MOVIE REVIEW

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MARGIN CALL: ENGAGING AND INTELLECTUAL | MOVIE REVIEW by Hannah A. Papasin

A caveat to viewers, though. If you’re the kind who thinks that the Pirates trilogy is like the pinnacle of awesome, or you’re shivering in your boots as you queue for Breaking Dawn, then perhaps this film is not for you. Continue reading

INCENDIES: A MASTERPIECE | MOVIE REVIEW by Hannah A. Papasin

Incendies, an import from Quebec, is one movie that grips your attention from the start and never lets go until the final harrowing minutes when the big AHA! moment unravels. Continue reading

THREE MUSKETEERS: A BUTCHERY | MOVIE REVIEW by Hannah A. Papasin

The victim of Hollywood’s latest full-scale slaughter of a classic tome is The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas’ tale of intrigue, betrayal and royal politics in 17th-century Europe where courageous young men were bound by honor, fealty and loyalty to a cause higher than themselves. Continue reading

THE GODFATHER TRILOGY | MOVIE REVIEW by Hannah A. Papasin

The influence of the film was such that it spurred spin-offs, parodies and pop cultural references from almost Robert De Niro’s self-parodying Analyze This to The Simpsons. The Godfather had also a hand in the way the Mafiosi were portrayed in later films, and paved the way for more mafia-themed films, movies with a clear sympathetic bent towards the overlords of crime. Continue reading

REVISITING THE CLASSICS: GONE WITH THE WIND | MOVIE REVIEW by Hannah A. Papasin

Gone With the Wind Directed by Victor Fleming Forget Avatar and the equally-overblown and over-rated Titanic The most profitable movie of all time – adjusting to inflation – is this celluloid adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel of the same name, a veritable glorification of the conservatism of the South, a loving homage to an era … Continue reading

‘PRIEST’: AN (UN)HOLY ALLIANCE | MOVIE REVIEW by NegrosSugar

Well, at least it did say something against organized religion. Priest is director Scott Stewart’s big-screen adaptation of a Korean comic (manhwa) of the same name.  The Korean comic effectively combined intricately-woven plot points set against the backdrop of the Crusades, the Wild Wild West and the modern times, and tells an engaging story about … Continue reading

NAMETS! A TASTE OF NEGROS | MOVIE REVIEW by NegrosSugar

(This article appeared in the October 2008 issue of IT Magazine. Check out page 20 of the IT Magazine here)   Negros is a diabetic’s nightmare. Whoever invented the piaya, the pinasugbo and the Napoleones must have been trying to exact revenge against diabetic bully, hoping that in a roundabout way, the bully could be … Continue reading

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