Book review: Bienvenido Lumbera “Re-Viewing Filipino Cinema”

Bienvenido Lumbera Re-Viewing Filipino Cinema Bienvenido Lumbera is a highly acclaimed Filipino poet, critic and dramatist. Among his literally work, he contributed a lot to film studies too. Re-Viewing Filipino Cinema is yet another contribution. It is a collection of author’s articles … Continue reading

On The Job

On the Job Director: Erik Matti Writing: Erik Matti, Michiko Yamamoto Country: The Philippines Year: 2013 On the Job on Amazon. Erik Matti paces “On the Job” with a temper of Guy Ritchie and engrosses into grit and blood with … Continue reading

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

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