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 … More MMFF2016: Sunday’s best, all year long
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. … More MMFF2016: Kabisera ng buwan, at ang hangin ay may kalamigan…
Or in short, here’s my take on this year’s remake of a tale as old as time, but the messaging is as problematic as ever. Yes, I know it’s as predictable as hell but it still needs to be scrutinized, especially these days when media bombards women and girls with questionable embedded values. CINDERELLA (2015) … More Spinderella cut it up one time!
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 … More Queering the historic universe
A first look at the box office results and it seems that Binoe’s latest action caper is like second to the last or something. But no! I believe this film should be seen by many since it’s well made. It’s not your average Pinoy action film mga beks. Anyway here’s my take on it na … More MMFF 2013: 10000 Hours
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 … More Have a gay day the “indie film” way yey!
THY WOMB (2012) d. Brillante Mendoza s. Henry Burgos dop. Odyssey Flores mscore. Teresa Barrozo c. Nora Aunor, Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, Mercedes Cabral Pitch: In a Muslim community down south, an infertile wife agrees to find another wife for her husband so they could have a child in the house. Catch: ‘Yun na ‘yun. … More MMFF 2012: Thy Womb