Cinemalaya 2018 Charmer ‘Pan de Salawal’ Gets a Nationwide Release on July 24

Pan de Salawal, the heartwarming and hilarious Filipino film about the friendship of a seven-year old girl with healing powers and an ill-stricken baker, hits Philippine cinemas beginning July 24. Los Angeles-based producer CineFocus Productions, in association with Urbanflix Philippines, has partnered with local distributor Solar Pictures for this major deal. Starring character actor “Kuya” …

Award-Winning Hollywood Thriller ‘Freaks’ to Open in PH Cinemas via TBA Studios

How far would you go to protect your daughter? And at what cost? In the sci-fi thriller Freaks, seven-year-old Chloe (played by young actress Lexy Kolker) lives her life forbidden by her father (played by Into The Wild’s Emile Hirsch) to leave their house. Her father claims there is danger lurking outside and he is only protecting …

Globe Studios’ films nominated at the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards

Globe Studios’ films “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw” and “Hintayan ng Langit” recently earned nominations at the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards, to be held at the UPFI (UP Film Institute) Film Center in Quezon City on June 18. Nominated for Best Director were Lav Diaz, for his outstanding directorial job in “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw,” while …

‘The Favourite’ Review: An Engaging and Wickedly Funny Period Drama

THE FAVOURITE (2018) Review Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos To be honest, I wasn’t feeling the first twenty minutes or so of the film. I’m not that fond of period dramas. But when Emma Stone arrived and the conflict of the story begins to go bigger, The Favourite got my attention. Synopsis: Early 18th century. England is at war …

Emma Stone in the Midst of A Royal Love Triangle in ‘The Favourite’

Reimagining period films for today’s audience, the multi-awarded “The Favourite” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos breaks the tropes in the genre as it introduces the audience into Queen Anne’s (Olivia Colman) unusual reign, England’s least known ruler who has suffered from health problems throughout her life. By the time she became Queen in 1702, she was …

“Aquaman” Hits Major Milestone with $800-M at International Box-Office

James Wan’s DC Super Hero adventure continues to ride a huge wave of success and set records at international cinemas around the world Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Aquaman” has hit new heights at the international box office, with tickets pushing the DC Super Hero past the $800 million mark.  The announcement was made February 19 by the head …

‘X-Men’s’ Nicholas Hoult in the Midst of Royal Rumble in “The Favourite”

Nicholas Hoult dons outlandish outfits and puts on heavy wig in this year’s frontrunner Oscar contender and entertaining royal rumble movie “The Favourite” as Robert Harvey, chief minister to Queen Anne played by Best Actress nominee, Olivia Colman.                 Apart from the top nominations at the Oscars this year, “The Favourite” has so far opened …

FDCP Announces Camera Obscura Awardees for Film Ambassador’s Night

The Camera Obscura Artistic Excellence Award is the highest honor given by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) during the annual Film Ambassadors’ Night to films, filmmakers, and artists whose outstanding achievements and breakthroughs have positively inspired the Philippine film industry to aspire to greater heights. This year’s three (3) awardees are given …

Award-Winning Actors Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali Forge an Unlikely Friendship in “Green Book”

Golden Globe (2019) winner for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), with major nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Viggo Mortensen), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing  in the upcoming 91st Academy Awards,  the buddy road trip movie “Green Book” takes its title from The …

QCinema Finalist Premieres at the 48th Internationoal Film Festival Rotterdam

NETPAC Jury Prize winner and QCinema Film Festival finalist Dog Days will have its international premiere at the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in the Netherlands starting January 30. With its commitment to strengthen the local film industry and champion Philippine cinema globally, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) supports and takes pride in …