Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

I had an error of judgment. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a Mindanawon. But no, I commit this error once more. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a bold and willing one. When they first announced that Brillante Mendoza’s new production was entitled “Mindanao,” as a Mindanawon myself, I was thrilled. I thought to … Continue reading Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is a run for the buck. As any film buff would notice, there’s an eclectic mix of the eight films that would be featured, which can be compared to the MMFF of the Golden Age of the Philippine Cinema where the greats such as Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and Ishmael Bernal each have their own entries. Undoubtly one … Continue reading MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be