Easter Sunday (2022)

Nice to see the Filipino representation on screen (the meta bow-tying with the TV show offer at the end was a nice touch), though you can tell lead Koy is more of a comedian than an actor (probably why the writers awkwardly shoved a stand-up routine into the church scene). The whiplash plot full of wacky family drama and wild crime action is handled surprisingly well, but is marred by a few cringey low-budget moments (see the poor sound editing during karaoke and obvious green screens).

Lilo & Stitch (2002)


A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. (IMDb)
The highlight here is the blossoming bond between precious lil troublemaker Lilo and her spirit animal Stitch, with their quirky and sometimes destructive antics masking a simple search for belonging. The sister relationship and weighty broken-family motif are full of genuine feeling too though, and together with the refreshing island setting these dynamics make for a grounded and charming character-focused film. The wild space action bookends then, while entertaining, feel a bit out of place.
7.5/10 (Really Good)