Graceland movie poster

An outstanding noir — sort of a Filipino Fargo without the cheerful black humor — wherein the stink of moral sewage is rivaled only by the stench of desperation. Marlon Villar has a sick wife and a crappy job as a driver for a (very) dirty congressman. He also has a daughter with whom he prays — but what he prays for is not a clean heart and an upright spirit. Writer-director Ron Morales sends our allegiances spinning through a festering wound of a world, and keeps the camera rolling as he scrapes away layer after layer of rot. But he does so without bombast, and with the frank admission that morality is often a matter of what kinds of corruption we will or will not tolerate. Everybody's bad, but some people are worse, and a few want to be better than they are. With Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias. 2012.

This movie is not currently in theaters.

Comments

Sign in to comment

Join our
newsletter list

Enter to win $25 at Broken Yolk Cafe

Each newsletter subscription
means another chance to win!

Close