alleged irregularities a couple of days back. The buzz over MMFF 2015 the matter has been pretty quiet outside of certain online circles, and local news outlets – dominated, as they have…

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Honor Thy Father Review: Of Sinners and Fathers

Honor Thy Father presents a world where morals are conveniently forsaken in service of "higher" virtues. There is nothing but scumbags and hypocrites. That is the reality in which Honor Thy Father, Erik Matti’s latest film, operates in. Its characters con their neighbors for the quick accumulation of wealth, justifying their actions through some pretense of moral value.…

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2015 MMFF Preview

Christmas 2015 is finally here! For local cinemas, this signals the start of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival. Every theater (except for IMAX) will feature only 2015 MMFF film entries. Don't fret, however, as What's A Geek has got you covered. Here's our quick guide to all the 2015 MMFF entries: All You Need Is…

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Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 Review

A complete hoot Shake, Rattle, & Roll anthologies aside, MMFF sequels are generally terrible cash-grabs. They may be much larger than their predecessors but they’re certainly hollow. Fortunately, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 is another clear exception to this problem. Kubot begins where Tiktik left off: Makoy (Dingdong Dantes) and Sonia’s family flee Pulupandan after…

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English Only, Please Review

A fun future for romantic comedies English Only, Please is the exclamation point to a banner year from Antoinette Jadaone. As I’ve repeated time and time again, Jadaone should be given more mainstream projects. She manages to make clichéd local romcoms fresher than new each time. Her characters are always full of life. The dialogue…

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