donvyt

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Reviews

The Cleaning Lady
(2022)

Race is a footnote and no victim card played
As a Filipino, the plight of my countries primary export: domestic help, is all too familiar. But this time it's not exactly that, but the story is about a Cambodian doctor educated and who emigrated from the Philippines.

This story also takes me to a completely unfamiliar situation. Of course Vegas never disappoints as a backdrop for a story - but a cleaning lady playing the role of a strong, female character, as well as a mother, and a friend, without focusing attention to race or playing the victim card, is completely refreshing.

Sweet Tooth
(2021)

Diversity and inclusiveness
As the world tries to embrace diversity and inclusiveness, in spite of all the things that try to empower divisiveness, regionalism, and racist behavior; this series offers an alternate narrative that highlights humanity's diversity with literal horns and tails - without diminishing what makes us human, and what sets us apart from lesser life forms: which as far as I'm concerned is still comprised of the very same humans differently dressed in the latest trending attire, purchased with other people's hard-earned cash, exhibiting behavior one would hardly consider as "human."

I happen to know a tardigrade whose entire life never involved the intentional and deliberate desire to do harm.

Kung Fu
(2021)

Kung Fu?
This TV series' title should end with a question mark, because even the screenwriters seem to have absolutely no idea what story they're telling!

From the most overused, cliche'd, and stereotypical Asian tropes having the most mediocre of conversations while speeding through crucial plot points as if they were the answer to the question, "Are you human?"

My Octopus Teacher
(2020)

No wonder it won an Oscar!
Initially, I thought it would be another cheesy documentary; believe me, I've seen thousands! And then, that voice! It hooks you in, as you feel yourself part of the discovery. Watch and learn, they say. Watch her learn, I say! With no lessons, no teacher, no mother. In this yearlong and lifelong journey through self-discovery.

Debris
(2021)

Meh
It's like X-Files, except that they're just making things up as they go along.

Superman & Lois
(2021)

Superheroes living real lives?
If I wanted to watch real life I'd look in the mirror and practically everywhere else. Not where I would normally go for entertainment.

Monster Hunter
(2020)

Kudos to Milla & Ron!
What started out as a 2020's Stargate was merely a prologue to an excellently edited, gut-wrenching, and seat-of-your-pants action movie!

And wait for the post-credits.

Honest Thief
(2020)

He's got skills
A great ride, despite knowing the premise, and of course, the eventual outcome.

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote
(2020)

Amazingly executed!
The most beautiful TV Series episode I have never seen... in the usual way, that is.

Emily in Paris
(2020)

Fish out of water
Your typical fish out of water storyline but what a beautiful fish and such beautiful waters. A great study on cultural differentiation, sometimes highlighting what's wrong with the American psyche when viewed from a foreign lens. In short, they sometimes just overthink everything. Vive la différence! C'est la vie!

Love Sarah
(2020)

Life goes on
"An end can be a beginning," is cliche as cliche gets. But this year's beginning has made us look forward to its eventual end, towards another... hopefully better beginning. #donvy

Enola Holmes
(2020)

No! Not him!
What a casting catastrophe! Sherlock? Really? Such an insult to the impressive actors prior. So distracting from an excellent story.

The Devil All the Time
(2020)

Think different
It's comforting to see a version of this world where this pandemic isn't the worst thing that could happen. Let us ensure humanity's survival by not all thinking the same thoughts.

Raised by Wolves
(2020)

Ridley Scott. 'Nuff said.
Not what you think, better than expected! It's by Ridley Scott, after all.

The One and Only Ivan
(2020)

Those eyes...
The windows to the soul. When might we be able to see this much humanity again... within us and our fellow humans? And there's a post-credits clip, just wait and see.

Ted Lasso
(2020)

A refreshing perspective
Proof that kindness can still take the lead role in a major production and garner accolades if not from industry bodies but from those that matter: viewers.

Good Girls
(2018)

Breaking bad three times
This series throws you a curve ball just when you thought you were getting comfortable with your popcorn and... bourbon.

Dark City
(1998)

The matrix reimagined
An eye-opening glimpse into the inner workings of the matrix's other dimensions.

The High Note
(2020)

A noteable journey
In more ways than one, a musical journey across generations.

Prityazhenie
(2017)

Sci-Fi fans must-see!
We know who the true monsters are, always. That's why the aliens would never touch us with a ten-light-year pole.

Upload
(2020)

Blacker Mirror
If you love Black Mirror, you will hate yourself if you miss this. Here is 10 times more!

A Thousand Cuts
(2020)

Not a documentary. More marketing than anything else.
What a royal waste of time! Were we expected to be enlightened with disparate snapshots of slightly related events with absolutely no clear evidence of any journalistic activity? Their entitled millennial workforce, none of whom are witnesses to history, have now developed a sense of self-importance by their mere affiliation. Trying on clothes, getting a haircut, idle chit-chat on the way to the podium; have they no footage of actual news-gathering or investigative journalism activities to fulfill their runtime obligation? Besides, all parties are portrayed with no one's integrity intact. What's the whole point? If this is the story of the Filipino, I will see you all on the other side, wherever that may be.

21 Bridges
(2019)

Philippines in the time of Covid19
The extent of corruption depicted in this fiction, bears so much familiarity in this country's reality.

I'd rather look the devil in the eye, at that moment when I die - not referring to the Covid-19, but this country's leader I'm in.

Destination Wedding
(2018)

I aspire to write and speak as well as these
Reminiscent of much simpler times, the premise in the situations are a far cry from our constant barrage of superheroes and Michael Bay explosions. I welcome it wholeheartedly! It's a breath of fresh air! It's relatable, believable, palatable.

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