I don't know about you but I wasn't so happy with the Academy Awards this year. Aside from Neil Patrick Harris having some lame-o jokes na kailangan pang i-explain, the whole show did away with some of the add-ons that make the Oscars the Oscars in previous years. Like for instance, each award should have … Continue reading Queering the #Oscars2015 show
Oscars 2015 rush started with this film for me. So here are a few thoughts. Queers, listen up! THE IMITATION GAME d. Morten Tyldum s. Graham Moore from the book by Andrew Hodges c. Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley Pitch: A glimpse into the life of Alan Turing whom we might be neglecting as the dude … Continue reading Queering the historic universe
Each year, I try to do a summary of the MMFF films and see how the LGBTQ community was mentioned, referred, treated or depicted in these films. It's part of my duty as a contributing writer for the Pinoy LGBT channel of Phil. Online Chronicles. This year, it's quite amusing to note that there is … Continue reading MMFF 2013: The queer overview
Well, I'm not really sure if I will do a very thorough analysis of GIRL BOY BAKLA TOMBOY for this space like what I did with 10000 HOURS in my previous post -- unless you want me to heheh. Hm esep-esep pa ko k. But anyway, I already wrote something from a queer advocate's point … Continue reading MMFF 2013: GIRL BOY BAKLA TOMBOY
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