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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Movie Digest # 020

Glorietta 4, Cinema 6, August 16, 8:00pm

My first good mainstream, non-indie, Star Cinematic Pinoy film for 2007. Reasons: 1) fresh ang diskarte; 2) well-acted including Angelica Panganiban who looks off at first for the “adult” character; 3) subtle ang pagkakadirek at editing, hindi masyadong given; 4) Maryo J. Delos Reyes indeed is maturing as a film director (from “Laman” then “Magnifico” and “Naglalayag”); and 5) the audience likes it.

Friends who might appreciate it: those who wish to watch a mainstream movie that is not so mainstream.

SM Mall of Asia, Cinema 1, August 20, 4:50pm

This is an action film, a good one, for non-fans of action films. Others may react to “hand-held effect” of the cinematography (also used in “Batman Begins”) but for me, it adds realism to the film. No matter how heroic Jason Bourne (we have the same birth date, hehehe) is, it doesn’t feel phony or “cinematic” at all. It must be the direction and the reliable acting from Joan Allen and Matt Damon.

Friends who might appreciate it: those who are gravely avoiding “A Love Story”.

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