Days of Being Wild (1990)

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Ah fei zing zyun” (original title)

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau

Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his real birth mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions. Two women have the bad luck to fall for Yuddy. One is a quiet lass named Su Lizhen who works at a sports arena, while the other is a glitzy showgirl named Mimi. Perhaps due to his unresolved Oedipal issues, he passively lets the two compete for him, unable or unwilling to make a choice. As Lizhen slowly confides her frustration to a cop named Tide, he falls for her. The same is true for Yuddy’s friend Zeb, who falls for Mimi. Later, Yuddy learns of his birth mother’s whereabouts and heads out to the Philippines.

★★★✮☆ 

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Threesome (1994)

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Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin

Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room. At first, relations among the three are tense. Soon, however, Alex falls for Eddy, and Stuart lusts after Alex. Eddy comes to realize not only that he’s gay, but that he’s attracted to Stuart. The three pledge not to act on any romantic (or lustful) feelings with each other, and become close friends . . . while bottling up a lot of sexual tension.

★★★☆☆

So much feels. (Only I, and my closest friends could get this.)

You’re My Boss (2015)

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Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Stars: Toni Gonzaga, Coco Martin

A woman who is looking for acceptance, who’s looking for love, who wants to be appreciated and who wants to belong find what she’s looking for from her personal assistant.

★★★✮☆

This one’s actually cute. Though hindi ko masyadong gusto ang plot, maganda ang pagkakasulat, and tama ang mix ng comedy at hugot. Meron siyang mark na Jadaone, i.e. cinematography, concepts. Medyo may formula na nga, pero okay naman.

Ekstra (2013)

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Director: Jeffrey Jeturian
Stars: Vilma Santos

★★★✮☆

The film follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan as she embarks on yet another shooting day of a soap opera as an extra. As the shoot goes on, we get a glimpse of the truth in the ruling system of the production as well as the exploitation of the marginalized laborers like her.