Seklusyon: A Test of Faith

Since the list of Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entries was released, I’ve already anticipated watching them all. MMFF 2016 was indeed a turning point of Philippine movies, and although there are several opinions and points of discussion for this, I still believe that it’s a good move to encourage people, especially the Filipinos, to watch films in a different wave.

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One of the most applauded entries was Seklusyon, a film directed by Erik Matti, which, after the MMFF 2016 Gabi ng Parangal, was even more talked about because of the number of awards they got, namely, Best Director – Erik Matti, Special Jury Prize – Rhed Bustamante, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Phoebe Walker (oh my god, she’s one hot nun), Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design,Best Theme Song – Dominus Miserere and Best Production Design.

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Holiday Movie Trip

36 of #100HappyThings

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Finally, we were able to watch Train to Busan yesterday (thanks for another holiday break) so here’s what I have to say about this movie:

It was good. I’ve found overrated reviews, but it’s not a stupid zombie movie. It was well-made to the point that you as a watcher would really get affected with what’s happening to the characters. It’s not one of the best movies I’ve ever seen but it was good enough for me to classify it among the good standing ones.

I wasn’t moved like how I expected I would be, though. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve already set my expectations high because of the reviews I’ve read or if it’s because those teens at the back of our seats were overreacting – shouting and cheering and clapping all throughout the movie with random side comments. I know some of the scenes would really make you shout or cheer or clap, but I swear they were doing it even on scenes that didn’t necessarily need reactions.

Overall though, it’s a movie that I would recommend for you to watch if you want a tear-jerking zombie apocalypse movie.