The Dressmaker in Perspectives

The thought of going back to one’s hometown after a not-so nice past can be daunting. The courage of going back is noble given that circumstances are unpredictable, uncertain. But there must be this driving force to go back, the strongest reason to relive a moment. The Dressmaker shows so much about reviving, reconciling, and…

Ma’ Rosa: A Social Cancer Exposé

Ma’ Rosa, a Brilliante Mendoza masterpiece, is a drama of survival amidst a social structure of ills and corruption as it centered on family as the most fundamental means to communicate a story. Jaclyn Jose, a lead actor in the film, and her winning at the Cannes Festival this year made the film more interesting…

Les Miserables Manila 2016

For the record, Les Miserables will always be my all-time favorite musical. A cousin, who happens to be a fanatic of musicals, once said that Les Mis is too overrated compared to the other musicals, and that he would ditch it over the rest. I didn’t take offense in it as he had reasons. One, probably…

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Reasons to Like

More than just having the fascination for court room trial scenes in films or series, I just find comfort in How to Get Away with Murder for some griping and thrilling reasons. The endless and impulsive desire to know who killed or how the defendant will be acquitted will always be the eternal reason to love this…

Pixar’s Inside Out: An Insight into the pursuit of happiness

The animation was rather a composition of supposed psychologically-mature content and amusement. Pixar does it best. There is always humanity in the picture. There is revolution. There is recognition of the reality of humanness. Inside Out intrigued me because of the hypes in social media. But what really got me curious was its inclusion of…

#NoFilter by Sandbox Collective: of Millenial Monologues and the like…

I am a millenial. I can’t believe I have just called myself that. The first time I came across this term was when I was reading through some literature for an Advanced Industrial/Organizational Psychology class in graduate school. Although it was rather taken as a cohort of a study on a type of employee in an organizational…

Mad About Mozart!

While faith is restored in humanity, the opera is being restored in modernity. I have so often thought that the opera is beyond my scope of interest in the world of musical theatre. It is rather incomprehensible with the libretto or the lyrics of the operatic works being written in romance languages that would render…