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Alapaap (2022)

Directed by: Freidric Macapagal Cortez

Film students make a documentary

while they’re high on drugs.

Abot hanggang alapaap daw ang kanilang imahinasyon kapag naka-droga.

Maliban sa droga, marami pang gustong italakay ang pelikula.

The movie is two hours long. The first hour was tainted with sex, drugs and injustice. While the second hour was dedicated to filmmaking and the Banyan tribe.

Each topic has its own weight and exposure in the movie. With different messages placed on top of one another, nothing stood out by the end but the abundance of everything.

Maliban sa patong patong na mensahe, nag-iiba rin ang atake nila sa mga eksena.

Either it’s a visual feast or gore symbolisms.

Either documentary vibe or lengthy narrations.

With all these different techniques, there’s nothing that holds them all together in one place.

There are wordy narrations describing who the characters are. Though visually enticing, the narration part is unnecessary, because it preempts your experience of knowing the characters by yourself.

The actors are all convincing. There’s a conyo that is unintentionally funny. There’s a spoiled brat that’s effortless in crying for help. There’s an aspiring filmmaker that will make you cringe with the way he treats his subject. Everyone did their part well.

The credits scene is appreciated because not only the cast is featured, but the production team is also highlighted.

The movie has many ups and downs. And in between, you’ll see the silver lining.

Contrary to most Vivamax usual nonsense sex offerings, this movie has some value in it.

The stories and topics featured in the movie are real and authentic. The messages are said and heard. The cast is good. The cinematography is appetizing.

𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘢𝘱 may not reach greater heights.

But at least, it’s not low on value and content.



Cast: Josef Elizalde, Kat Dovey, Ali Asistio, Andrea Garcia, Chesca Paredes, Jaggy Lejano, Luke Selby

Presented by: Center Stage Productions, Viva Films

Date Released: November 18, 2022 via Vivamax

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews



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