‘Poltergeist,’ ‘Urban Myths,’ ‘Halloween Ends’ featured in Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Thrillfest

In time for this year’s Halloween, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ latest Thrillfest presents three of horror genre’s all-time greats that are best seen and experienced on the big screen. The horror films at the week-long event exclusively available at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide include “Poltergeist,” South Korea’s “Urban Myths” and “Halloween Ends.” The 1982 film “Poltergeist” …

QCinema Asian Next Wave returns after two years, features seven new titles competing for the Pylon Award

QCinema’s main competition, Asian Next Wave, makes its much-awaited return in the festival’s special 10th edition, after an absence of two years. Focusing on emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia and East Asia with less than three features, this year’s competition slate features seven new titles competing for the Pylon Award. Fresh from its world premiere in …

QCinema to screen restored classics ‘In The Mood for Love’ and Mike de Leon’s ‘Itim’ and ‘Kisapmata’

On its 10th edition, slated from November 17-26, 2022, QCinema International Film Festival celebrates the classics anew. Newly restored versions of unforgettable films by two celebrated directors will be screened in the festival.  Mike de Leon’s classic movies Itim (The Rites of May) (1976), which is also his debut feature, and Kisapmata (In the Wink of an Eye) (1981) will be screened …

#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Retirada,’ ‘Blue Room,’ ‘The Baseball Player’

‘RETIRADA’ ReviewDirected by Milo Alto-Paz, Cynthia Cruz-Paz It’s a straightforward film carried by the performance of veteran actress Peewee O’Hara. Retirada is a decent debut movie for filmmakers Milto Alto-Paz and Cynthia Cruz-Paz. It’s an interesting and at times interesting look at how the emptiness of a person can go to lengths even neglect the …

#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?,’ ‘Kargo,’ ‘Bula sa Langit’

‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?’ ReviewDirected by Real S. Florido Representation of people with disability in the most popular genre in Philippine cinema, romance. Outstanding performances from Janine Gutierrez and JC de Vera made Bakit Di Mo Sabihin? even more special. Apart from the themes it wants to present, which are the struggles of disabled persons …

Award-winning Environmental Documentary Comes Home: To Close Cinemalaya 2022

The award-winning documentary feature, “Delikado,” which draws focus on environmental crusaders who risk their lives protecting the rainforests of Palawan will finally have its Philippine premiere. The 96-minute enviro-thriller docu directed by journalist Karl Malakunas will be screened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) on Aug. 13 at …

Korean Film Festival comes back with live screenings after 2 years

2022 Korean Film Festival (KFF) invites everyone to create wonderful bonds and beautiful memories as it comes back with live screenings after 2 years this August 10! Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) – Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) invites everyone to experience the hidden Korean films which were released in 2020 and …

FDCP Celebrates Pride Month with PeliKULAYa International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 8, 2022 — The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is celebrating Pride Month this June with PeliKULAYa: International LGBTQIA+ Film Festival in a hybrid format from June 10 to 26. With the theme “Pantay-Pantay, Iba’t Ibang Kulay!,” this year’s PeliKULAYa aims to champion and empower members of the LGBTQIA+ community, …

QCinema International Film Festival Announces This Year’s #QCShorts Grantees

A refreshingly diverse program of themes and styles are in store for all viewers in QCinema’s 10th year, which will blaze the big screens in November. This year’s winning short films examine cinema and interrogate space created, recreated, and destroyed through it. Its roster covers a range of concerns — from a reflexive attempt to save …