Philip Cu Unjieng
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Horror with social commentary
by Philip Cu Unjieng - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Two directorial films in, and it’s safe to say that Jordan Peele has a firm grasp on what he’s trying to say; and that as writer, producer and director of Us, it’s good that he’s taken the...
Mind games, superhero-style
by Philip Cu Unjieng - March 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Leave it to Marvel to come second in the titular super-heroine movie sweepstakes, and yet doing so in spectacular style.
Royal conduct unbecoming
by Philip Cu Unjieng - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Carrying 10 nominations for the upcoming Oscars (sharing with Roma the distinction of having the most nominations this year), Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite opens at select Ayala Cinemas tomorrow, Feb. 20,...
What’s praiseworthy about the film
by Philip Cu Unjieng - January 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is a deftly packaged film stamped with “For Oscar Consideration.”
Like old school horror films
by Philip Cu Unjieng - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Ever since the first Shake, Rattle & Roll ruled the Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) box-office, horror films have become a mainstay of the annual late-December filmfest.
Memorable ride with the Spiders
by Philip Cu Unjieng - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Just last week, the NY Film Critics awarded Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as its Best Animated Feature for 2018.
Boxing lives on
by Philip Cu Unjieng - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Even if we call it Creed II, for all intents and purposes, it’s the second installment of the Second Coming of Rocky.
Rich on characters, CGI effects
by Philip Cu Unjieng - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The second installment of the JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts franchise is like viewing a Bruegel or Bosch painting.
Betting on dance: PAGCOR stages Tara Byahe Tayo
by Philip Cu Unjieng - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
All steps lead to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) this Friday evening, Nov. 9...
Italian classics at Venice to Manila fest
by Philip Cu Unjieng - October 25, 2018 - 12:00am
If you survey the landscape of contemporary Western Europe, it will be apparent that the nations of Spain and Italy have more to share with us Filipinos than the other countries.
A very intense personal journey
by Philip Cu Unjieng - October 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Damien Chazelle’s First Man, a film about Neil Armstrong and his historic first walk on the moon, comes with a great amount of early Oscar buzz. And it may well help redefine how Hollywood will portray space...
Rising star, falling star
by Philip Cu Unjieng - October 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Whether it’s fair or not, A Star Is Born has always been remembered for its female lead star.
Action with humor
by Philip Cu Unjieng - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
At first glance, the idea of creating a sequel to the Predator franchise seems a strange choice.
Senior vigilante citizen
by Philip Cu Unjieng - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s interesting to note that when the first Equalizer came out in 2014, Denzel Washington, born in 1954, was already 60 years of age — a senior citizen starring in an action film.
A low-brow comedy that works
by Philip Cu Unjieng - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Spy Who Dumped Me is the kind of film that if approached without much expectation, turns into a pleasant, enjoyable, two-hour diversion.
A never-ending game of double and triple-cross
by Philip Cu Unjieng - July 27, 2018 - 12:00am
f the mission of every Mission Impossible (MI) film is to do better than the previous entry, then the very latest, Fallout, can pat itself on the back for coming up trumps.
Fueled by nostalgia
by Philip Cu Unjieng - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s been 10 years since the first film charmed its way into the hearts of many, and close to half a century since the band ABBA began their meteoric rise on the pop charts.
Good things in small packages
by Philip Cu Unjieng - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
With Ant-Man and the Wasp (AMW), the Marvel Comic Universe (MCU) reverts back to the personal and relatively diminutive story.
An enjoyable and scenic route journey
by Philip Cu Unjieng - June 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The women-oriented reboot of historically popular films has been going on for some time now, even predating the #MeToo movement that recently swept Hollywood and the entire film industry.
Darker, more sinister than previous iterations
by Philip Cu Unjieng - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
As the second installment in a planned trilogy, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sets its sight on giving us more than your expected popcorn sci-fi, dinosaur adventure.
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