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.
Film scholar Joel David presented key issues hounding the arrested development of Pinoy film criticism in this article published by The Manila Review.
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.
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.
Who can forget such films that influenced eras and generations of film enthusiasts? Even the young filmgoers today would probably know “Star Wars,” “King Kong” and “Jurassic Park.”
"Ang Larawan, The Movie" is a film for Filipinos — something to treasure for its artistic and cultural initiative of pioneering the musical film adapted from the work of an acclaimed Filipino literary artist, no less than a National Artist at that.
Kudos to all those behind this ambitious cinematic endeavor, as the film, with both its strengths and forgiveable shortcomings, reflects the love and passion of the people who worked on it from start to end.
This period piece may not be your usual Hollywood flair full of superhero characters, cool stunts, and uber awesome special effects, but it is worth
May the accomplishment made by the MMFF 2016 continue to influence the Philippines’ future commercial offerings. I believe the Filipino audience is now ready for this #reelvolution.
This film is a powerfully moving animated piece about the importance of sadness in human life.
This follow-up feature directed by Carlos Saldanha has that same mix of colorfully frantic action and sight gags as its predecessor. Predictable as it is, it remains sporadically funny.
This film is a simple but affecting character study of the human mind and emotions. It is a heartfelt tale that examines the world of schizophrenia and its many hideous faces with dignity and restraint.