‘Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin’ and other Olivia Lamasan hits to stream on KTX

ABS-CBN Film Restoration brings another Pinoy family-drama classic to today’s viewers as it premieres the digitally restored and remastered version of “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin,” starring Lorna Tolentino and Richard Gomez, in the latest edition of Sagip Pelikula Festival on KTX.ph starting October 19 (Tuesday). The online screening of “Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin” will kick …

‘Separada’ leads Ricky Lee Festival by ABS-CBN Film Restoration, premering March 15 on KTX

ABS-CBN Film Restoration and its Sagip Pelikula initiative celebrate the legacy of renowned screenwriter Ricky Lee with the premiere of the restored 1994 film “Separada” on March 15 (Monday), followed by the screening of his other classics the day after at the “Sagip Pelikula: The Films of Ricky Lee on KTX” festival.  Co-written by veteran …

‘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 …

Up Close and Personal: The Ricky Lee Masterclass is Now Open in Philippines’ First E-Learning Platform

It is needless to say that Ricky Lee is a titan in the Philippine film industry. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that he is the industry. He took the world by storm in the late ‘70s with his screenplays for Jaguar (1979). By the time Himala (1982) graced our movie screens, Ricky …

Lovi Poe, Tony Labrusca, Marco Gumabao on Holding On to Love in ‘Hindi Tayo Pwede’

Viva Films introduces the sexiest love triangle in Philippine cinema this summer: Lovi Poe, Marco Gumabao, and Tony Labrusca in a movie written by the iconic storyteller Ricky Lee, and directed by yet another icon, Joel Lamangan. “Hindi Tayo Pwede” tells the story of Gabby (Lovi Poe) or Gab for short, who finds love in …

#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 …

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 …