Emil Hofileña

Emil Hofileña is a curator at A Good Movie to Watch. He also writes as a theater critic in his native Philippines, where his work has been published in Rogue, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Out of Print, among others. He’s probably crying over a movie or an episode as we speak.

My reviews

A Taste of Love (2024)

4.0

An uneventful Hallmark drama that doesn't make use of its culinary themes

Night of the Kings (2021)

7.6

A theatrical and truly original fantasy drama from Ivory Coast

End of the Century (2019)

best

8.5

A quietly devastating queer romance that does everything with softness and sensitivity

Dear White People

7.7

A smart, self-reflexive, and creatively adventurous college comedy unfairly pre-judged by its title

Comedy Chaos

6.3

A modest comedy series that's light on laughs but built on sturdy foundations

Fan Girl (2020)

7.5

A sensational lead performance leads a conflicted but gripping story of toxic relationships

An American in Austen (2024)

5.3

Another half-baked but surprisingly earnest Jane Austen-themed Hallmark movie

City Hall (2020)

7.6

A massive four-hour-plus account of the ecosystem of local government in Boston

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle (2021)

7.4

An epic portrait of delusional patriotism that misses the chance to be about more

Little Girl (2020)

7.7

An artful, sensitive documentary that advocates for allowing trans kids to live how they want

Taylor Tomlinson: Have It All (2024)

6.0

Somewhat predictable stand-up delivered with cohesion and confidence

Watchmen

best

8.3

A gorgeously conceived milestone for superhero storytelling on screen with a real, subversive message

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