On Leadership and Fame: a review of ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ (ClickTheCity)

I didn't really like Heneral Luna and while Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is a different beast altogether, I kinda liked it. I kinda like how it went against everything I thought it would be based on marketing and what I heard about the film. I think Jerrold Tarog did a great job co-writing the piece with Rody…Read more On Leadership and Fame: a review of ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ (ClickTheCity)

What makes a great Filipino horror film? (CNN Philippines)

I was interviewed by CNN Philippines Life for the article What makes a great Filipino horror film?. I'm part of a group of amazing Filipino filmmakers like Carlo Ledesma (The Tunnel), Jerrold Tarog (Aswang, Sana Dati), Jade Castro (Zombadings), and others. I'm with really in great company here. I was included as the screenwriter of T'yanak. Take…Read more What makes a great Filipino horror film? (CNN Philippines)

Mariquina: Takes its Time but Delivers the Goods

I got to see Mariquina last night and I posted my review of it and it's now out on Juice. I'm really, really excited about the three movies I've seen in the Cinemalaya this year. There is a tendency to move away from the over-dramatic now and to do understated work and it's really such…Read more Mariquina: Takes its Time but Delivers the Goods

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