Gibbs Cadiz of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, in his fabulous new blog, reviews Mel Chionglo’s Twilight Dancers. Put the genre to rest, he says.
Mel Chionglo’s new film seems to be about everything–poverty, urban rot, youthful alienation, marital strife, government corruption, salvaging, unfair labor practices, teenage pregnancy, even the commercialization of school campuses, natch. But ultimately it is about nothing. Nothing new, that is. Not a single thread of this wispy, shopworn tale about male prostitution in Manila is fresh, insightful or worth a second look. That’s because its themes and preoccupations have been done to death, flogged to within an inch of the bare skins and naked souls that had overflowed in other, better movies of this sort.
Go visit Gibb’s blog - it’s definitely worth the click!
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