Films

Ocean Waves (1993)

Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Writers: Saeko Himuro (novel), Keiko Niwa (screenplay) (as Kaori Nakamura

As a young man returns home after his first year away at college he recalls his senior year of high school and the iron-willed, big city girl that turned his world upside down.

★★★☆☆

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Films

Birdshot (2016)

Director: Mikhail Red
Writers: Mikhail Red, Rae Red (screenplay by)
Stars: Arnold Reyes, Mary Joy Apostol, John Arcilla

A story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation, she mistakenly shoots and kills a critically endangered and protected Philippine Eagle. As the local authorities begin a manhunt to track down the poacher of a national bird, their investigation leads them to an even more horrific discovery.

★★★✮☆

Harrowing. So good.

Films

Paterson (2016)

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

★★★✮☆

Two things: I just wanted to see Adam Driver as non-Kylo Ren, plus the movie has an element of poetry, so I’m sold. I like the simplicity of the cinematography, and yes, the ~profoundness is a plus points for pretentious pricks like me hahaha. It’s always good to stumble upon films that make you reflect on what you’ve been doing with your life (haha) or those that simply inspire you and make you want to do what you used to love doing.