‘Never Not Love You’ is unafraid to get quiet, intense, and very real (ClickTheCity)

I think I just saw my favorite contemporary movie about love. Antoinette Jadaone's┬áNever Not Love You is a beautiful deconstruction of the romantic movie in the way that it de-romanticizes love without taking away the sheer wonder and beauty of falling in love. What it does is that it injects a very healthy dose of…Read more ‘Never Not Love You’ is unafraid to get quiet, intense, and very real (ClickTheCity)

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The genius of ‘Love You to the Stars and Back’ is what is hidden in the genre (InterAksyon)

I'm a huge fan of Antoinette Jadaone. I don't think that's a secret. I was excited for this film but also because I was so intrigued about all this Joshua Garcia hype that's going around. How charming can one young man be? I was finally going to see it for myself. Was I surprised.┬áLove You…Read more The genius of ‘Love You to the Stars and Back’ is what is hidden in the genre (InterAksyon)

writing like a critic again

Yesterday, I saw a movie in the cinema again. Haven't done that in a while -- two weeks is a long while for me -- and because I didn't want to see Furious 7, I decided to lift my self-imposed ban from reviewing Filipino films, I saw You're My Boss. I put up this self-imposed…Read more writing like a critic again

Sonata wins three awards at the PMPC Star Awards

In the recent 30th Philippine Media Press Club Star Awards, our little film, Sonata, came home with three awards. I am so happy that Mike Idioma (Sound Engineering), Emerzon Texon (Musical Score), and Junjun Montelibano (Production Design) were all given recognition for their amazing work in our film.     And while our film was…Read more Sonata wins three awards at the PMPC Star Awards

Cinemalaya 2013: there’s hope for Philippine cinema

So I've been watching a lot of the Cinemalaya movies for this year. I felt bad because I only got to see two films of last year's Cinemalaya. I saw Diablo, which I hated and that won Best Film, if you can believe; and Ang Nawawala by Marie Jamora, which I loved. I understood that…Read more Cinemalaya 2013: there’s hope for Philippine cinema