2016S

Before nagkaputukan last New Year’s Eve may nabasa ako meme saying paano kung 2017 raw is not really 2017 kundi 2016S lang?   Very Apple humor, kasi nga sa Apple ang undate ng iphone models ay incrementals. 5 tapos 5s, 6 tapos 6s. So paano nga kung 2017 turns out to be 2016s pala? Kasi nga may…

Supporting Support

I need to process this.   I just read kasi a post about “support” and how problematic na ito ang bukambibig na rason para manood ng pelikula. Nabother ako. Nag-raise ang hackles . I had to read it several times and look at it from different angles, kasi napepersonal ko siya.   I just started…

Over Thinking My Worth

Lately i’ve been busy setting up my film review page. I’m been getting good feedback and i decided that maybe it was time to maybe upgrade it or something. Claiming the film critic title or at the very least a film blogger, i have put it upon myself to help out the film community in…

The KneeJerk Critic has moved…

… pero hindi naman nag-move on, or move out. Gumalaw-galaw lang.   To all my 9 followers, wow!, the kneejerk reviews and all other subsequent na galaw ng critic shall be at the new  The KneeJerk Critic blog. This blog will again return to it’s personal goddess format kung meron pang natitirang cells sa utak…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF TRAILER REVIEW: Seklusyon

Aiiiieeeee!!!! Yung santo lumalakad!!!! Aiiiieeee!! Gabi nung una kong napanood ang trailer ng #seklusyon, at bwakanabits, yung naglalakad na santo talaga ang last clip ng trailer so syempre yun ang naiwang image sa akin. Unyeta, bukas ang ilaw sa bahay magdamag. At look at da poster, kamay na may stigma ng unsidedown na cross. Whadaffert…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Working Beks

Good thing pala at dinayo ko ang last full show ng #workingbeks kagabi, otherwise i missed half of my life. Charot lang, anuvey. Pero hindi man ito pang-Cannes or maski Cairo or Tokyo filmfest, it is a laudible effort for the filmakers para kumawala sa matagal nang problema ng pink cinema: yung pambakla na nga…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MMFF TRAILER REVIEW: Sunday Beauty Queen

For the past couple of weeks hanash ako nang hanash about the the MMFF choices being this and not that, dapat ganire at wititit ganyoon. Eh tapos nabasa ko yung blog entry ni direk joey Reyes. Tinamaan ako ‘teh. Awts. Admittedly nag-rise ang hackles ko initially tungkol sa sinulat ni direk about not making salaksak…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Toto

#totothemovie, at its heart, is a fairytale: may bida with a wish, may challenges to overcome and it even comes with a fairy (!) godmother that grants the wish, if you pardon the unPC pun, sorry naman. It is a well-crafted film whose success totally rested on Sid Lucero’s capable shoulders. It banked on his…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Every Room Is A Planet

Pagkalabas ng sine either parang gusto naming magfoodtrip or at least magkape, pampababa ng amats. Yeyz, Itsdatkayndamoobimeyn! 420 meyn! Kung tama ako at may grant na ibinibigay to produce #everyroomisaplanet for #C1Originals, may tamang-hinala na ako kung saan napunta ang kalahati ng grant nito. Charot. “Every Room…” is a hard movie to get into. Not…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW : Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

So eto na nga ang truly knee-jerk and totally un-PC reaction ko habang nanonood ng #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem … Autistic ba si Eddie Redmayne dito? Bago niyo ako i-bash, hear me out first kung bakit i felt Newt Scamander as played by Eddie was channeling some sort of autism. Una, wititit siya make ng eye-contact pag nakikipag-usap…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: #2Cool2Be4Gotten

Maganda, medyo masakit lang sa bangs. The movie had me at tinusok-the-salagubang-by-a-compass. Foreshadowing ba ito ng impending skewering buhay ng bida sa pagpasok sa buhay niya ng dalawang Fil-Am bagets na windang ang moral compass? Metaphor ba ito ng current deadend situation niya na parang nakatusok sa buo niyang pagkatao at di niya matakasan? O…

THE KNEEJERK CRITIC MOVIE REVIEW: Ang Babaeng Humayo

4 hours long ang #angbabaenghumayo ni Lav Diaz. I know, shortfilm lang itu sa bokabularyo ni Lav. Charot. Nawala sa loob ko na Lav Diaz film ang papanoorin namin that night so nagsapatos ako. Mas prepared ang bowakels ko. Nagshorts at chinelas siya. Saka nagdinner ng good-for-4-best-for-2 sa Max’s. 4 hours nga naman ito. Achulee…