Itaewon class is a Korean drama disguised as an arthouse regular

Saeroyi, played by Park Seo-jun, the idealistic protagonist in this Korean drama, painted me a picture of Utopia. The ideal world and the moral values which were instilled in him by his picture-perfect father drives his purpose in life. He was able to achieve utopia in a political business world. At a young age, Saeroyi was faced with a circumstance that challenged his beliefs and … Continue reading Itaewon class is a Korean drama disguised as an arthouse regular

Itaewon Class: Your inside guide to oligarchs

Jang Dae-Hee (wonderfully played by Yoo Jae Myung), owner of the Jang Group, and the main villain of the Netflix Korean Drama, Itaewon Class lets us in on how an oligarch thinks, based on the current status of our world’s class divide. I’ll be honest. I’m only on the second episode of this Park Seo-Joon starrer drama. However, it’s like I’ve already completed its episodes … Continue reading Itaewon Class: Your inside guide to oligarchs

Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

No one can ever write about an actor as vividly as his close relations, co-actors, and directors, or perhaps a fan who has been following his work for many years. However, I am quite enamored by Max von Sydow, not because of a necessary tribute, but because as good an actor he was, I found a little space for him in the cinephile division of … Continue reading Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi goes, we will follow

One of the predicaments in our country today is the supposed non-renewal of the franchise of the biggest media broadcasting corporation, ABS-CBN. While I have no business about the issues the media giant is facing (I believe it would be impossible for them to go off-air), I lie if I say I won’t be curious if ever they lose in the end. I mean, what … Continue reading Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi goes, we will follow

The impact of rom-com films based on your relationship status

Let me tell you a story. I’m friends with a couple who has a minor issue in their relationship. Let’s call them Bonnie and Clyde. It seems like Clyde always takes Bonnie for granted.  I know that Clyde has his type of girl in mind, and that is, “the cool girl,” but I thought that he was over it since he fell in love with … Continue reading The impact of rom-com films based on your relationship status

I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards

I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards just wrapped up. This might be the best ceremony by far, at least for Parasite’s win. I could ask for more, but for now, I am celebrating! Nominations As usual, there are a lot of issues circulating in The Academy again. There are only a very few females that have been nominated, and the best director … Continue reading I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards

George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

For every feature of #ThePopBlogCrush, the question lies in whether I write about a charismatic and popular personality, or a serious and grim personality heavily perused in her/his/their craft. I’m always torn between the two, but I almost always choose the latter. I love character actors, the underdog (or subtle) heroes of film and tv. In the 16 years that he’s been in the industry, … Continue reading George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

100 Tula Para kay Stella is having a sequel

It’s official! 100 Tula Para kay Stella director Jason Paul Laxamana announced on his personal Facebook page that they are producing a sequel the 2017’s romcom. The story revolves around Fidel, a talented high schooler who has a speech impediment who is enamored by free-spirited Stella, who dreams to be a professional musician. It was a rollercoaster love between the two, as Fidel would always … Continue reading 100 Tula Para kay Stella is having a sequel

Japanese Box Office Hits abound in Japan Film Week 2020

Minasan, Konnichiwa! The Japan Foundation, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, brings the Philippines another Japanese film week. The first leg is in Davao City that already started today, with the showing of Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai. The film week will run from today until January 31, 2020, at Cinematheque Centre Davao. It will continue to other cities in February. … Continue reading Japanese Box Office Hits abound in Japan Film Week 2020