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Film Forum Invitation: ‘It’s More Fun in the PhiliFILMS’ with screening of Ice Idanan’s ‘Sakaling Di Makarating’

This free event entitled “It’s More Fun in the PhiliFILMS” is open to the public. It kicks off with the screening of Ice Idanan’s critically acclaimed CineFilipino film “Sakaling Hindi Makarating,” followed by a forum on film tourism.

An Epiphany: Philippine cinema’s powerful Pinays + the need for more female presence in film studies, books, and academic endeavors

I couldn’t agree more when someone said that more woman filmmakers should be included in the syllabi of academicians, whether in major subjects of film students or any related media subjects and electives, especially those of mass communication and communication arts students. Academic papers, journals, books, and even blogs and vlogs that are easily accessible by everyone, should be able to find many female names to feature. These initiatives will further help level the playing field for anyone — to the point when gender issues as we know them would simply become a thing of the past in the Philippine film industry.

‘Domino’ Movie Review: Acid trip with a Bounty Hunter

The life experiences of Domino Harvey taught her not to invest too much emotion on any certain thing — but she couldn't get away with it. Similarly, director Tony Scott seems to have invested too much in creating visual flair for “Domino,” making it too loud and exaggerated beyond measure. Oozing with tomboy spunkiness, Keira Knightley plays the character of the late Domino Harvey, the daughter of British actor Laurence Harvey. She turned away opportunities for a glamorous career in the limelight to become a bounty hunter. The movie revolves around the story of this model-turned-fighter and her group's most recent raid involving $10 million

‘Ring of Nibelungs’ Film Review: Another ring tale

Benefiting from the epic success of the "Lord of the Rings" (“LOTR”) in terms of theme and source material, "Ring of Nibelungs" offers a dose of swords, kingdom, ice, magic, and dragon amidst the conflicts of love and greed. This motion picture’s tone combines that of "LOTR" and "Asterix and Obelix," primarily rendering a mythical and historical look that settles in the vastness of the cold countries of the north. The film poster quotes it as J.R.R. Tolkien's inspiration for "LOTR.” In "LOTR," the plot revolves around a magic ring that grants the power to rule the world towards destruction. In "Ring of Nibelungs," the

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