Film/Art

‘RKO 281’ Film Review: A film about a film about a man

"RKO 281" offers a vividly compelling presentation of the troubled history behind Orson Welles and his magnum opus "Citizen Kane." This historical drama about the so-called “boy wonder” helming a film inspired by the life of a powerful man highlights the ego clashes and politics surrounding Hollywood. As

Pinay at Pelikula: A Webinar on the Roles of Women in Shaping Philippine Cinema Through the Decades

Filmmaker in Focus (FFF) presents filmmaker/educator Sari Lluch Dalena and film executive/producer Madonna Tarrayo with special guest scriptwriter Ricky Lee This free and open-to-the-public webinar is an advocacy project spearheaded of my FLMKSAY (History of Philippine Cinema) class at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde,

Twist of Fate: A Webinar on Filmmakers with Different Career Paths Before Entering the Film Industry

Thanks for Attending Our Masterclass Lecture: Platforms for Content Creators During the Pandemic and Beyond

Invitation to a Free Public Master Lecture via Zoom

(Essay) Empowerment of Filipina Filmmakers Towards the Digital Revolution: From Silent Dominance to Breaking the Glass Ceiling?

Worksheet on ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ by Walter Benjamin

Worksheet on ‘The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’ by Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno

(Media Review) The Accidental Catalyst: Examining Pressreader-aggregated Articles on How Disney’s Mulan Sparked Media Campaigns Addressing the Plight of Uighur Muslims

FILMARTworks is Now Officially a Podcast via Spotify’s Anchor Platform

Our ‘Bernardo Carpio’ Short Film Project Takes a Step Forward

Animated Classics With Charming Dinosaur Characters for Kids

Filmmakers and Film Criticism Video Essay Transcript

‘The Red Balloon’ Short Film Critique: Relationship and Poetry Through a Child’s Gaze

‘Hedgehog in the Fog’ Short Film Critique: The Phantasm of Venturing Into the Unknown

‘Tango’ Short Film Critique: Overlapping Routines as a Collective Ritual

FILMARTworks Blog Videos Released!

Film Theorists: Hugo Munsterberg

Film Theorists: Sergei Eisenstein

Bernardo Carpio Short Animated Film Call for Character Design

Our Rom-com Short Film ‘Pag-ibig sa Panahon ng Coronavirus’ (Love in the Time of the Coronavirus)

Musing/Analysis/Raving

(Essay) The Pleasure in ‘Toys’ and ‘Adventures’: An Analysis of the Branding Successes of ‘Ryan’s World’ and ‘Nas Daily’ Using the Lens of the Culture Industry

An essay for my Media Theory class using the lens of Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception" The integration of various media platforms after discovering an oasis for economic surge through the Internet remains consistent with the theory of the

(Reflection Paper) A short analysis of the 2020 RC Cola ad in the simulacra of Jean Baudrillard

Reflection Topic: Identify and analyze a simulacrum you have encountered over the Internet lately. What are the social and political possibilities of that simulacra? A reflection paper for my Media Theory class for the lecture on Postmodernity/Posthumanism and the Jean Baudrillard essay "The Precession of Simulacra" The latest

(Reflection Paper) A photograph representing Guy Debord’s ‘integrated spectacle’ during the pandemic

(Reflection Paper) Top 3 trending topics in Twitter Philippines analyzed through the lens of Horkheimer, Adorno, and Benjamin

FILMARTworks is Now Officially a Podcast via Spotify’s Anchor Platform

Free domain name for life for www.phoenixrana.com

COVID-19 Quarantine Diary: A Repository of Impactful Images

COVID-19 Quarantine Diary: 1st Week of Lockdown

Finding Social Responsibility and Public Good in Political Economy: A Reflection Paper on the Definition of Political Economy

Create-Destroy, Divide-Connect: The Political Economy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s “Free Wi-Fi for All” Program

The Impact of the Critical Development of the Internet in the Current State of Philippine and Global Media

When scientists discover what is ultimately wrong with society

A Post-May 2019 Philippine Elections musing

A Mother’s Day 2019 musing

The Case of Computer Scientist Katie Bouman: The social media that glorifies and bullies

Dealing with the Momo Challenge viral hoax

An Epiphany: The issue on the Netflix film ‘Roma’ getting nominations at the Oscars

Elon Musk-funded OpenAI threatens spread of convincing fake news at an alarming rate

Travel

(Essay) The Pleasure in ‘Toys’ and ‘Adventures’: An Analysis of the Branding Successes of ‘Ryan’s World’ and ‘Nas Daily’ Using the Lens of the Culture Industry

Shopping Guide: Best Carts for Our Home and Shopping Needs

How to Shop in South Korea: Shopping information for foreigners

Travel Guide: Ideal movies to bring during a family road trip

Korean Food Guide: Information about Korean cuisine for world travelers

Charging and gadget essentials for international travel

Rianne and Philip Wedding: Shot with GoPro bridal bouquet

What a chance (non-revenue) passenger should know before flying in an international flight

Best extreme heights adventures in Las Vegas, Nevada

Double Barrel Roadhouse offers the first authentic roadhouse experience at the Las Vegas Strip

The D Las Vegas: A bride-to-be’s destination

Las Vegas hotels near McCarran International Airport

A survival guide to spending the night at LAX

Popular Las Vegas hotels off the Strip

Underrated Las Vegas destinations

Best microbreweries in Las Vegas

Pasalubong: Popular gift ideas for Filipinos

Vacation ideas for singles traveling to the Philippines

2010 list of best hotel pools in Las Vegas

Travel guide to Busan, South Korea for tourists

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