“Seklusyon” Review: Testing Your Faith

SEKLUSYON (2016) Review Directed by Erik Matti When you hear the name Erik Matti involved in a film, you know you’re in for an experience you won’t forget and that is probably the best way you can describe his latest horror mystery thriller Seklusyon. The film takes advantage of its eerie atmosphere from start to finish. This is a feat that is hardly done in local … Continue reading “Seklusyon” Review: Testing Your Faith

“Vince & Kath & James” Review: Young Love Today

VINCE AND KATH AND JAMES (2016) Review Directed by Theodore Boborol You could say that Vince and Kath and James is the only full-on mainstream film among the eight entries of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, that may be the case but it definitely deserves the spot of being one of what they call the Magic 8. With a story that is light, relatable and bursting with … Continue reading “Vince & Kath & James” Review: Young Love Today

#MMFF2016: Gabi ng Parangal Winners

Here’s the complete list of winners of the Gabi ng Parangal, the awards night of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival which was held December 29, 2016 at the Kia Theater, Quezon City.   Best Screenplay – Short: Mitatang Special Jury Prize – Short: Manila Scream Best Short Film Director: Jarell Serencio (Mga Bituin sa Siyudad) Best Picture – Short: EJK Best Float: Die Beautiful … Continue reading #MMFF2016: Gabi ng Parangal Winners

Get to Know Christian Bables, Barbs in “Die Beautiful” and How He Got the Role

He’s probably in cloud nine right now for the recognition he’s been getting from the public for his portrayal in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016’s official entry Die Beautiful. Meet Christian Bables aka Barbs, the best friend of Trisha played by Paolo Ballesteros in the internationally acclaimed film. The 24 year-old actor grew up in Bacoor, Cavite a graduate of Mass Communication at the De La … Continue reading Get to Know Christian Bables, Barbs in “Die Beautiful” and How He Got the Role

“Die Beautiful” Review: A Tragic But Beautiful Story

DIE BEAUTIFUL (2016) Review Directed by Jun Robles Lana “That is why if I’m blessed to live again, I choose to be nobody, nobody but me” Trisha Echeverria from Bahamas! Actor and host Paolo Ballesteros finally gets his starring role in a film by award-winning director Jun Robles Lana. Known for his hosting stint in Eat Bulaga and his make-up transformations of artists around the world. … Continue reading “Die Beautiful” Review: A Tragic But Beautiful Story

“Oro” Review: Politics and The Powerless

ORO (2016) Review Directed by Alvin Yapan The perfect anti-MMFF movie this year, Oro does not offer a pleasant story for the whole family as it is based on the tragic true events about the “Gata 4 Massacre” in Gata, Caramoan, Camarines Sur and its effect on its viewers is as painfully raw as the one who experienced it first hand. But the film is actually more than … Continue reading “Oro” Review: Politics and The Powerless

“Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2” Review: Eugene Domingo Does It Again

ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough (2016) Review Directed by Marlon Rivera One of today’s best actress, Eugene Domingo is back in the big screen for the much awaited sequel of one of the most successful independent films, Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank titled Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough. While the first one focused on how to make an award winning independent film, the sequel … Continue reading “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2” Review: Eugene Domingo Does It Again

#MMFF2016: Irma Adlawan’s “Kapitana” Role in Alvin Yapan’s “Oro”

ORO is about the lives of simple folk caught between the crossfire of Kapitana (Idlawan) accused of political patronage, and Patrol Kalikasan using the environment as a front for their own political and economic interests on the small mining community.  As the provincial government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) fight over the jurisdiction over small-scale mining operations, Elmer (Bascom) and Linda … Continue reading #MMFF2016: Irma Adlawan’s “Kapitana” Role in Alvin Yapan’s “Oro”

“Sunday Beauty Queen” Review: Championing The Filipino Heart & Spirit

SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN (2016) Review Directed by Baby Ruth Villarama First time in a Metro Manila Film Festival that a documentary film is included, and the only entry directed by a female this year, Sunday Beauty Queen is what literally you can call a game changer. But does it really deserve to be included in this year’s MMFF Magic 8? The short answer is yes. Although it … Continue reading “Sunday Beauty Queen” Review: Championing The Filipino Heart & Spirit

HOOQ Co-Presents the 42nd MMFF Exclusively for the Second Year

HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, remains the sole presenter for the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival, a partnership, which aims to improve and uplift the quality of Philippine entertainment. HOOQ is the home of the largest collection of Pinoy movies and TV series spanning almost five decades, including close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festival such as “Baler”, “Tanging … Continue reading HOOQ Co-Presents the 42nd MMFF Exclusively for the Second Year