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Thoughts on Sunod (2019)

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 …

Thoughts on Banal (2019)

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.

Thoughts on Rebello (2009), Short Film by Chetan Raghuram

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).

Thoughts on A Second (2012), Short Film by Aaron Palabyab and Pong Ignacio

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.

Thoughts on Mikhail Red’s Dead Kids

Ever since I saw the coming-of-age thriller “Birdshot” by Mikhail Red, I’ve been conscious of his works. There are three, in particular, I’m very excited to see – Dead Kids (2019), Block Z (2020), Magic Temple (TBA). On December 1st last year, Netflix finally premiered Dead Kids. What are my thoughts? Based on the details Netflix post on their site, I can say that this movie is indeed dark and suspenseful!