Review: Mud (2013, Jeff Nichols)

RATING: 6/10 Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Tye Sheridan, Mathew McConaughey, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shephard, Ray McKinnon & Michael Shannon Screenplay: Jeff Nichols A large consensus of movie goers have claimed that “Mud” is certainly one of the most underrated films from the year of 2013. Though I thought the movie was generally good, telling…

Review: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire (2013, Francis Lawrence)

RATING: 9/10 Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Sam Clafin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy & Michael Arndt (Based on the book “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins) Not since “The Dark Knight” (2008) has a sequel been this good….

Quote of the Week:

“I’m always cautious about overstepping any boundaries. At the end of the day, it’s a director’s medium, and if they don’t want to hear from me I just step back.” – Matt Damon Directors must love, Matt Damon. He’s worked with: Paul Greengrass, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Anthony Minghella, Gus Van Sant, Cameron Crowe,…

Review: The Way, Way Back (2013, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash)

RATING: 7/10 Director: Nat Faxon & Jim Rash Cast: Liam James, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Steve Carrell, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Nat Faxon Screenplay: Nat Faxon & Jim Rash “The Way, Way Back” boasts nothing but being the little comedy that could of 2013. The sentiments that the film paints out does…

2013 in Film (So Far).

NOTE: I’m speaking the the Philippine context. So everything included on this list are films released or already seen in the Philippines, or in Manila more particularly. 2013 has been quite a juicy year for the motion picture industry, both Hollywood and locally. By far, the best of the year has been Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity”, which has…

PHOTOSET: 10 Glamorous Oscar Night Photos from 10 Best Actress Winners.

Jennifer Lawrence finishes an interview with journalist after winning last years Best Actress crown for her role in Silver Linings Playbook (2012).  Meryl Streep observes her third Academy Award for The Iron Lady (2011) with fellow winner Octavia Spencer who won in the Supporting Actress category for The Help (2011). A stunning and very pregnant Natalie Portman keeps Oscar night sober after…