Did you miss me? I know you did. Aminin!
Life was just sweepingly hectic in more ways than one. But since this hibernation break, I thought of blogging more in order to get back on track.
But before I do that, I’ll ease into it a bit. I actually wrote some stuff which are film-related and are now out — but in other venues.
My review appeared there in POC since the film is about this aging old gay man.
Here is that review. Seriously, I think this time, we have a contender.
Read up why.
And then, a paper that I have written early this year, presented in a cinema studies conference in Hong Kong last March, is now officially published in the Kritika Kultura ejournal. The journal has a special issue of Ishmael Bernal’s MANILA BY NIGHT and I was invited to submit a paper. I wrote about the lesbian character of Cherie Gil and intersected that with the genderqueer identity. It’s entitled “To conform or not to conform, that is the genderqueer question: Re-examining the lesbian identity in Manila By Night.” That paper is available here. The rest of the journal’s issue is here and could be downloaded as a pdf file like my paper. Enjoy cinema geeks!Yes, I have been busy. No, film-watching and critiquing were not forgotten, just overtaken by other avenues. But I promise that now, it will be back here again, ready for more.
Okay roll cam!