Though only 20.31% of my blog posts are related to film reviews, I 100% love films. It doesn’t matter if it’s an independent film or mainstream. As long as my interest is piqued, I’ll watch it like these three short films I am about to share. A Digital Creator friend of mine shared with me a passion project she’s part of called Sinepanghalina. This a group of young and passionate filmmakers led by the creators of the multi-awarded short films – “Ma?”, “Dungaw” & “Bisperas” that strive to continue making quality socially-relevant horror content for Filipino viewers.
In my previous film review, I mentioned how I was surprised by the number of new shows and movies on Netflix. One of those new entries is Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival. But there are other shows I also wanted to watch so I created a list which I’m slowly getting through. Finally, I was able to see… Sunod (2019) 1h 40min | Horror Director: Carlo Ledesma It centres on a woman who’s desperate to find the cure to her daughter’s illness. She takes a job at a call centre, only to be haunted by the ghost in it. When trailers for the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival was slowly being released, I saw some great ones and not so much. Then I noticed, there wasn’t a horror genre. MMFF always have at least one horror entry yearly. So, I thought maybe there really isn’t one this year. Suddenly, a trailer dropped on Facebook. I scrolled through the post the video played. It was indeed …
I mentioned before that I have my go-to site for movies in case I’m not interested in what Netflix has to offer. Since the release of Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival is now on Netflix, I decided to return. Boy was I surprised by the number of new shows and movies. So, I created a list of the shows and films I wanted to watch. First is Banal, a 2019 Filipino psychological horror movie directed by Peter Abana. The film stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Andrea Brillantes, Taki and Kim Last.
Yes, I rewatched The Twilight Saga on Netflix… late last year. The reason I’m writing about it now is that I stumbled on a YouTube video. Not sure how I got there but I watched the video and boy is the guy funny. The channel is Dylan Is In Trouble. The first video I saw was actually his reaction to the film adaptation of Fallen, the first novel in the Fallen series written by Lauren Kate. The title of his video is Fallen: The Failed Successor to Twilight. I’m not familiar with the series but I heard something about it being a fanfiction which is a cross between Twilight and The Mortal Instruments.
In my previous film review, I mentioned that I’m currently on a Netflix break. So upon checking the films on my other go-to (legit) sites, I stumbled on another French film. But this time it’s an animation and drama. I did a little research but since it’s a French film, I really couldn’t understand all that I read. But I did find out the short animation film was part of the Merlinka Festival. Also known as the International Queer Film Festival Merlinka, this is an annual LGBT-themed film festival which is annually organized in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Podgorica. The Belgrade edition is organized in the Belgrade Youth Center during the second week of December, and it lasts for five days.