Ferdinand Topacio
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The horror of it all
by Ferdinand Topacio - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In Carlo Ledesma’s Sunod, nothing is as it seems.
A very dark nook
by Ferdinand Topacio - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The capital of Greenland is a tiny city of 18,000 people (Barangay Guadalupe Viejo in Makati has twice the population). It is in a highly-developed country with practically no poverty, with everyone earning good...
Old dog, new tricks Film review: Unforgettable
by Ferdinand Topacio - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
For those of us who are of the opinion that Sarah Geronimo is a good but not great actress, Unforgettable just might change our minds.
The sound of silence
by Ferdinand Topacio - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers,” said a poster in my elementary school library. In Isa Pa, With Feelings (IPWF), silence speaks volumes, more than words.
The Joker is wild
by Ferdinand Topacio - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
In Todd Phillips’ Joker, Gotham City is filthy, fierce and forbidding. It is in this environment where lives Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), who will eventually become The Joker.
The movie with the moves
by Ferdinand Topacio - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
In a local film industry replete with rosy romances and dreary dramas, Indak is a breath of fresh air.
Ending the drought
by Ferdinand Topacio - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am
When the Big Bang Theory meets Philippine Folklore meets Magic Realism, the result is Ulan, a movie of exquisite beauty that haunts you long after you have left the theater.
Something is missing
by Ferdinand Topacio - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always admired Antoinette Jadaone’s ability to surprise by pushing the boundaries of the conventional.
A slow boat to terror
by Ferdinand Topacio - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The opening scene of Aurora is a portent of the pacing the moviegoer should come to expect: It starts off with a long shot of a remote island, then slowly — very slowly — tightens to reveal a forlorn...
All dressed up with no place to go
by Ferdinand Topacio - January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Rye (Jericho Rosales) is the most famous actor in the country.
When Enteng met Cardo (and Yaya Dub)
by Ferdinand Topacio - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Let’s face it: Vic Sotto will be a Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) mainstay until the day he dies. Prolific — and very successful at the MMFF box-office — with the Enteng Kabisote franchise, Vic’s...
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