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Michael Mirasol

Michael Mirasol is a Filipino independent film critic who has been writing about films for the past eleven years. He briefly served as film critic for the Manila Times and now writes occasionally for Uno Magazine and his blog The Flipcritic.

Far Flungers

The rise and decline of the superhero

Published with Press Play on Indiewire With the unparalleled box office success of The Avengers, superheroes are back in the spotlight. Most comic book aficionados are delighted with the recognition. But believe it or not, there are those such as…

Far Flungers

The actor as form for the film

A video essay published in tandem with Indiewire "The human face is the great subject of the cinema. Everything is there." - Ingmar Bergman The craggy complexion. The stately ovate chin. Those thin lips deceptively wrapped around that charming smile.…

Far Flungers

Piracy isn't always that simple

Matt Singer wrote a thoughtful piece against piracy a few days ago here on Criticwire. I read it with great interest. And I believe that he is correct, provided that Piracy fits a certain context. Let me try and provide…