Here are the movies I saw during the holy week.
Directed by: Jeffrey Jeturian
See how the true story of an incest rape victim is turned into a larger-than-life skin flick.
Directed by: Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Wen Jiang, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, Randall Balsmeyer, Shekhar Kapur, and Natalie Portman
In the tradition of
The Lives of Others
Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
A thriller set before the fall of the Berlin Wall where a Stasi captain becomes tangled with the lives of a writer and his lover who are under his surveillance.
It’s All Gone Pete Tong
Directed by: Michael Dowse
A mockumentary about a legendary DJ who loses his hearing but not his faith. Will the real Frankie Wilde please stand up?
The Squid and the Whale
Directed by: Noah Baumbach
The semi-autobiographical account of the director’s experiences during his parent’s divorce. Typical much? Baumbach presents his not-so-typical experiences with unflinching observation and sardonic wit.
Children of Men
Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Two years of infertility led societies to collapse and terrorism to flourish. Will the world be ready for God’s solution?
Directed by: John Hillcoat
The post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son struggling to survive. A film as lifeless as the version of earth it portrays.
The Lovely Bones
Directed by: Peter Jackson
A candy-colored fantasy about a girl trapped in that place between heaven and earth.
And last but not the least, I saw Babe, I Love You. Is there anything else I haven’t written about these Star Cinema love stories? Most likely, I’ll find myself typing the same adjectives I used for Paano Na Kaya and Miss You Like Crazy – generic, formulaic, run-of-the-mill, etc. And I can’t help it because they are all the same, which is why I’m struggling to write a meaningful review for Babe, I Love You. I need divine intervention! Let Anne Curtis’ pink nipples create miracles!