Fame, authority and influence, societal acceptance, lust, and sexual desires–these are the things that will keep your eyes glued to this year’s Cinemalaya full-length film entry, F#*@BOIS. Directed by the festival’s Best Film Director, Eduardo Roy Jr., the movie follows the lives of Ace Policarpio (Royce Cabrera), a 23-year-old man from Macabebe, Pampanga, and his […]
Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers from the movie. Last August 2 to 13, Cinemalya 15 unveiled its lineup of films for this year’s competition. Among the selection of full-length movies is the cautionary tale of John Denver (Jansen Magpusao), a 14-year-old boy whose life is turned upside down when a video of him attacking his […]
The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) presented “PPP2019” and launched its full set of films, last July 11, 2019.
Warning: May contain spoilers When it comes to love and loss, films often have the tendency to over-dramatize scenes to get viewers to empathize with the characters. But in the Cinemalaya 14 film “Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon” (Waiting for Sunset), the story of life and death is told in a simple, heartwarming tale that’s […]
On its 14th year, Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival once again presented a compelling lineup of full-length entry films with the theme “Wings of Vision”. This year’s Short Feature B showcases different tales of struggling relationships that mirror real-life scenarios. You, Me, and Mr. Wiggles: Marital and sexual relationship Directed by Jav Velasco and co-written […]
Warning: May contain spoilers The film ends with a line that resonates in familiarity. BuyBust is Erik Matti’s carefully composed commentary on the Philippine’s War on Drugs. It is a spectacle leading the senses to an exhilarating and exhausting overdrive through the film’s cinematic design. Without a doubt, it is a win for the technical […]
Behind the throngs of people waiting outside the Cultural Center of the Philippines is the lane of full-scale film posters. For strangers, it can be just another event. For the regulars, it signifies the start of the Cinemalaya season. The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival welcomed its fourteenth year last August 3, 2018, at the […]
Throughout the years, we’ve seen the beauty and complexity of well-made Philippine movies. From timeless classics like “Insiang” to modern-day blockbusters like “Heneral Luna,” these cinematic masterpieces have shaped and influenced our culture today. To pay homage to this medium, artist Edz Gatdula recreates posters from some of the best films in Philippine cinematic history. […]
Written by Jose Javier Reyes, “Spirit of the Glass: The Haunted” sees three friends who gained popularity through social media: Bea, Lisette and Chelsea were called the Instaglams since their popularity was rooted on social media.