Honest and Precise, ‘Lady Bird’ Reminds Us That Films are also about our Everyday Struggles (ClickTheCity)

I loved Lady Bird. It's like this perfect little film where all the elements just come together and work so well. Everything fits and it's smart and touching and familiar and true. I was scared because of all the hype that surrounded it but when I finally got to see it, I understood immediately what it…Read more Honest and Precise, ‘Lady Bird’ Reminds Us That Films are also about our Everyday Struggles (ClickTheCity)

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How do you solve a problem like the MMFF? (CNN Philippines)

Shinji Manlangit wrote an article on the issues surrounding the Metro Manila Film Festival and possible solutions moving forward. He asked several stakeholders from the industry, myself included, to give their insights and I'm happy to be a part of this rather sobering look into the controversial annual festival. Read the article here: How do you…Read more How do you solve a problem like the MMFF? (CNN Philippines)

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I'm kinda weirded out today. I showed my class at College of St. Benilde Rashomon to discuss cinematic adaptations and found them less than enthusiastic about the whole ordeal. I have about eight students who share their thoughts and insights but the majority of them are just sitting there. I don't know. I hope they are…Read more realignment

Disrupting Cinema: Technology is disrupting cinema as we know it (Adobo magazine)

So I wrote an article for Adobo magazine about how technology has affected cinema. This is my second contribution to Adobo magazine but I'm not sure if I'll be contributing for them again soon. I was really late in submitting this piece and I'm so embarrassed about it but there were many interesting things that…Read more Disrupting Cinema: Technology is disrupting cinema as we know it (Adobo magazine)

‘Baby Driver’ is a modern dance on film, an absolute joy to watch (Interaksyon)

The unconventional name aside, Baby Driver is a magnificent display of filmmaking and it's one of the reasons why people enjoy watching movies so much. It's the perfect blend of all the elements that make a good film -- acting, story, direction, camerawork, editing, and music. Simply put, this cannot be done in theater and this…Read more ‘Baby Driver’ is a modern dance on film, an absolute joy to watch (Interaksyon)

The cold war is far from over in ‘Atomic Blonde’ (Interaksyon)

I really, really wanted to love Atomic Blonde. Charlize Theron is a goddess and I promised myself I was going to watch all her movies. But I was a little disappointed with this film. Maybe I had too much expectations but I felt that the plot was told in a convoluted manner and the pacing was…Read more The cold war is far from over in ‘Atomic Blonde’ (Interaksyon)

The true stars of ‘Dunkirk’ are Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer (Interaksyon)

If you are going to watch Dunkirk, let me tell you now: watch it in an IMAX theater. Seriously. Christopher Nolan put out all the stops and you have to see it in the biggest cinema screen you can with the best sound. Because Hans Zimmer's score is fabulous. Read my review here: The true stars of…Read more The true stars of ‘Dunkirk’ are Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer (Interaksyon)