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Tessa and Scott are bringing it on this season. They are pulling all their best stops to win the Olympics. But I’m afraid it wouldn’t be enough. They were unbeatable last season. The whole Ice Dance community was schooled to what excellence looks like when they came back. I never thought they could improve any […]
Part 1 of THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S AND EVERYTHING IN IT: Wolf Hall is a 2015 miniseries about the rapid rise of Thomas Cromwell in the courts of the Henry VIII. It’s an adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. It covers the time when Henry was trying to […]
written May 28th, 2014 I saw X-Men: Days of Future Past the other day. It’s refreshing to watch a comic book movie with a clever enough narrative that, at any moment, could collapse because of it’s ambition. But it held itself together, even managed to pull some heartstrings without being sentimental. Unlike other superhero films, you […]
Birdshot: Philippine contender to the Oscar foreign-language film category feels like an American Western
The film opens during sunrise, and we are presented with the Philippine country side, landscape upon landscape of green earth, god-lights peaking between clouds, and mountain silhouettes so majestic they look like paintings. The sound too felt regal, just the chirping of birds or rustle of wind passing through leaves and tall grass. It’s the […]
We only follow three sports: basketball, tennis, and figure skating. We have vivid memories of the Jazz – Bulls multiple finals, vague memories of the Ginebra – Alaska rivalry, aware of Kobe and Shaq and Iverson, then Timi and TP and Manu; but we haven’t religiously followed the NBA, as in watch every game of […]