Films

A Werewolf Boy (2012)

Neuk-dae-so-nyeon (original title)

Director: Sung-hee Jo
Writer: Sung-hee Jo
Stars: Joong-ki Song, Bo-yeong Park

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.

★★★✮☆

Excellent acting by the lead characters, most especially by Song Joong-Ki who only uttered few words all throughout the film.

Films

Ganito Kami Noon… Paano Kayo Ngayon? (1976)

Director: Eddie Romero
Writers: Eddie Romero, Roy Iglesias
Stars: Christopher De Leon, Gloria Diaz, Eddie Garcia

Set at the turn of the 20th century during the Filipino revolution against the Spaniards and, later, the American colonizers, it follows a naive peasant through his leap of faith to become a member of an imagined community.

★★★✮☆

This is so good. A must-see for all Filipinos.

 

Film Festivals

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

★★★★☆

This is a very metal film I can’t believe I just saw it now.