On The Job at Alipato, pasok sa 60 Best Asian Films of The Decade ng Asian Movie Pulse

by Jojo Gabinete
Jan 22, 2021
On the Job, na gawa ng director na si Erik Matti, at Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember ni Direk, na gawa ni Khavn Dela Cruz, kinilala ng international movie critics sa Asian Movie Pulse.
PHOTO/S: On The Job / Alipato

Ang On the Job at Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember ang mga natatanging pelikulang Pilipino na kasama sa listahan ng The 60 Best Asian Films of the Decade (2011-2020) ng Asian Movie Pulse.

Ang Asian Movie Pulse ay isang online site na naglalayong mag-promote ng Asian cinema sa pamamagitan ng kanilang coverage ng international film festivals at paggawa ng movie reviews.

Ang On The Job ay ang ang 2013 action-thriller film ng Reality Entertainment Inc. Bida rito sina Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joey Marquez, at Joel Torre,

Ang Alipato ay ang 2016 crime drama film ng underground filmmaker at poet na si Khavn Dela Cruz.

Mahigit sa 25 na writers at expert sa Asian cinema mula sa tatlong kontinente ang bumubuo sa Asian Movie Pulse, na may layuning itaguyod ang mga pelikula na gawa sa Asya.

Si Erik Matti ang direktor ng On the Job. Puring-puri siya ng Asian Movie Pulse dahil sa mahusay na pagkakagawa sa pelikula.

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"On the Job is an impressive film, as it combines artistry, entertainment, and meaningfulness in an outstanding package,” ang opinyon ng Asian Movie Pulse member at Greek writer na si Panos Kotzathanasis.

Patuloy niya, "Erik Matti directs a genuine crime thriller that shows its nature from the first sequence, with the two hired assassins killing the drug dealer among a parade in the street.

"This initial sequence introduces the characters, and the second one, that consists of live footage, the setting of the story, where violence, corruption, and utter disregard for human life are the main rules."

Tamang-tama raw ang timpla ng visual style, music, at editing ng pelikula para iparating ang mensahe ng pelikula.

"The first scene is also indicatory of the visual style of the film, which features a number of lengthy single shots, equally impressive presentation of the prison, the slums, and life on higher circles, in combination with the almost perpetual music, which, occasionally, gives the film a music video essence.

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"In that fashion, Francis Ricardo Buhay III’s cinematography is outstanding, as it focuses on the hard realism of life in the Phillipines.

"The same applies to Jay Halili’s editing, who changes the pace from rapid in the action scenes, to relatively slow in the dramatic ones, perfectly fitting the film’s general aesthetics.

"Ervin Romulo’s music and a great soundtrack consisting mostly of guitar-dominated tracks provide a great background for the events unfolding on screen.”

Si Kotzathanasis din ang nag-review sa Alipato.

Pinuri niya ang indie film ni Khavn, na dapat panoorin ng Filipino moviegoers dahil nakapanghihinayang na palampasin ang pelikula na hinahangaan sa ibang mga bansa.

Naiiba raw ang estilo ni Khavn sa non-linear exposition ng kuwento ng Alipato.

"Khavn directs and pens a truly chaotic film, that seems more like a collage of his extreme thoughts than an actual film.

"However, here lies his biggest trait, since, through all that images and absurd sequences, he manages to tell a story quite clearly, despite the evident surrealism."

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Nagamit din daw ang musical scoring para mas lalong maging stand-out ang pelikula.

"Furthermore, music is almost constant in the movie, frequently making it look like an extreme music video, much like Sogo Ishii’s Burst City although in a more contemporary way.

"In that fashion, the film’s music plays a very important role, and Brezel Göring and Francis de Veyra do a great job in the score and in the arrangement of the various tracks, which are composed by Khavn, Bing Austria and others.”

Mga award-winning at critically-acclaimed movies mula sa Japan at South Korea ang karamihan sa mga pelikula sa listahan ng The 60 Best Asian Film of the Decades (2011-2020).

Pinangungunahan ito ng Parasite, ang best picture ng 92nd Academy Awards.

Kaya tunay na isang malaking karangalan para sa ating bansa na kasali ang On the Job at Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember bilang pinakamahuhusay na pelikula ng dekada mula sa Asya.

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On the Job, na gawa ng director na si Erik Matti, at Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember ni Direk, na gawa ni Khavn Dela Cruz, kinilala ng international movie critics sa Asian Movie Pulse.
PHOTO/S: On The Job / Alipato
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