Monday, 17 October 2016

Movie Review: QC Shorts A - QCinema 2016 Shorts Competition

Alona attempts to possess her heart's desire: a man who frequents her fantasies and the toilet of the Naga City bus terminal.

A sad unique short film that benefits from it's acting, story and atmosphere.

My Verdict:  3/5

A young boy frequently visits an old man who lives alone, keeping him always in good company. One night, he chances upon the old man watching a dated clip of himself as a cross-dressing boy. This sparks within the young boy an interest to find out more about the old man's past. What he ultimately discovers aids both him and the old man towards a richer understanding of how the weight of life and identity should be carried.

A subtle and yet effective queer film that touches your heart unexpectedly.

My Verdict:  4/5

Consuelo, a ghost who has haunted Escolta for many years, finds a respite from her loneliness in Joey, a young man who has just died. As the two ghosts pass the time before Joey moves to the afterlife, Consuelo questions her reasons for staying put.
A reflective romance flick that explores effectively one of the interesting and  historic place in Manila. The short film also benefits from the natural acting and chemistry of the two leads.

My Verdict:  3.5/5

Two amateur ghost hunters are hired to surveil an alleged haunted house. Nothing much happens. But just because you can’t see the patterns of strangeness, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there.
A thrilling horror short film that needs to be watch the second time around
and effectively builds the atmosphere, execution and premise to scare you.

My Verdict:  4/5


Anna Luna & Cedrick Juan of Viva Viva Escolta

The filmmakers of QC Shorts A: Janus Victoria, Victor Nierva, Eduardo Dayao, Joshua Joven and Kaj Palanca

Elijah Canlas of Contstant #4

Team Contestant #4

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