Beating Ennui

Less Pretentious Bollocks about Films in Less than a Thousand Words

Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

Despite the elite cast and blockbuster-ready elements, Assassin’s Creed is another item to a long list of badly executed video game movies because of a misguided script and paper thin characters.

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Movie Review: Passengers

Passengers has interesting sci-fi elements but opts to be a forgettable blockbuster instead of committing to its premise, resulting into an ill-conceived space romcom.

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MMFF Movie Review: Seklusyon

Seklusyon offers nothing new as a horror with its familiar twists and turns, but its dark cinematography, subtle dig at religion, and haunting implications provide a lasting impression.

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MMFF Movie Review: Ang Babae Sa Septic 2


Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 features great performances by its cast, but that’s not enough to save a sequel that fails to replicate the success of its predecessor with a repetitive comedy and a simplistic jab at mainstream Philippine cinema.

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MMFF Movie Review: Die Beautiful

Despite its meandering narrative, Die beautiful is an entertaining and compelling dramedy about a transwoman thanks to a thoughtful screenplay, endearing characters and great performances by its cast.

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Movie Review: Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is a familiar tale of cops and robbers, but this modern western still delivers an entertaining action thriller, a compelling social commentary, and an endearing story about brothers thanks to a well executed screenplay.
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