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(Response Paper) Finding Legitimacy on Film Criticism and the Value of Film Literacy

This is a response paper to “On Poetics and Practice of Film Criticism in the Philippines – A Roundtable Discussion and Videos” published by the Plaridel Journal for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) In Making Sense of This Particular Order: Film Reviewing – Film Criticism – Film Scholarship

Film scholar Joel David presented key issues hounding the arrested development of Pinoy film criticism in this article published by The Manila Review.

(Response Paper) The Conundrum in the Stars: Appeasing the Human Mind with Art and Criticism

This is a response paper to the introduction part of the A.O. Scott book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) Besides Perfection: The Nooks and Cranny of Film Reviewing with Anthony Lane

This is a response paper to the introduction part of the Anthony Lane book “Nobody’s Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

After my 10-year hiatus on independent filmmaking, wrapping up post for my very first experimental film ‘Isthmus’

My first independent short film in 10 years is an experimental film for grad school. This is going to be my most personal film to date and it feels great to work on something new (aside from going back to my roots) after working on mostly branded shorts during my indie hiatus.

Film Event Invite: ‘One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film’ and screening of Pepe Diokno’s ‘Engkwentro’

This term’s Filmmaker Focus in Forum (FFF) is entitled “One Shot: A Forum on Shooting Your First Feature Film” featuring Pepe Diokno and his first feature, the Cinemalaya film “Engkwentro.”

A young filmmaker’s tale about National Artist for Cinema Kidlat Tahimik

Indeed, Mr. Eric de Guia whom we dearly love as Kidlat Tahimik Jr. (because he said his son is the Sr.), lives up to the name he is best known for — two somehow contrasting but very powerful Filipino words rolled into one to create an even more powerful energy for its bearer.

Film Event Invitation: ‘Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference’ celebrates the industry’s 100 years

In celebration of the 100 years of Philippine Cinema, Filipino film workers organized the “Sandaan: Philippine Cinema Centennial Conference” at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (BenildeFilm) this September 2017.

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