My Top 5 Movies this Year (so far...)

1. Kita Kita (I See You)

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an indie Filipino film screened and won in the Osaka Film Fest 2017, made me feel lots of emotions, it's a romcom about two unlikely people: Lea and Tonio. Lea suffers from temporary blindness, and Tonio is her new neighbor.

The story follows the narrative of Lea losing her sight and Tonio having her be his tour-guide (Lea's job is being a tour-guide). Even if she is blind, Tonio still insisted her being his guide around Japan. It was a rollercoaster of emotions. Was worth watchng

2. Beauty and the Beast

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classic tale retold, the breathtaking way the old scenes compare from the 1991 animation was unimaginable They did justice to its original predecessor.

I was on the edge of my seat and singing every song; it was as if time turned its hands and I was a kid again. I was disappointed that they remove the song 'Human Again', but it turned to awe with them putting in the unfamiliar tune 'Days in the Sun'. The back story was worth the remake.

3. 100 Tula Para Kay Stella (100 Poems for Stella)

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- indie Filipino film; it's the kind that gives lots of strong emotions: the ending was well-made. The film is about a standard school life romance. The characters were the ones that make the story unique.

Fidel and Stella meet as first year college students. The usual boy meets girl is implied; but due to the girl's bad girl demeanor, the good boy's unrequited love grows into a unrelenting force. The end really is realistic, beautiful, and irritating.

You know it's a good movie when it ends great, yet not.

4. Wonder Woman

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- Love the retell of the classic DC character. They set it at the first World War. It was a nice direction they took at how this character should have started on her journey when she ventured out into the world.

The actress was amazing at her portrayal of the iconic DC character. She led a strong, independent idealism that was present in the movie. It moved me.

5. Spiderman: Homecoming

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- a taste of an Alternative Universe Spiderman, the story was a nice take off of the last MCU film, Captain America: Civil War. The start of a new hero, the friendly neighborhood Spiderman. An honest start to the hero.
He had a few considerably questionable choices in the film; like that boat scene in the trailer. (I'm trying to avoid mentioning spoilers for those in case who haven't scene it).

The twist though got me very panic-stricken. The villain was a bit understandable when you see his side; but in the eyes of the law, he was still in the wrong.

The character growth is what I love the most, on how Peter started as the irresponsible, excited youth to a mature, knowledgeably understanding young adult. It was deeply satisfying.