#MMFF2020: ‘Fan Girl’ Review

FAN GIRL (2020) ReviewWritten and directed by Antoinette Jadaone WHAT. A. RIDE. If someone tells me that Antoinette Jadaone is doing a movie about a fan girl starring Paulo Avelino and newcomer Charlie Dizon, this is not what I would expect. The film is deeply engrossing from start to finish, and not just because of …

Fate brings Adrian Lindayag & Keann Johnson together in “The Boy Foretold By The Stars”

Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson, two of the most talented rising stars in the country today, play the leads in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 romantic comedy “The Boy Foretold By The Stars.” Adrian is a stage performer who was a mainstay of the iconic late night variety show “Walang Tulugan” hosted and …

WINNERS: Metro Manila Film Festival 2020

Here are the winners of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2020 Gabi ng Parangal: 3rd Best Float: Fan Girl2nd Best Float: Isa Pang BahaghariBest Float: Magikland Best Child Performer: Seiyo Masunaga, The Missing Best Sound: Vincent Villa, Fan GirlBest Musical Score: Emerzon Texon, MagiklandBest Original Theme Song: Ulan, The Boy Foretold by the Stars Best …

Christmas Just Got Better! Stream MMFF 2020 Entries on UPSTREAM Starting TODAY!

This Christmas, there’s no other place to be than home, literally and figuratively. Instead of feeling deflated that you are missing out on the usual stuff you love doing during the holiday season, why not look for ways to keep the festive spirit alive and kicking? One thing you can do is to bring the …

Maris Racal, Sanya Lopez, Zanjoe Marudo laud their MMFF movie ‘Isa Pang Bahaghari’

It’s not every day you get to work with the Superstar Nora Aunor and director Joel Lamangan in a film that also tackles socially relevant issues like the LGBTQIA+. And with the success of ‘Rainbow Sunset,’ the conversation of stories of the LGBTQIA+ members during their older years should continue. ‘Isa Pang Bahaghari’ tells the …

‘Tagpuan’: From Manila to Hong Kong to New York, with Love

When asked if the story of Tagpuan is still relevant with the ongoing pandemic, director McArthur Alejandre shares a rather deep personal meaning of love and life. “Ang pandemic ginawa tayong mas reflective sa buhay. Dahil sa pandemic na-assess natin ang maraming bagay na dati nating nakaliligtaan lamang. Mas naging introspective tayo, mas nag-value tayo …

#PlayItRight this Christmas while watching MMFF films via Upstream

Movie-viewing this Christmas day is going to be different for us Filipinos. Traditionally, we go out and line-up to cinemas to watch entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival but due to the pandemic, we are forced to stay indoors which led to MMFF moving to the online platform via Upstream.ph. While Upstream developed its …

John Arcilla shares he almost backed out of ‘Suarez’ movie

When asked if he’s a spiritual person, Suarez: The Healing Priest star John Arcilla answers, “well, I must say yes. Mas gusto ko sabihin na spiritual ako kesa religious. Kung relihiyoso kasi mas panatiko ka sa simbahan, spiritual is mas naniniwala ka sa kapangyarihan ng pananampalataya at ng iisang Diyos. Meron ka mang sinasamahang grupo …

Why ‘Fan Girl’ is the MMFF Film Everyone’s Talking About

Fresh from glowing reviews from its Japan and Estonia premieres, the latest film from Antoinette Jadaone is about the fan girl in all of us- with brilliant performances from newcomer Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino, who’s playing as himself. If you had one night with your idol, are you ready for the most memorable day …