Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

Each of us certainly has the DNA that always makes us yearn for something new and different. Such a trait has a lot of marketers snag up their game. An example is the food and restaurant industry wherein according to insiders, people tend to grow out of a revered establishment in just a matter of 3 years. The businesses would excite us in the beginning, … Continue reading Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

Goyo Sneak Peek: My interview with Paulo + Angelito short film

After the box-office success of the indie film Heneral Luna comes another epic tale about one of our venerated heroes during the Filipino-American war–General Gregorio del Pilar, entitled Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. Gregorio del Pilar already became a prominent figure during the revolution against the Spaniards even before the battle in Tirad Pass (vs. the Americans). After the Philippines got liberated from the Spanish rule, … Continue reading Goyo Sneak Peek: My interview with Paulo + Angelito short film

Citizen Jake: on Activism, Pessimism, and the Corleones

I was really excited to watch Citizen Jake because first of all, one of my favorite directors from what I believe the Golden age of the Philippine cinema is (during the 70s to 80s), Mike de Leon, directed it. It’s his first film after 18 years, the last one being Bayaning 3rd World, which is one of my favorites. Among the greatest directors in the … Continue reading Citizen Jake: on Activism, Pessimism, and the Corleones

DP2: How Wade came to be my favourite superhero

This blog post contains spoilers, but don’t worry, each sentence/paragraph has a warning. I am no comic book superhero fan. Nor do I ever put their movie franchises on a pedestal. I even criticize them, to the point of finding unexpected pleasure of watching them just a few days short of their premiere. I find it really fulfilling that I could detect their political agendas–which … Continue reading DP2: How Wade came to be my favourite superhero

Stanley Kubrick’s Genius: A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut

For the past days, I have been a homebody, and surprisingly, I survived. Survival must not even be the term to be used. Whoa I had a good time baby! My current addiction is watching movies! I have been watching a lot of not-so mainstream films and reading plots of films I have yet to watch. I’ll try to review some of them decently if … Continue reading Stanley Kubrick’s Genius: A Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shut