Cinemalaya 2019 Best Picture ‘John Denver Trending’ to Stream on iWant for Free

Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2019’s Best Picture, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning film ‘John Denver Trending’ is coming to the streaming site and app iWant for free this Saturday, April 25. JOHN DENVER TRENDING by Arden Rod Condez A 14-year-old farmboy’s life is suddenly upended when a video of him brutally attacking a classmate went viral. CAST Jansen Magpusao, Meryll …

#MMFF2019 ‘Culion’ Review: A Heartbreaking and Awe-Inspiring Story of Hope

CULION (2019) Review Directed by Alvin Yapan It was hard to move on from that heartbreaking and awe-inspiring ending. I was trying not to cry for being overwhelmed at the messages the film wants to send. Culion isn’t kidding when it wants to showcase not only the rich history of the former leper colony but also …

Culion: From a Forgotten History to an Epic Drama Movie

It was until married couple Ms. Gilie Sing and sir Peter visited the island of Culion, Palawan and witness the rich history unfolding before their eyes that they decided the world needs to know their story through film. So, they felt they needed to produce a film about the forgotten history of the beautiful island …

Cinemalaya 2019 Best Film Competes at the Busan International Film Festival

The coming-of-age drama film “John Denver Trending” by TV writer-turned-director Arden Rod Condez competed at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’s New Currents section, the festival’s main competition section. “John Denver Trending” follows the tale of a student who is wrongly accused of theft. He then becomes a victim of cyberbullying after a video of …

National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera Praises MMFF 2019 Official Entry ‘Culion’

Being part of the Metro Manila Film Festival is one thing, but to get high praises from a National Artist who is also the head of the selection committee is a validation that the people behind a film is doing the right thing. Or maybe even more. That’s what happened to the most controversial entry …

‘Culion’ Teaser Brings Back the Glory Days of Filipino Epic Movies

John Lloyd Cruz may be the jaw-dropping surprise of Culion‘s teaser trailer but the scope of the story, the mounting of the film and the overall message of this historical drama is epic. Epic because it catches our attention, epic because it feels like it has an emotionally devastating story. It brings us back when Filipino movies compete …

John Lloyd Cruz Makes a Comeback in Teaser Trailer for ‘Culion’

After two years of leaving showbiz, multi-awarded actor John Lloyd Cruz makes a comeback via the teaser trailer of the Ricky Lee-written historical drama movie Culion. The film, written by Ricky Lee, produced by Mark Shandii Bacolod for iOptions Ventures, cinematography by Neil Daza and directed by Alvin Yapan is a dream collaboration for the people in the …

#Cinemalaya2019 | ‘John Denver Trending’ Review: The Most Important Film of 2019 So Far

JOHN DENVER TRENDING (2019) Review Directed by Arden Rod Condez The most important film of 2019 so far. Those are definitely big words to say but as of writing, I’m still shaking, still full of pain and anger, John Denver Trending shook me to the core. The film tackles relevant issues today: bullying, social media, religion, police brutality …

EXCLUSIVE: First Official Stills from Historical Drama Movie ‘Culion’

Two words, Neil Daza. If you’re not familiar with the name, maybe you’re familiar with his works. ‘Feng Shui’ (2004), ‘Signal Rock’ (2018), ‘Nabubulok’ (2017), ‘Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus’ (2018) and Oda sa Wala (2018), these are just some of the most beautifully pictured and framed movies locally. And these are the works …

Jasmine Curtis-Smith Completes the Cast of ‘Culion,’ Feels Honored to be Part of the Historical Film

“We have found our Doris.” That’s what producer Shandii Bacolod told us at the meet and greet of the historical movie ‘Culion.’ His biggest project to date after producing the controversial Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 movie ‘Oro,’ Joseph Abello’s directorial debut film ‘What Home Feels Like’ and Abello’s second movie ‘Double Twisting Double Back’ …