Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Movie Review: Shorts A: Cinemalaya 2015 Film Festival

Year 1983: Ms. Estrella investigates the case of Carlito Dimahilig, the assassin who attempted to kill Imelda Marcos. She interviews Rolando Galman, who reveals more than what she needs to know.

Interesting plot.

My Verdict: 3.5/5

Marissa lives alone in the dark with an even darker secret. Her only contact to the outside world were her patients, who come and go, oblivious of whether the fetuses that Marisa extracts from them survive or not. A complication besetting one of her patients threatens Marisa’s reclusive world. She fights back to protect it.

Effectively scary, with good direction, technically polished and audience pleaser horror short film.

My Verdict: 4/5

A troubled man finds his own cure in the vast darkness of his room. Trying to persuade his lover to come back, he discovers a new form of therapy - his greatest ordeal, a terrible encounter he has to escape from. The horrors inside his head creeps into his skin and digs deep into his senses, bringing him closer to a much more shocking reality which leaves him no choice but to face his atrocious demise eye to eye.

Experimental and absorbing.

My Verdict: 3/5 

Nenok, a nine-year-old street kid in Malolos, Bulacan adopts the city’s historic Barasoain Church as his temporary home and his personal space for mischief to the distress and annoyance of Mang Johnny -- the stern parish groundskeeper.

 Decently funny and touching short film.

My Verdict: 3.5/5 

An afternoon of love and farewell as Mark and El spend their last afternoon together wishing on a tree, waiting to fade with the sun.

I love it satirical and symbolism. Subtle and relatable.

My Verdict: 2.5/5 

Filmmakers: Kadiboy Belarmino, Ryanne Murcia, Kenneth Dagatan at Shorts A Gala Screening of Cinemalaya XI

Filmmakers of Shorts A: Milo Tolentino, Kadiboy Belarmino,
Kenneth Dagatan, Glenmark Doromal, Eero Francisco, and Ryanne Murcia 
at Shorts A Gala Screening of Cinemalaya XI

Filmmakers: Kenneth Dagatan, Glenmark Doromal, Eero Francisco, Kadiboy Belarmino, at Shorts A Gala Screening of Cinemalaya XI

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