Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Woman and diversity take the lead

We are re-watching the Star Wars Saga for geek purposes, watching it with thoughtful eyes and taking note of the things that strike us. We finished the prequels, thank God, compared to that we thoroughly enjoyed Rogue One.   We think: K-2SO is our favorite droid. If C3P0 is our maid, R2D2 and BB-8 our family … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Woman and diversity take the lead

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I’m in love with the shape of you: On Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar winning fairytale

The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever- present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords. - J.R.R. Tolkein, On Faery Stories If I … Continue reading I’m in love with the shape of you: On Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar winning fairytale

Star Wars Prequels: are we late to say Attack of the Clones is the worst of the bunch?

We started re-watching the Star Wars saga for geek purposes, to watch it with thoughtful eyes, mindful of the elements, character developments etc., etc., We're watching the prequels first, then Rogue One, originals, and finally the sequels. Maybe in the future we'll also watch the Clone Wars, but right now we don't have the time. … Continue reading Star Wars Prequels: are we late to say Attack of the Clones is the worst of the bunch?

X:Men: Days of Future Past – On Fear, Hope, and Destiny

written May 28th, 2014 I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past the other day. It's refreshing to watch a comic book movie with a clever enough narrative that, at any moment, could collapse because of it's ambition. But it held itself together, even managed to pull some heartstrings without being sentimental. Unlike other superhero films, you … Continue reading X:Men: Days of Future Past – On Fear, Hope, and Destiny

Birdshot: Philippine contender to the Oscar foreign-language film category feels like an American Western

The film opens during sunrise, and we are presented with the Philippine country side, landscape upon landscape of green earth, god-lights peaking between clouds, and mountain silhouettes so majestic they look like paintings. The sound too felt regal, just the chirping of birds or rustle of wind passing through leaves and tall grass. It's the … Continue reading Birdshot: Philippine contender to the Oscar foreign-language film category feels like an American Western