Cine Chika: ‘Mulan man o ‘Maraw… ano na ang galaw?

Logline Note: A former film professor colleague of mine suggested that I post some film and pop culture-related thoughts I've been publishing on Facebook dito sa rather stagnant-ish film review blog ko. In an effort to re-populate my blog again,  oo nga, I will do just that, since sometimes, talking about events and thoughts surrounding a … Continue reading Cine Chika: ‘Mulan man o ‘Maraw… ano na ang galaw?

Year of the Lull

Hello folks! It seems like I skipped a whole year, again, without putting a review out there. I've actually been doing that more on my public Instagram account whenever I post mini-reviews of films I see, which also get cross-posted sa public author's page ko sa FB. You can follow that account if you like: … Continue reading Year of the Lull

MMFF2016: Sunday’s best, all year long

That a documentary film, a full-length one at that, was included in the MMFF 2016 line-up signifies that the right people (or at least a handful maybe) are sitting there at the selection committee of this fest the past year. And good to know that they have enough sensibilities to consider all kinds of films … Continue reading MMFF2016: Sunday’s best, all year long

MMFF2016: Seklusyon perpetua from this one

I still don't like the horror film genre in general, but from time to time, I revisit it when something notable comes out, notable due to the unique concept or interesting storytelling. But this one I was forced to see because I wanted to see what merit it had for being included in this batch, … Continue reading MMFF2016: Seklusyon perpetua from this one

MMFF2016: Kabisera ng buwan, at ang hangin ay may kalamigan…

Ahmsareeeh, was quoting this APO Hiking Society song (sing along here). Kailangan lang may kapitan ang lola mo sa pelikulang ito. Kasi kung ito ang unang napanood mo sa MMFF 2016, either bibitaw ka na agad o...matutulog na lang. O makikipaglambutchingan sa iyong jowa kasi malamig ang Disyembre at Enero. Anyway I digress. Here's why. … Continue reading MMFF2016: Kabisera ng buwan, at ang hangin ay may kalamigan…