of eyes and teeth

Yesterday, I was finally able to go to the dentist. It's been about six years, maybe, since I've last gone to the dentist. It was to remove the last set of impacted wisdom teeth that I had. This was a year after my hospitalization for meningitis. I had just survived my second bout with the…Read more of eyes and teeth

‘Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B’ is split in half by its theme (InterAksyon)

The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is almost over and I haven't even seen half of the films. I got busy with work and flying off to Bacolod for the weekend sort of cut the options of films that I could get to see. Not all the films were made available due to limited theaters and¬†Birdshot…Read more ‘Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B’ is split in half by its theme (InterAksyon)

Bacolod for the weekend

I arrived last Friday because I was invited to give a talk on screenwriting at the Negros Museum for the FDCP. The FDCP sponsored my trip back home and I asked to stay for the weekend to be with my parents but at the same time, it was a chance for me to get myself…Read more Bacolod for the weekend

‘Patay na si Hesus’ offers madcap humor that never veers to stereotypes (Interaksyon)

Probably the funniest Filipino movie I've seen,¬†Patay na si Hesus is a hilarious romp from Cebu to Dumaguete with an eccentric family filled with issues that are real but handled with such a masterful touch by director Victor Villanueva that what is tragic has become comic. It's a really well-made film and I'm so happy…Read more ‘Patay na si Hesus’ offers madcap humor that never veers to stereotypes (Interaksyon)

‘Triptiko’ is an uneven trilogy of shorts that explore weirdness (Interakyson)

I got to see this movie last week during it's special preview with the actors and the director. When the film was over, I had to turn to my seat mate, a friend also from Interaksyon and asked if she liked it because I didn't. Her answer helped me form my review and validated my…Read more ‘Triptiko’ is an uneven trilogy of shorts that explore weirdness (Interakyson)

The timeless overpowers the timely in ‘West Side Story’ revival (Interaksyon)

I wanted to say more, actually. I had so much more to say but it would have gone against my new writing style for reviews. I could've gone really technical and gone down every aspect of the show -- the good and the bad -- but I've done that a lot in my reviews for…Read more The timeless overpowers the timely in ‘West Side Story’ revival (Interaksyon)