Ever since I stumbled upon FilmDoo (Doo is Thai for to watch or see), I’ve been discovering more and more beautiful films. Sure, some are short but I’m 100% sure you haven’t seen them. Well, unless you constantly attend film festivals or follow news about upcoming independent films then you probably know and seen most of their selection. But since I am only able to watch on certain weekends, I am happy with FilmDoo’s selections one of which is the 8-minute film “Rebello” (2009).
I’ll be upfront. Shunsuke Daitō, a Japanese actor used to be the apple of my eye. 🙂 So when I heard he was filming “37 Seconds”, I got curious and researched about it. After reading what was available online, I realised I wanted to watch it because of the story and most especially because of the actress. You see Hikari’s debut film features first-time actor Mei Kayama who has cerebral palsy. The film “37 Seconds” gives us a rare, authentic; not to mention, beautiful view into the world of a young woman with cerebral palsy.
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen Netflix Original zombie series and don’t want any level of spoilers, then turn back now. But if you don’t mind, well you can stay and read. This is a short roundup as well as my thoughts on Netflix’s Kingdom Season 1 and 2 plus a few expectations for the next season. Again, this is about the Netflix series, okay?
“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” was released exclusively on Netflix on February 12th. Though I saw the trailers and of course, fans’ posts all over social media, I didn’t jump into it right away like I usually do. The main reason is the contentment I felt after watching “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” To make things simpler, let me share two paragraphs from my review of Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
This is a classic case of me falling in love with a film even though it only ran for 5 minutes. Yes, as mentioned in my previous film review, short length film have the power to convey their message faster and stronger. In Aaron Palabyab and Pong Ignacio’s film “A Second” (2012), it gave me more than that. But first, let’s talk about the film.