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Thoughts on The Call (2020)

Please do not confuse this with the 2013 crime thriller The Call starring Halle Berry. The Call (2020) is a South Korean film starring Park Shin-hye which based on the 2011 British and Puerto Rican film The Caller. The Call (2020) Call (original title) Directed & Written by Chung-Hyun Lee | Horror, Mystery, Thriller Connected by phone in the same home but 20 years apart, a serial killer puts another woman’s past — and life — on the line to change her own fate. THE REVIEW Just a few seconds into the film, I was slowly captivated by the colours. Yes, it is sad and dull. But there is beauty even though it is a sombre colour palette. Besides that, the transitions are fitting as well. From locating the missing smartphone of our lead character, a Galaxy Note 9 (not sponsored) to be exact, the scene slowly and beautifully transitioned to a brain scan.

Thoughts on The Panti Sisters (2019)

I am a fan of Jun Lana’s Die Beautiful, a 2016 drama and comedy film that premiered at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award while the lead actor, Paolo Ballesteros won Best Actor. Die Beautiful (2016) garnered the attention it received. In fact, the film deserves more because of its beautiful narrative and lovable characters. So when I heard Jun Lana has another film starring Paolo Ballesteros and Christian Bables together with Martin del Rosario, I was excited. The film is called The Panti Sisters which was an entry to the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Unfortunately, I missed the festival last year but this week, the film finally arrived on Netflix.

Our 30-Minute Sessions | JFF Plus: Online Festival 2020 Review

After loving the musical comedy Lady Maiko (2014), the next film I watched that day was Our 30-Minute Sessions (2020). Just a little context, I usually do not read the synopsis or watch trailers. Well, in this case, maybe I have seen a short presentation during the JFF Plus press briefing. But I did not know which film it was. Having that said, I was continuously surprised by each film, one of which is Our 30-Minute Sessions (2020).

Lady Maiko | JFF Plus: Online Festival 2020 Review

A thousand thanks. I beseech your pardon. The pleasure will be mine. These are three sentences you’ll always hear (or, maybe read is the correct word) the characters say in the film Lady Miko. Honestly, I like it because it’s beautiful to hear like a piece of music. Their language and most importantly the story filled with the colourful melody made Lady Miko, a 2014 musical comedy one of my favourites in the first JFF Plus: Online Festival.