Everything Wrong With ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’

How Epic Was Goyo's Epic Fail? TBA Productions and Jerrold Tarog reached a “new high” with Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. It’s generally well recieved by both audience and critics. Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is longer, bigger, slower, crispier, brighter, lighter than its predecessor---the flag-burning, blood boiling, gushing, fist-pumping, hatemongering, frothing at the mouth Heneral Luna.… Continue reading Everything Wrong With ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’

Goyo was the worst, ’til I saw BuyBust

Thought 'Goyo' was already the worst well-received movie of the year. But after watching Erik Matti's latest, I guess we now have a winner. BuyBust/Anne Curtis rips Goyo/Paulo Avelino's pretty face to shreds. Gloriously. Imagine that. Would probably make a good movie. Save for one action sequence fueled by a punk rock song, where Anne… Continue reading Goyo was the worst, ’til I saw BuyBust

2017: Movies & Music Year-end List

Movies I missed some pretty big movies this year. Just like the previous year. And the year before that. And the year before the year before that. And the year before the year before... Oh, this could go on forever. By "pretty big", I mean movies like Blade Runner 2049 and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Or… Continue reading 2017: Movies & Music Year-end List

Bliss (Jerrold Tarog, 2017)

Bliss is a well-crafted little film, an elaborate tease tinged with mild voltage of shock, a psycho-sexual thriller that approaches but never quite reaches the level of mind-fuck. The movie's a clever play on parallels: Iza Calzado's showbiz career with that of Jane Ciego; Jane's to that of Abigail, the protagonist in Bliss; Jane's real-life… Continue reading Bliss (Jerrold Tarog, 2017)