‘Deadma Walking’ plays with a tricky premise and delivers a fun and funny ride (InterAksyon)

Got to see another MMFF entry during the press previews before the actual festival starts on the 25th. This time I saw Deadma Walking, which was a mixed bag for me. Great handling of a very tricky premise with a good sense of irony at the finale but I felt that the emotional weight of the…Read more ‘Deadma Walking’ plays with a tricky premise and delivers a fun and funny ride (InterAksyon)

‘Ang Larawan’ is enjoyable and relevant despite its limiting structure (InterAksyon)

I was actually scared to see Ang Larawan. The trailer scared me. It looked so old-fashion and I'm not the biggest fan of Ryan Cayabyab's musical work. He's a great composer and his pop songs are amazing but I saw an opera of his about Juan Luna, Spolarium, I think, and I didn't like it. But I…Read more ‘Ang Larawan’ is enjoyable and relevant despite its limiting structure (InterAksyon)

it was irresponsible but I needed to get away

I just got back from my friend's lake house in Caliraya. Cat and her family have always been such great hosts and I was so glad that they invited me over just this weekend. I really, really needed a chance to recharge and just relax. I foolishly brought my laptop with me thinking I was…Read more it was irresponsible but I needed to get away

Words and moving pictures (Panorama)

So I wrote something for Panorama in their book issue last November and I only got to see it recently on the online edition. I had almost forgotten I had written it. It's a long piece about how reading books on Scriptwriting, to teach in class, made me realize things about myself as a Scriptwriter.…Read more Words and moving pictures (Panorama)

Project Headshot Clinic X

I'm one with the millions of people all over the world in the fight against HIV and AIDS. My advocacy began with the Headshot Clinic and with Niccolo Cosme. Ten years ago, he shifted Project Headshot Clinic's message for HIV awareness and prevention and it marks the year that I became public with my HIV…Read more Project Headshot Clinic X

Bristling with charm, ‘Si Chedeng at si Apple’ gets away with murder (InterAksyon)

Was able to catch another Cinema One Original Festival competition entry, the charming and off-beat Si Apple at si Chedeng. I can't believe I missed Paki and Nervous Translation as I heard many great things about it but my schedule was crazy the past two weeks. But I was able to catch this movie and while still flawed,…Read more Bristling with charm, ‘Si Chedeng at si Apple’ gets away with murder (InterAksyon)