Look at that poster. The framing is so beautiful—simple yet impactful. It gracefully hides something somewhere—in the walls, in the space between them, and in the lamp above Piolo.
WARNING: Spoiler alert. Only read this if you have watched the film.
- I don’t know much about film terms, but I know I’ve never seen such a “mainstream” film with that cinematography. The framing for each scene is just as perfect as the color palette they used.
- In relation to number 1, the film captured the beauty of Manila. Who could find beauty in a shot with Pasig River in it? After this, many will definitely see The Den and and the Luneta Hotel.
- I love films with trailers that don’t give away too much of the film or, perhaps, misdirect it to surprise the viewers.
- Films that talk about social issues are rare.
- I tried to search suicide incidents that happened in Jones Bridge. It would be interesting if there were. (Just curious about stats.)
- Is there such thing as arousal because of symmetry?
- I love titles that portray different meanings. Last Night can be viewed in two ways: kagabi and huling gabi.
- While I understand that it’s part of Carmina’s personality, I think she overacted some scenes and talked too much in one vital scene that it almost lost it’s impact.
- You got to love shaved Piolo.
- Visual effects needed to improve, especially for the “underwater people” scene.” The rest was okay. I was a bit nanghinayang here because, as I said in my first point, the cinematography was done well. I know that it’s difficult to apply visual effects, and I appreciate their work, but it wasn’t what I was looking for.
- They subtly mentioned about martial law. I find pride that directors and writers alike help, even subtly, in educating the people about it.
- Silent Sanctuary almost hit the spot.
- Their conversations about heaven made me go hmm.
- This made me a fan of Bela Padilla—actress, singer, writer.
- Unfortunately, this didn’t make me “look at life differently,” but I’m glad that this film inspired many people.