Shang Cineplex, Cinema 3, June 24, 2pm
Isang magandang pagtanggap ito ng pagbabalik ko sa Eiga Sai (naks!). Hindi sa iniwanan ko ‘yung festival, wala lang talagang time. This year’s edition of Japanese film fest showcases their best of contemporary teen flicks. And I love “Kamikaze Girls”. I was reminded of “Trainspotting” with the art direction but it’s totally different. Nago-overlap ang symbols and metaphors at andaming gustong sabihin n’ung film. But if you’re too lazy to digest everything, that’s fine. You can just view the film as a film about friendship and being our own selves. A must-see.
Friends who might appreciate it: film buffs and J-pop fans.
Glorietta 4, Cinema 4, June 24, 5:10pm
I don’t know about this film. Maybe I was expecting something like “Pay It Forward”. So-so but it’s not that annoying. OK, I’m biased but the Kapuso artists who were Kapamilya before shine the brightest in the film. Marvin Agustin even made an effort to try method acting, which was complemented by the support from Jaclyn Jose, Nash Aguas and Dominic Ochoa. Their episode, “Daddy’s Angel”, is directed by debuting director Dingdong Dantes (yeah, the actor). There’s this really unforgettable scene from the same episode. Habang inuubo si Marvin, dumura s’ya ng dugo. Ang kanyang alagang puting pusa ay lumapit sa sahig at dinilaan ito. Whoa!
Friends who might appreciate it: those who are too happy.