Asian Cinema · Essays / Literary Endeavours · Film

[Film] It only takes a lone wolf to shake things up in ‘Yojimbo’

This is not a film review, but a reflection essay written for my HUMAART class during our sessions on film appreciation. Thought I should put it up here. YOJIMBO [1961], dir. Akira Kurosawa I was feeling a little indifferent coming into this film not since samurai films are actually not my cup of tea. But… Continue reading [Film] It only takes a lone wolf to shake things up in ‘Yojimbo’

Asian Cinema · Film

[Film review] ‘Love You to the Stars and Back’ makes you root for two people’s happiness

Love You to the Stars and Back [2017, dir. Antoinette Jadaone] // 4.5⭐ // Never been this invested about two people in a film, and their well-deserved happiness. Just… beautiful. This review is originally published through my Twitter thread (x).

Personal Musings

Wanderlust, and a nostalgia for what-is-yet-to-be

Lately, I am in a weird state where I am craving for something to change in my life. I remember telling myself in high school that I will never leave the Philippines, and no matter how good the offer overseas or whatever kind of opportunity it is, I will not take it. I told myself… Continue reading Wanderlust, and a nostalgia for what-is-yet-to-be

Personal Musings · Social / Politics

Out of comfort zones and privileges

A little surge of rambling after seeing this analysis (see photo; credit to the rightful owner) I never noticed this before, but realized this as well as I am currently re-reading Goblet of Fire the last few days. I sometimes find myself agreeing with Ron every time he tells Hermione off about the house elves.… Continue reading Out of comfort zones and privileges

Social / Politics

#PHVote: Allow me to say this one last time–Think again

This is probably the last time I am ever writing anything about politics. It’s been such a messy campaign period. I saw how some friends cut off ties over a political disagreement. Some people call other “bobo” and “not thinking” if they find someone’s choice of candidate not to their liking. I saw a rise… Continue reading #PHVote: Allow me to say this one last time–Think again