Graceland

Graceland Director: Ron Morales Written: Ron Morales Country: The Philippines Year: 2012 Graceland on Amazon. The director Ron Morales takes the social problems of the Philippines strips them down and shows them bare naked in his gritty, dark film “Graceland”. … Continue reading

Service

Service (Serbis) Director: Brillante Mendoza Written: Armando Lao, Boots Agbayani Pastor Country: The Philippines Year: 2008 “Service” on Amazon. Brilliante (Dante) Mendoza came into the film industry later in his life – at the age of 45, and started rocking … Continue reading

Oro, plata, mata

Oro, plata, mata Director: Peque Gallaga Written: Jose Javier Reyes, Peque Gallaga Country: The Philippines Year: 1982 Peque Gallaga – a talented Filipino director has a lot of films in his filmography. However, he is mostly remembered by two of … Continue reading

Himala

Himala Director: Ishmael Bernal Written: Ricardo Lee Country: The Philippines Year: 1982 A true classic from a master of Golden Age of Filipino cinema Ishmael Bernal stands the test of time and is just as relevant to us now as … Continue reading

Filipino film history: from Noli Me Tangere to Machete Maidens Unleashed

By Agne Ser Filipino film history is marked by continuous tension between local Filipino movies and imported Hollywood ones. Though Hollywood production had always been, and still is the biggest competitor to almost every local film market, for the Philippines … Continue reading