Teen Spirit has a captivating lead surrounded by underdeveloped fragments of a standard a-star-is-born template, resulting into a flat forgettable picture that a couple of bops and earnest performances can’t save.
Kung Paano Hihintay ang Dapithapon is a poignant character study on closure and forgiveness thanks to a thoughtful script and fitting cast.
Mamang is a charming feel-good movie about senility thanks to a script that deftly blends lighthearted humor to a bleak subject, bolstered by great performances from a cast of endearing quirky characters.
Liway is a poignant yet powerful family drama that shows us the importance of stories thanks to earnest performances and a thoughtful script.
Panahon ng Halimaw is an overdrawn incoherent rock opera that stands as an allegory for Martial Law that only Lav Diaz fans will fully appreciate.