Cine Europa: The Longest & Wildest Film Festival Hits Manila Starting September 16

The Cine Europa fever is now back, the longest and widest film festival in the country opens in Manila on 16 September 2017 at Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City with the perfect fusion of the best of classical and contemporary films from the European Union. Now on its 20th year, the film festival has become stronger and bolder as it brings to the Philippines   24 … Continue reading Cine Europa: The Longest & Wildest Film Festival Hits Manila Starting September 16

Cine Lokal Screens Real Florido’s Charming Love Story “1st Ko si 3rd”

After the very much successful Pista ng Pilekulang Pilipino, the Film Development Council of the Philippines through CINELOKAL presents another must-watched original Filipino movie, the award winning film 1ST KO SI 3RD  (Third is My First) on September 1-7 in select SM Cinemas in Mall of Asia, Megamall, North Edsa, Fairview, Southmall, Bacoor, Iloilo and Cebu. Produced by Firestarters Productions, 1st Ko Si 3rd is a tale about a woman who … Continue reading Cine Lokal Screens Real Florido’s Charming Love Story “1st Ko si 3rd”

#PPP2017 Critics’ Choice “Birdshot” Extended at Cinema ’76 & Select Cinemas

Those who missed the critically-acclaimed film “Birdshot” during its initial run at the recently concluded Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) will still have a chance to see the much lauded film through its extended run in select cinemas. Cinema ’76, the trendsetting micro-cinema in San Juan, is playing “Birdshot” with several prime screenings through out the week. Mall-goers can catch “Birdshot” in Gateway Cinemas and … Continue reading #PPP2017 Critics’ Choice “Birdshot” Extended at Cinema ’76 & Select Cinemas

Meet the Cast of MMFF 2017 Entry “Meant to Beh” Led by Vic Sotto

OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment is back in the Metro Manila Film Festival this year with Meant to Beh, formerly titled Love Traps #FamilyGoals. Starring of course Vic Sotto with Dawn Zulueta, reuniting them 30 years after working together in Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! in 1987. Other cast has been revealed at the first press conference: Andrea Torres, Daniel Matsunaga, Gabbi Garcia, JC Santos and Baeby … Continue reading Meet the Cast of MMFF 2017 Entry “Meant to Beh” Led by Vic Sotto

“Patay na si Hesus” Filmmakers Talk About the Roadtrip Comedy Movie

No one gets crucified in the new satirical comedy “Patay na si Hesus.” Well, no one or nothing except Pinoy cinema’s tired cliches, our outdated biases, predictable expectations and actors’ over-the-top performances. The latter gets skewered by the cast’s purposely deadpan dialogue delivery – led by the effortless Jaclyn Jose – rendering punchlines funnier, the stabs more razor-sharp.  Did we mention that most of the … Continue reading “Patay na si Hesus” Filmmakers Talk About the Roadtrip Comedy Movie

#CineFilipino2018 Full Length Entries Revealed

August 17, 2017, the official entries for the 3rd edition of the CineFilipino Film Festival has been announced. Check out the eight (8) official entries and their synopsis: Delia & Sammy by Therese Cayaba “An ill-tempered old actress Delia, has to find family to leave her equally difficult husband with before she dies, forcing themselves back into the lives of people they’ve hurt, estranged and … Continue reading #CineFilipino2018 Full Length Entries Revealed

“100 Tula Para kay Stella” Review: A Bittersweet Love Story

100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA (2017) Review Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana We’ve been flooded with romantic films in the Philippines, some are nice, and most are redundant and is just a way to lure the audience through “hugot” lines. But there are rare cases of romantic comedy films that veers away from the usual cutesy tandem and tired formula. Here enters Jason Paul Laxamana’s … Continue reading “100 Tula Para kay Stella” Review: A Bittersweet Love Story

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at the Park

In line with the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, the Film Development Council of the Philippines held a one-day Pista at the Park last August 13, 2017, Sunday at the Rizal Park in Manila. It was be a celebration of our country’s fiesta culture, as well as showcase of the PPP films. This was open to the public with free admission. But in case you were not in the event, like me, the Film Development … Continue reading IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino at the Park

GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017

Hopefully an annual event, spearheaded by the Film Development Council of the Philippines in celebration of Buwan ng Wika, a celebration for Philippine cinemas as well is the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. The said festival will run from August 16 to 22 in cinemas nationwide. Here are the 12 entries and what you need to know about it: 1. 100 TULA PARA KAY STELLA Written and directed by … Continue reading GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017