Category Archives: film review

FILM REVIEW Kita Kita: “to see and feel the difference”

This movie is far from perfect or flawless. But it is a whiff of fresh air that veers away from formulaic, tried and tested romantic flicks from big studios. While Empoy and Alessandra are physically mismatched (as opposed to commercial cutesy loveteams), the two offer perfectly nuanced characters, the former being awkwardly funny and contrived […]

FILM REVIEW Kita Kita: “to see and feel the difference”

This movie is far from perfect or flawless. But it is a whiff of fresh air that veers away from formulaic, tried and tested romantic flicks from big studios. While Empoy and Alessandra are physically mismatched (as opposed to commercial cutesy loveteams), the two offer perfectly nuanced characters, the former being awkwardly funny and contrived […]

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The Crescent Rising, A Review

Written and Directed by: Sheron Dayoc Cinematographers: Sheron Dayoc, Arbi Barbarona, Joseph Suarez, Ryan Marcal & Mark Limbaga Musical Score: Kit Mendoza Sound Recorder: Maki Serapio Sound Design: Jess Carlos Editors: Bianca Topacio, Jolina Matthew Baquino, Maiu Mauricio Colorist: Louie Nakpil Executive Producer: Anak Mindanao Line Producer: Norhaiya Casilen Diabo-Macusang DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 […]

El Presidente (2012): giving Aguinaldo a break.

Two days ago, 29 December, Carmen Pedrosa wrote in her column in the Philippine Star: I have to see the film “El Presidente” to know if it does justice to Emilio Aguinaldo, a neglected hero. He offers many lessons to our present leaders. His role in the making of our nation has not been given its rightful place. […]