Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

No one can ever write about an actor as vividly as his close relations, co-actors, and directors, or perhaps a fan who has been following his work for many years. However, I am quite enamored by Max von Sydow, not because of a necessary tribute, but because as good an actor he was, I found a little space for him in the cinephile division of … Continue reading Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi goes, we will follow

One of the predicaments in our country today is the supposed non-renewal of the franchise of the biggest media broadcasting corporation, ABS-CBN. While I have no business about the issues the media giant is facing (I believe it would be impossible for them to go off-air), I lie if I say I won’t be curious if ever they lose in the end. I mean, what … Continue reading Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi goes, we will follow

George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

For every feature of #ThePopBlogCrush, the question lies in whether I write about a charismatic and popular personality, or a serious and grim personality heavily perused in her/his/their craft. I’m always torn between the two, but I almost always choose the latter. I love character actors, the underdog (or subtle) heroes of film and tv. In the 16 years that he’s been in the industry, … Continue reading George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

Song Kang Ho, the male muse of South Korea’s most prolific directors

I am going against the flow. Instead of featuring cute or chiseled Korean Hallyu actors and idols, this week’s Pop Blog Crush is Song Kang Ho, Korea’s King of arthouse films. Song Kang Ho is the only Asian actor to have won Locarno Film Festival’s Excellence Award. He’s also trending these days because his starer film, Parasite, is up for six Oscars, including Best Picture … Continue reading Song Kang Ho, the male muse of South Korea’s most prolific directors

EA Guzman, the underrated chameleon

Be it singing, dancing, acting, or whatever talent in the arts he may also possess, Edgar Allan Guzman can deliver. What started as a grand championship in Eat Bulaga’s Mr. Pogi would grow into a stable career for EA. He would star in several indie and mainstream films as lead and support, with Cinemalaya’s Ligo na Ü, Lapit na Me being one of the memorable … Continue reading EA Guzman, the underrated chameleon