Friday, September 13, 2013

Salvi: Ang Pagpadayon

by Reymundo Salao

The story of SALVI is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and civilization has seemingly become non-existent. Most of the characters cannot even remember (or choose not to remember) how the world has come to that bleak point. The main character of the movie is a girl named Salvi, who chooses to make herself look like a boy, and sets out on a journey to search for her missing sister who was kidnapped long ago by a marauding gang from the “Campo”. Along the way, she meets a thief named Abet who knows the location of the Campo. Salvi’s journey leads her to a slave camp run by a transvestite queen named Madonna. There, they meet another mysterious companion named Kardo.  Salvi soon faces the end of her journey with horrifying revelations.[hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

On The Job (OTJ)

The Shining Hope for Pinoy Mainstream Cinema
by Reymundo Salao

The story of ON THE JOB tackles the controversial issue of prison detainees being secretly slipped out of prison to serve as hired assassins. And once their job is done, they secretly slip back to prison and pretend that they have been there all the while. The syndicate that runs this operation is powerful enough and rich enough to easily mobilize such operation. The movie has a story that promises itself, not to only raise people’s eyebrows in approval, but also promises to be a classic. [hit the jump to continue]