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5 films to see on the week of December 8-15, 2017


ALICE is a doctor specializing in sleep disorders and her current patients are from a family whose infirmities including sleep paralysis. The doctor finds herself having to abandon rational explanations for the family’s increasingly serious problems and looks into the possibility that they are being terrorized by a parasitic demon who preys on the weak as they sleep. Directed by Jonathan Hopkins, it stars Maggie Q, Kristen Bush, Sam Troughton, Will Kemp, William Hope, and Sylvester McCoy. The Hollywood Reporter’s Frank Scheck commends, “Q, who also executive produced, delivers a solid turn in the central role, effectively conveying Alice’s vulnerability as well as her fierce determination to help her patients…”
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Smaller and Smaller CirclesSmaller and Smaller Circles

BASED on the crime novel by F. H. Batacan, Smaller and Smaller Circles centers on two Jesuit priests who investigate a series of murders of young boys whose bodies are left lying in the Payatas garbage dump. Directed by Raya Martin, it stars Nonie Buencamino, Sid Lucero, Carla Humphries, and Bembol Roco.
MTRCB Rating: R-13

The StarThe Star

BO, a brave donkey leaves the village mill and goes on an adventure. He teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep, and a dove named Davem and they follow a Star which leads them to be unlikely heroes of the first Christmas. Directed by Timothy Reckart, it features the voices of Christopher Plummer, Kristin Chenoweth, Steven Yeun, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, and Oprah Winfrey.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Satan's SlavesSatan’s Slaves

AN Indonesian remake of a Japanese horror film, Satan Slaves is the story of a woman who suffers a mysterious illness for three years. Her husband and children try to find a cure but to no avail. After the woman’s death, her spirit returns home for her children. Directed by Joko Anwar, it stars Ayu Laksmi, Bront Palarae, and Tara Basro.
MTRCB Rating: PG

Kamandag ng DrogaKamandag ng Droga

IN THE light of the current administration’s war on drugs, the film centers on the lifestyles of a family and community of addicts and pushers. Directed by Carlo J. Caparas, it stars Christopher de Leon, Lorna Tolentino, and Sarah Lahbati.
MTRCB Rating: R-13