Detective Conan Movie 15: Quarter of Silence (Yasuichiro Yamamoto|Kobun Shizuno, 2011) 4/5. Still the same classic Detective anime.It seems that, they are still first graders after 15 years of being aired on TV with 639 episodes and counting. Conan's still great.
Human Centipede (First Sequence) 4/5.
Nanga Parbat (Joseph Vilsmaier, 2009) 3/5. - Ganda ng landscapes. Daming puti.
The Sun-Beaten Path (Sonthar Gyal, 2011) 4/5 - makalat na non-linear story telling pero hindi basura. Nakakaawa yung bida, pati yung nanay niya.
Blind (Sang-hoon Anh, 2011) 3/5. - Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Yun lang. Ganda nung lead actress.
Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa (Mes De Guzman, 2011) 5/5 - Nakakahumaling ang mga kuha. Parang sabay-sabay kaming naha-high. Patungo sa langit. Paitaas. Paitaas. Nakakawasak kapag kinimkim. (XD)
Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon (Dennis Marasigan, 2011) 3/5 - Ang galing ng ensemble, pinakanatuwa ako dun sa performance ng supporting actors/actresses kesa dun sa Leads. hehe.
Di Ingon Nato (Brandon Relucio|Ivan Zaldarriaga, 2011) 3/5 - May good points din naman ito, maganda nang start para sa mga susunod pang zombie projects, sana gumawa pa sila ng ganito. Si Mercedes Cabral ang pinakamagandang zombie sa balat ng lupa.
Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat (Ivy Universe Baldoza, 2011) 5/5 - despite sa mga kakulangan, nagustuhan ko ito dahil ibinalik niya sa akin yung feel na nakuha ko sa "Nunal sa Tubig" at dun sa favorite na pelikula ko ngayon taon, ang "Brownout sa Neighborhood Namin That Day". Kakaibang mystery. Magaling at hot yung lead actress. hehe.
My Paranormal Romance (Victor Villanueva, 2011) 4/5 - ang pinaka-marketable na pelikula sa line-up. Kung mag-theatrical release siguro to sa Visayan regions, mas tutubo pa ito kesa Praybeyt Benjamin hindi lang dahil sa entertainment value, kundi dahil, may laman siya.
Big Boy (Shireen Seno, 2011) 5/5 - nagkaroon ako ng tatlong atake ng nostalgia, naisip ko yung elementary school namin dati bago ito ma-renovate. Kahit rural ang setting, na-feel ko pa rin. Hindi pumalya yung sinabi sa synopsis nito na mararamdaman mo dito ay tila iba ngunit pamilyar.
Sa Ilalim ng Tulay (Earl Bontuyan, 2011) 3/5 - Fun siya. Hindi siya nagpakalugmok sa kahirapan, bagkos, sa pag-asa at pagmamahal.
Ka Oryang (Sari Dalena, 2011) 2/5 - In-establish bilang Feminist at "Red" film, pero pinawalang-saysay lahat iyon ng latter part ng pelikula.
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay (Antonette Jadaone, 2011) 5/5 - Magaling ang staging, kahit nga minsan nahahalata, hindi na napansin ng dahil sa husay ng mga actor/actress. Bukod kay Lilia, commendable din ang performance ni Myra. Memorable ang hagdan scene.
Cartas de la Soledad (Teng Mangansakan, 2011) 4/5 - Naalala ko yung sa lecture noon ni Andrew Leavold, hindi ko alam na may mga ganito pa palang pelikula: mapag-hanap ng kalayaan. Kung saan lahat patungo ang pagdaloy.
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011) 5/5. Why everything is so perfect? Parang sagotl nag yan sa kung ano ang world's number 2 anti-dandruff shampoo: I don't really know. It's just.... aaaaghhhh!!!! Perfect!!!! (+5 more points to the gorgeous Cansu Demirci's (mukhtar's daughter) appearance)
Boundary (Benito Bautista, 2011) 4/5 - 30 pesos pa ang flatdown rate, kelan kaya shinoot ito? Epek si Raymond Bagatsing, second favorite role since Serafin Geronimo. :)
Breathless (Ik-joon Yang, 2008) 4/5 - heavy. funny. tapos heavy ulit. hay buhay. (+5 points sa presence nung lead actress Kot-bi Kim, muntik ko nang maitanong nung Q&A portion yung cellphone number niya, buti nahiya ako. XD)
Gokaiger Goseiger - Super Sentai 199 Heroes Grand Battle (Noboru Takemoto, 2011) 4/5 - For super sentai fans only. Don't expect too much plot, expect too much awesomeness. 35 Super Sentai Teams (Power Rangers if you may) gathered for their 35th year to beat the very first nemesis. 199 people-in-tights and 35 giant robots, can't beat that.
Lawas Kan Pinabli (Christopher Gozum, 2011) 4/5 - It was a surprise. Lovely. It showed a lot of things that was never shown on any films about OFWs. (+5 points sa reaction ng katabi kong nagfi-film orgasm.)
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Florin Serban, 2010) 3/5. I forgot to mention this earlier. It's a melodrama set in a prison. Kind-of interesting premise there. The hostage part is somewhat funny.
Siglo ng Pagluluwal (Lav Diaz, 2011) 5/5. I disagree that this is lav's tribute to cinema,but rather his view point on cinema's current state. Like I said to you earlier, cinema is confused on where it should place itself, especially during these times of ideological war between extreme-fundamentalists and post-structuralists. After some short talk with Jet Leyco, I realized it was an autobiographical work spanning from his early film-making days to the present. Making my empathy for it to become stronger. It was all his dilemmas, his problems, his delusions, his hopes, his love.
Mapang-akit (John Torres, 2011) 4/5. Medyo distracted ako nung nanunuod, pero more-or-less, it was a lovely story of old lovers fighting for their love from all of the misunderstandings around them. Colors were delicious.
A Date with Jao Mapa (Quark Henares, 2002) 5/5.
nakakatuwa, haha. heto pala pinagbatayan niya ng style ng Keka. Ang hot ni Marnie Arcilla.
Alexa: Unang beses pa lang kitang nakita sa Palibhasa Lalake, minahal na kita.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (Tom Six, 2011) 5/5. Black and white is a good choice, really. Making it color would've been a life-changing experience though.
The Amazing Mr. Bickford (Frank Zappa, 1987) 5/5. One of the most intense use of clay animation technique that I've ever seen. Di ko alam kung yung antok ko lang yun o talagang malakas ang tama ng surreal elements ng pelikula. Feeling ko lumalabas yung ibang drowing sa screen. Bickford and Zappa made a good team.
When Timawa Meets Delgado (Ray Gibraltar, 2007) 4/5. whew! Grabeh. Parang pinagbabalakan ko gumawa ng ganito nung nakaraan ah. haha. Change plans change plans. First film ba ito about nursing boom?
The Namesake (Mira Nair, 2006) 3/5. Star cinema na may attitude. hehe.,
Hotel Chevalier & The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007) 5/5. hays....
Tekken: Blood Vengeance (Youichi Mouri, 2011) 4/5. Actually a great follow-up/replacement to the embarrassing 1998 adaptation. Great CGI animation, lacked a bit on the fighting scenes since it still used Mo-Cap. Namco still can't do it like Square-Enix do. I just hope I'd see the Japanese dubbed first, Americans always suck at dubbing. Japan recently produced some great direct-to-video movies, such as 2008's Resident Evil:Degeneration, and Nana to Kaoru earlier this year.
A Town Called Panic (Stephane Aubier|Vincent Patar, 2009) 5/5. Funny, had it's charms too. Love how they all fly around so.... "senselessly". Hahaha. May word palang ganon. One of the most intense use of stop-motion animation.
Andong Agimat: Kanya ang Kalye (Arnold Arre, 2011) 5/5. Naalala ko si Arre bilang isang comics artist, natuwa naman ako dito sa short film niyang ito. Nanghihingi ng feature length film si Andong. Ang husay ng paggamit sa flash. Sana gumawa pa siya ng marami nito. Mabuhay ang Pinoy Komiks at Animation!
OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders (Osamu Kaneda, 2011) - 4.8/5. here's the 40th anniversary offering of the Kamen Rider team, much better than that super sentai film. More substance, great action choreography, more awesome.