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Cinemalaya Movie Review: Bagahe (The Baggage)

Anchored by the performance of Angeli Bayani, Bagahe is a simple yet revealing story of how bureaucracy dehumanizes the people its suppose to help and exposes how victims can easily be subjected to prejudice.
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Cinemalaya Movie Review: Nabubulok

Nabubulok is an engrossing thriller thanks to its clever execution and great performances, but its weighed down by its own subjective narrative.

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Cinemalaya Movie Review: Shorts A [2017]

Shorts A is an interesting eclectic mix of stories that range from the quirky to the introspective, each offering a different perspective to familiar slice of life stories.

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Cinemalaya Movie Review: Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha

Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha is a badly executed dramedy that movie star Sharon Cuneta can’t save because of sloppy editing, an inane script, and one-dimensional characters.

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Cinemalaya Movie Review: Baconaua

Baconaua is an uninvolving family drama because of a listless story whose themes get lost in a tedious plot.

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Movie Review: Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde suffers from the classic case of style over substance as its charismatic cast and well-executed action is sidelined by a needlessly convoluted yet thin plot and fetishistic aesthetics.

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