Rappler’s (Some of the) Best movies of 2012

Give Up Tomorrow. No other movie this year has generated much local debate, such as here on Rappler, than this Filipino-American project, which debuted at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco’s compelling essay, about the continued incarceration of Paco Larrañaga and others for the 1997 abduction-disappearance of sisters Jacqueline and Marijoy Chiong, doubles as a hefty glimpse into the confounding ills of the Philippine justice system.

Fresh out on DVD locally, Give Up Tomorrow is not just a riveting, gut-wrenching couple of hours; it is also gifted with a brilliant title, a not-what-you-think line authored by Larrañaga himself that echoes the movie’s own more-than-meets-the-eye thesis.


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