To help Storm obtain an immigrant status, Julia begs Ciara to marry Storm just to get legal status. It is helmed by critically-acclaimed director, Andoy Ranay under Viva Films. Status: It's Complicated stylized as Status: It's Complicated! However, the delightful inflections that he peppers the film with — from the delightful courtship between the two lovers via text messages to the unabashed references to other romances it heavily borrows from — make everything feel brand new. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Gina Carano Director: Tim Miller Out: 12 February 2016 Wade Wilson Reynolds , an unhinged former Special Forces operative turned neighbourhood-duties mercenary, finds the love of his twisted life, but then discovers cancer is about to end it. Director: Jerry Lopez Sineneng Writers: Dennis T. Life didn't turn out as he had expected: He wasted away, wallowing in grief, and jumped from one odd job to another for more than a decade. What worse is they want to get Potpot from Bekikang's custody.
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Actors: Robert Downey Jr. This was most apparent during the which was abruptly reformed from a blatant cashcow into a showcase of intelligent and affecting craftsmanship. Director Nestor Abrogena takes a very understated approach, allowing his audience to bask in their constantly transitioning relationship: Are they or aren't they? The story is not half bad though. Everything changes when he is hired as a caretaker for a lesbian dog breeder a scene-stealing Janice de Belen. Led by a career-best performance by Barbie Forteza a role for which she's won international film festival awards for Best Actress , Laut is a powerful study of a struggling people. These year-end lists, after all, are defined by their shortcomings — by the confidence in their biases — and it is hoped they are received with neither extreme seriousness nor utter disregard but as something with lasting interest, enough to encourage more people to watch and discuss local movies.
She drags her three children—Hubert, who has Down's syndrome; Jude, a lovesick transman; and Jay, a carefree teenager—into a cramped van for an epic road trip to the funeral. Revolving around four men in their twilight years and confined in a home for the aged, the film is as heart-wrenchingly relatable you'll likely see your older relatives in them as it is deeply emotional and profound. She then meets Tony, a widower with blonde children as well and raises their children on what it means to be a Filipino. Jhon is resetting his life -- he wants to start anew abroad. This rescue gives Sasa a neck injury so Nico had no choice but to drive her around. Unprepared for the harsh realities of the real world, Primo experienced failure, heartbreak and regret in a series of unfortunate events. Funny, endearing, romantic, but also meaningful and touching, Samantha Lee's work is personal but also deeply felt on a more universal level.
It's a message that speaks to many, resonating loud and clear even in its quiet moments. For The First Time is a romantic story of an unexpected love chemistry between Mr. Two thousand and sixteen was a banner year for the Philippine Cinema. Will Pia find the love that will completely heal her or is Seth just another mistake? Despite people saying that this movie is actually pretty good, we could not help but disagree big time. Its profoundly comprehensive coverage of a homeless couple searching the city for their kidnapped baby provokes sensibilities, allowing the restoration of some humanity to those whose private lives have become public by societal decay.
The Movie is a 2014 Filipino comedy movie starring Jericho Rosales, Andi Eigenmann, Vandolph Quizon, and Meg Imperial. To finally shed light to the truth, she follows Jimmy one day as he picks up pregnant Janet Denise Laurel. This is equivalent to at least two movies shown every week, which is admittedly plenty. A curiosity for long time fans but no pleasure for anyone. Soon after, he is brought into a sleazy funeral home, run by Violet, a greedy homosexual who has learned to survive by renting out the dead bodies in his funeral home to Simon. There is narrative drama, but the film wisely avoids fixating on it because of its penchant for perspective, zooming out on the subject and showing the scale of the situation and the deep history attached to the present, its current issues particularly the Bangsamoro Basic Law all rooted in struggle.
All of which Elena disapproves of because for Elena, Letty does not have a choice in the matter, just as she never had a choice when she was chosen. Bekikang and Anacleta never saw eye to eye, which led to Bekikang's miserable life in his once happy home. But more than that, you will enable us to continue telling more stories. This list is unranked and focuses on films released commercially in cinemas or local film festivals within 2016. With little to lose, Cielo travels around the country using the postcards as a guide. Is Seth brave enough to truly love and be hurt for Pias sake or will he run away again? One ends up as a Jeepney Driver and the other as a Traffic Enforcer. Yapan is not subtle — and even his attempts at subtlety become too obvious — but what carries it through, apart from its strong ensemble of actors, is the unflinching resolve to expose the crime, loudly and clearly, and the searing hope that justice will soon be served.
Serious work goes into our brand of cultural journalism. Director: Mike De Leon Writers: Mike De Leon, Atom Araullo Actors: Atom Araullo, Cherie Gil, Gabby Eigenmann, Luis Alandy, Nonie Buencamino Language: Filipino Release Date: 23 May 2018 The 4 friends get together once more after the witch Hellga Sunshine Cruz vows to eliminate the non-magical beings with the help of other evil forces. By focusing on the women burdened by fate and tradition, Dayoc creates a prose poem so moving, so painfully clear in its message of peace, and so heartbreaking in its depiction of helplessness that its urgency becomes larger than life. Violet has two workers, On-on and Dyograd, who clean the cadavers and prepare them for the wake. The myriad of voices, opinions, themes, and narratives bravely put forward by filmmakers proved that despite the scathing and boisterous discord, there will always be culture to put everything in the arena of productive discourse. What seemed to be an ordinary trip for Joey and Mikee turned out to be something more than they presume.
Directed by Alvin Yapan Alvin Yapan bravely recreates the massacre of 4 hapless gold miners in a small village in Caramoan, exposing not just the blatant injustice that was committed against the community but also the discordant definitions of what justice is or should be in a society confused by so many overlapping conflicts and issues. Shortly after the arrival of Ilyong, misfortune and mayhem ensue. Its excellent cinematography, coupled with commendable ensemble performances, leave a lasting impression long after the credits roll. Our local talents were recognized internationally for their acting skills. When her husband dies, he leaves her in debt and is forced to go back to the Philippines with her three blonde children to support them. Given that Justin is not particularly fond of Torky, how all four of them would get along under one roof becomes the focus of the story.
We would not recommend spending money or even your time for this movie. However, to continue exploring the entertainment landscape, we need your support. But when the power is shut off and as it gets close to midnight, strange things start to happen. Die Beautiful Director: Jun Lana Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant. There are no easy answers, but the right ones have often been overlooked.
From the shadows of gangland Manila rises a familiar gangster; thought as dead by many but now back and thirsty for revenge. Needing to go abroad and work for his family, Fortunato left Potpot to Bekikang with a promise of a monthly support. That and so much more. This lengthy introduction is necessary not only for context — to see that Philippine cinema is so vast and complex a silly year-end assessment must not be the door to enter it — but also for alleviating guilt. The barangay is disturbed by a group of armed men pretending to be environmentalists and tensions erupt between the two camps, as one tries to fight for their livelihood while the other tries to take over operations.