TV and Film

Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 reviews

By the time December 25th rolls around, the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) takes over theaters nationwide. Each year, several Filipino-produced films are handpicked to make up the MMFF roster. All foreign films are barred from theaters...

A spectacle on screen: A review of Ang Larawan

Films like Ang Larawan do not come often. A dark horse in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), this one is a musical culmination of everything beautiful about Old Manila and Filipino theater. Winning Best Picture and several other awards...

Riding the wave that is life: A review of Siargao

In Philippine cinema, it’s easy to see that lighthearted, romance movies reign supreme. Inject a good-looking cast with some drama, and you’ve got the next blockbuster hit. In attempting to appeal to the Filipino masses, sentimental films...

The dead listen in: A review of Deadma Walking

One of the many curiosities of death is wondering what those left behind will say about the deceased. One hopes that they are all good things, but there is no way to tell. Deadma Walking, directed by Julius Alfonso and produced under T-Rex...


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