Ode To My Family: A Review of ‘Seven Sundays’

Seven_Sundays_Review_Photo_By_Star_CinemaSeven Sundays comes at a time when traditional family ties have been changed, disrupted, eroded, or weakened amidst recent changes in Philippine society.  

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Caring for Animals, Caring for People: Thoughts on ‘Fantastic Beasts’

fantastic_beasts_wallpapershome-comThe Harry Potter novels set themselves against racial supremacy (Magic is Might) and discrimination (Muggle-Born Registry), a theme that carries over into the film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Whatever its flaws as a film (quite a few did not like it), Fantastic Beasts is essentially a reflection and lesson on how we should treat the Other:  represented in the film by cute magical creatures in Newt Scamander’s suitcase. Continue reading