I like this new MMFF logo. It cutely reflects both celluloid and digital via the wheel icons. Then there’s Metro Manila icons within the jeep. And then there’s movement, as this is an animated logo. The font is also reminiscent of the past Tourism Dept. campaign of “It’s more fun in the Philippines!” Enter … More MMFF2016: My briefer (pantyer?)
WordPress has changed so much that I’m having a hard time reorienting myself with their new UI. Yes, it has been that long since I’ve been here. Laman ng buhay at lamyerda sa Pilipinas at Asya ang unang inatupag ng lola mo…pero hindi pa rin nakakalimutan ang pelikula, siyempre. At dahil MMFF ang huling paalam … More 2016 Life, Interrupted…2017 resuming take!
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!
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 … More 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 … More Queering the historic universe
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. … More The future is here, but the future is not now
I can’t believe 2014 passed by without a peep from me here. Life takes over sometimes, and this is what happens: social media silence. But that’s fine. If you were expecting an MMFF review, I totally missed it since I spent the holidays in the province upon learning that there will be no gender-sensitive film … More All quiet on the eastern front