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About Armando Dela Cruz

I watch movies 8 days a week. I write about them on Unreel and Screen Anarchy.
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Short of the Week: ‘Sea Devil’ by Brett Potter & Dean C. Marcial
4 years ago

Short of the Week: ‘Sea Devil’ by Brett Potter & Dean C. Marcial

A terrifying horror film currently unfolds before our very eyes. We’re living in a time of unprecedented fear, confusion, and uncertainty. I fear for everyone’s safety and sanity.

Immigration is obviously …
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Short of the Week: ‘Boniato’ by Eric Mainade and The Meza Brothers
4 years ago

Short of the Week: ‘Boniato’ by Eric Mainade and The Meza Brothers

The story of immigrant resilience is rendered nightmarish in Eric Mainade and The Meza Brothers’ Sundance hit, Boniato. The title is anything but arbitrary: boniato literally translates to a type of a white-colored …
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Short Of The Week: ‘Pretty Bitch’ by Rebecca Coley
4 years ago

Short Of The Week: ‘Pretty Bitch’ by Rebecca Coley

A scorned heart screws with the mind. This is realized in the first few frames of Rebecca Coley’s Pretty Bitch: clips woven as scissors snip photos of womanly features. The …
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Short Of The Week: ‘Sleepy Eyes’ by Kenneth Dagatan
4 years ago

Short Of The Week: ‘Sleepy Eyes’ by Kenneth Dagatan

Horror’s irony is in its insistent irreverence. Why that is is because it is also one of the most critically structured genres in cinema. Everything has to sit perfectly right. …
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Short of the Week: ‘Vesuvius’ by Erik Matti
4 years ago

Short of the Week: ‘Vesuvius’ by Erik Matti

In 2012, Erik Matti made a short film called Vesuvius. It’s an icily unnerving short about a demon appearing in the guise of a the Virgin Mary. The film follows …
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Alice Lowe Delivers First Trailer For Her Horror-Comedy ‘Prevenge’
4 years ago

Alice Lowe Delivers First Trailer For Her Horror-Comedy ‘Prevenge’

Alice Lowe’s pitch black horror-comedy, Prevenge, generated much praise during its auspicious festival run this year. The premise is simple: a pregnant woman gets killing prompts from the unborn child she’s bearing–“she …
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Short of the Week: ‘Treevenge’
4 years ago

Short of the Week: ‘Treevenge’

Employing hideousness as a stylistic choice takes skill. There’s a rhythm one must grasp amd an order to deliberate chaos. That’s what Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun) achieves with …
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‘Bloody Muscle Body Builder In Hell’ Flexes Its Way to Home Video
4 years ago

‘Bloody Muscle Body Builder In Hell’ Flexes Its Way to Home Video

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The prospect of meshing Hausu and The Evil Dead into one movie is head-turning. The mix-up of the two movies, notorious for their respective trips to bonkersville, would make for …
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Spiritual Horrors Abound In Trailer For Erik Matti’s ‘Seclusion’
4 years ago

Spiritual Horrors Abound In Trailer For Erik Matti’s ‘Seclusion’

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If you have ever dipped your toes in movies of the Johnnie To ilk, you have heard of Filipino auteur, Erik Matti. He’s known for his high-octane crime thriller On The …
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