Moymoy Palaboy & Roadfill with an appearance of Pinoy Biscuit Blogger DCRJ (Dr. Dan C. Rivera, Jr.) in the music video 'Rugby Boy' from the moymoypalaboy 'Uploaded' Album CD/DVD Moymoy Palaboy & Roadfill at DCRJ's clinic January 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DCRJ's MOVIE REVIEWS: MIKE DE LEON's Film Masterpieces SISTER STELLA L (1984) & BATCH '81 (1982)

What's the L in SISTER STELLA L stand for ? I saw this 1984 film again in DVD format and the story still holds true in this generation. SISTER STELLA L, masterfully directed by Mike De Leon which starred Vilma Santos, is about a nun's wakening on the harshness and cruelties of capitalism given to the oppressed. Powerful performances by Tony Santos Sr. and Jay Ilagan. A Filipino masterpiece of a film. My ratings: 5 out of 5 Biscuits !

I just saw Mike De Leon's BATCH '81 (1982) for the umpteenth time. Bought this original DVD in a Video City store at SM Sucat. One of Director Mike De Leon's celebrated film about fraternity and its consequences. Although the film quality isn't at par with today's standard I am still in awe with its phasing, editing and camera panning. Powerful, moving and one of the best films in Philippine cinema. See this film if you haven't seen it and you'll realize how trashy most of the local films being produced today hehehe. My ratings: 5 out of 5 Biscuits !

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