2016

Die Beautiful

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Die Beautiful is a celebration of love and respect more than it is a film as it gave justice to the struggles and colorful lives of Transgenders and members of the LGBT as a whole. The movie is indeed heartwarming and inspiring as it focused on the realistic side that is generally relatable. I loved how the Director arranged the sequences and the moral lesson it is trying to impart to all of us. It may not be as wholesome as it should be for younger audiences but Die Beautiful will surely touch your heart and will tickle your emotions with striking scenes and engaging conversations. Well, the film’s major win is Paolo Ballesteros himself. I am just proud of what Paolo has achieved especially in acting. He is just a superstar in the making. I can’t point out any negative aspects of the film since even with absence of musical scoring on most scenes, the film was able to capture the emotions of both its actors & its audience. 5/5 stars.

2016

Bakit lahat ng Gwapo may Boyfriend?!

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Cheers to Viva Films’ best film to date and I must say the GAYEST Pinoy film ever. Bakit lahat ng Gwapo may Bakla actually exceeded my low expectations with the lackluster and lousy movie projects of Viva lately. I ended up pretty satisfied after the movie that literally gave me some solid laughs. Loved the way the whole material was utilized well. From production design to the Cinematography, the film will never disappoint. The film’s strength lies in Anne, Paolo, Yam and Dennis. All of the 4 actors complimented well with each other and has given justice in their respective roles. I must give it to Paolo for this one. He is the biggest revelation of the film. Anne and Dennis pulled out some chemistry as well. Generally a bit too mainstream but the film was able to caught its audience with relatable conversations and real scenarios that are very familiar to Gays and the like. Anne was fit for the role. Dennis on the otherhand is scorching hot. The first half of the film is truly-entertaining. The other half is a bit slow as it focused more on the realizations of the characters. Nevertheless, the film’s flawa were forgivable, The film is highly-recommended sa mga bakla out there, discreet or loud. 4/5 stars.