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
Or in short, a review of that film that made you quote lovelorn quips this love month. Or earlier if you caught this in its festival inception. THAT THING CALLED TADHANA (2014) d., s. Tonet Jadaone dop. Sasha Palomares sound. Jedd/Bryan Dumaguina c. Angelica Panganiban, JM De Guzman Pitch: Great concept. Fresh take on storytelling. … Continue reading The future is here, but the future is not now
Glad I was able to catch the Ayala Mall theatrical run of a Cine Filipino entry before the country transforms into its MMFF mode. And I was just going to watch it purely for entertainment's sake but I can't let it pass without a proper review because I think the film -- and what it … Continue reading Pahabol to the year-end roast
September was a happy time for new film releases that are not made under the auspices of film production companies that either mangle brilliant scripts by letting them "be critiqued" by their lupon of creative consultants or don't touch inanely written "template films" (read: nagawa mo na 'yan last year direk and the year before … Continue reading Have a gay day the “indie film” way yey!
Or in short, here's my review of the "independently-produced" movie still showing in commercial cinemas right now. Wagi in fairness sa longevity ha. Ikaw na, Remington! Chos. ZOMBADINGS 1: PATAYIN SA SHOKOT SI REMINGTON (2011) d. Jade Castro p. Origin8 s. Raymond Lee, Michiko Yamamoto, Jade Castro c. ayan read the poster obvious naman haller … Continue reading Awaaard si vakler dahil tegi sa logic
In the interim, here's a recap of queer representations at the Cinemalaya 2011, an article I wrote for POC Pinoy LGBT channel. Independently-produced digital full-length films were showcased last July 2011 at the seventh Cinemalaya Film Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) which were also shown at the University of the Philippines’ … Continue reading Queering Cinemalaya 2011
Since I'm currently in the state of straddling the line between the poverty of creativity (poverty of creativity talaga!) of other people, I should add, and walking out of their spheres of influence (don't wanna be affected/infected/deflected on) wala lang, let's review this film. And maybe later, I'll decode for you that cryptic opening haha. … Continue reading Cinemalaya 2011: Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank