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.
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.
“Technophilia,” a film about humans’ dependence on technology, gets featured as “Viddsee Film of the Day” during the Philippines’ Independence Day.
The Las Vegas Arts District, the home of the city’s monthly arts event called First Friday Las Vegas, regularly features the artsy side of the city.