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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #120 on: Sep 11, 2021 at 08:56 AM »
Road to Venice: Erik Matti’s ‘On the Job: The Missing 8’

https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/movies/erik-matti-on-the-job-the-missing-8-venice-premiere

‘On the Job: The Missing 8’: Film Review - Venice 2021

Cinema genre specialist Erik Matti and his screenwriter spouse, Michiko Yamamoto, return to the world of 2013’s On the Job with this ambitious three-hour-and-twenty-eight-minute sequel, which will soon be re-edited, along with its predecessor, into a six-episode limited miniseries for HBO Asia. Even at near-Irishman length, it works pretty darn well as a feature, widening the cops-‘n’-crooks scope of the Manila-set first film to focus on the role of journalism in holding politicians to account.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-reviews/on-the-job-the-missing-8-venice-2021-1235011403/

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #121 on: Sep 12, 2021 at 07:46 AM »
‘In the Philippines, the Gangsters Are the Politicians,’ Says Team Behind Golden Lion Hopeful ‘On the Job: The Missing 8’

https://variety.com/2021/film/global/venice-on-the-job-the-missing-8-1235061149/

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #122 on: Sep 12, 2021 at 08:03 AM »
John Arcilla just won Best Actor in the Venice Film Festival for On the Job: The Missing 8.

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #123 on: Sep 15, 2021 at 01:24 PM »
On The Job: The Missing 8 - Venice International Film Festival Trailer

https://youtu.be/TTbQ3tXed-8

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Re: Erik Matti's ON THE JOB
« Reply #124 on: Oct 17, 2021 at 11:05 PM »
ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8 ***1/2
Cast: John Arcilla, Dennis Trillo, Dante Rivero, Lotlot De Leon, Christopher de Leon, Eric Fructuoso, Vandolph Quizon, Leo Martinez, Joey Marquez.
Dir: Erik Matti.

A radio host who's a vocal supporter of a powerful mayor start to question his allegiance when his colleagues at the newspaper he works for disappears. This was screened as a 3.5 hour film in Venice where it deservedly won the Best Actor prize for the lead actor John Arcilla. I saw it in the form of a miniseries on HBO Go Asia and I've been told apart from editing in titles and credits in between chapters, it's pretty much the same film so I'll review it as such. Yes, it's a very long film but director Erik Matti's pacing is brisk and personally, I think the arc of the lead character benefits from such a long running time which contributes to his performance. If you're a Filipino or if you follow Filipino politics at all, you can definitely see the parallels and what this film is saying about a certain someone. But even if you don't, this is still a pretty slick and exciting political thriller which will give you a lot to chew on. Excellent film.