Despite its excellent first half, ‘Aurora’ stumbles in its final act and sinks (ClickTheCity)

Aurora was the only film in the Metro Manila Film Festival that I wanted to see and it's the only one I've seen so far. I tried to go and watch two more, at least, but I really didn't have the gumption to do it. Let's face it. The MMFF is not the festival that…Read more Despite its excellent first half, ‘Aurora’ stumbles in its final act and sinks (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)

‘Ang Panday’ and the failure of the single savior plot (InterAksyon)

I can't believe the last movie I will see in the cinema was Ang Panday. The movie had everything in it and it melted my brain. It melted my brain for being so extra. It's such a sad thing, in my opinion, that this would be the last film I saw in the cinema in 2017,…Read more ‘Ang Panday’ and the failure of the single savior plot (InterAksyon)

‘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)

‘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)

Hanging Out — episode 2 teaser

The Christmas feeling hit me only on the 24th and I've been rolling with it ever since, hence the lack of updates. Quite sorry about that. When the 26th came, it was over but I went straight to the movies to catch the Metro Manila Film Festival movies that were showing at the cinema. As…Read more Hanging Out — episode 2 teaser