Triggered

Triggered (Topakk) (2023)

Triggered (Topakk) had its international première on Sat 26th Aug at FrightFest “Somewhere in the Philippine jungle”, a close-knit Bravo commando unit comes under attack from “notorious religious militant cult the Papa Sagrada.” After being temporarily dazed by an explosion, the unit’s captain Miguel Vergara (Arjo Atayde) regains consciousness only to witness all his captured…

Violator

Violator (2015)

Violator reviewed as part of the ‘0th’ Edition of the London East Asian Film Festival (LEAFF 2015) “Acid.” It is the first word uttered in Dodo Dayao’s feature debut Violator – and although aging Benito Alano (Joel Lemangan) is talking about reflux from his dyspeptic belly, the word is also an apt introduction to the film’s…