Cinemalaya 2020: ‘The Slums’ Review

The Slums doesn’t get overly profound with its messaging but it does get its point across in a straightforward manner. There were attempts to be funny but all of this is just a facade for entertainment value. For those who understand how it is to be poor, it is truly heartbreaking. … Read More Cinemalaya 2020: ‘The Slums’ Review

Cinemalaya 2020: Here’s the list of short films you don’t want to miss

Cinemalaya 2020 is upon us and what better way to celebrate independent cinema than by watching 10 amazing short films in competition for this year’s festival through Vimeo. Check out these 10 short films vying for top honors in this year’s competition. Ang Gasgas na Plaka ni Lolo Bert Filmmakers: JANINA GACOSTA and CHESKA MARFORI… Read More Cinemalaya 2020: Here’s the list of short films you don’t want to miss

Short Films Take Center Stage at Cinemalaya 2020

Short films will take center stage in this year’s edition of the Cinemalaya Film Festival which will push through despite the challenges of the COVID-19 global health pandemic. According to festival organizers, because of the challenges presented by the COVID pandemic on the filming schedules and budgets of full length film entries, many of the… Read More Short Films Take Center Stage at Cinemalaya 2020

The World of the Married: Quick Thoughts

All in all, I get why people are hooked to The World of the Married, even though there are already familiar elements to the story that has been explored in previous dramas. You have a rootable central character surrounded by evil, evil people but she just continues to get up after getting knocked down time and again. I am completely on board to see Sun Woo triumph in the end. Only four more episodes to go. … Read More The World of the Married: Quick Thoughts

Evil Oppas: Kdrama Actors Who Successfully Portrayed Villain Roles

I’ve been watching Korean dramas for years but I am constantly surprised by the acting range of the actors who play different roles for each project. I have been so impressed to see actors take a gamble on roles in suspense thrillers and even murder mysteries instead of sticking to their romantic prince image. While… Read More Evil Oppas: Kdrama Actors Who Successfully Portrayed Villain Roles

A Tale of Two Direks: Kdrama Perspectives from 2 Filipino Directors

Audiences should not be attacked for the type of content that they prefer. And art should know no race. Good cinema is good cinema is good cinema. It transcends language and boundaries. If we want to bring local cinema to the attention of the world, our filmmakers should be open to different world views and approaches. Our local industry should be mindful of quality even while balancing it with profitability. … Read More A Tale of Two Direks: Kdrama Perspectives from 2 Filipino Directors