The Girl with the Gun (Philippines, 2019) [OAFF 2020]

Rae Red was introduced to the world through co-writing Birdshot (2017) with her cousin Mikhail Red. Since then, she has quickly accrued projects, collaborating with Mikhail on the scripts for his features Neomanila (2017) and […]

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on Mar, 09 · in Reviews

Signal Rock (Philippines, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

Chito Rono’s Signal Rock is a film that revolves around the day-to-day struggles of a poor family in Biri, Samar and their efforts to help their distraught family member who is working as an overseas […]

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on Nov, 09 · in Reviews

Never Not Love You (Philippines, 2018): Love in the Spirit of Capitalism

Antoinette Jadaone’s romantic drama Never Not Love You (2018) has a title that sparks theoretical interest. If Proust’s madeleine cake brings us to his hometown in Combray, Jadaone’s title transports us back to the early […]

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on Apr, 21 · in Reviews

Rekorder (Philippines, 2013)

Kicking off with a startling montage of CCTV footage of violent crimes committed in Manila’s public spaces, it’s immediately clear that Mikhail Red’s first feature is concerned with exploring how today’s society is meditated to […]

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on Apr, 28 · in Reviews

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