So, while I’m in Lisbon (yes, I’ve arrived!), I won’t be able to catch the films that are showing in Manila for me to review. So, while I’m here (and I will be here for awhile), I’ve told Juice that I will be writing articles about films and theatre, instead of my usual reviews. How could I, anyway? I’ll be all over the place here and the last thing I would like to do is step into a cinema to watch a film. Not when there’s so much to see and feel and experience.
The idea is not to escape or get lost in a fictional world — but to interact and engage in the foreign, real world that I’m currently in now.
So I won’t be doing reviews for Juice but I will be writing articles like this one which is about what I feel happened to the film industry. It seems, all the big, smart, intelligent dramas have found a new home and that the cinema has been left to the big-budget expensive event films, which are now happening every month and not just on summer.
This is what I think happened.
You can read my article here: Age of the Blockbusters: Where are the Smart Films?
And for that matter, read one of the last reviews I got to write for Juice before I left: La Revolucion Filipina: Why Ballet is Still Relevant.
And I have no idea if I had put my review of Guardians of the Galaxy up and so I’m going to put it here also, just in case you want to read it: Guardians of the Galaxy: Out of this World Fun
And soon, I’m going to be posting here and there about what I’m seeing and experiencing; tiny poems here and there; and photos of the things I’m going to see.
I’m in Lisbon. I’ll be here for awhile. Things are going to have to change.