CINEMALAYA REVIEW: “Transit” (2013, Hannah Espia)

RATING: 9/10 Director: Hannah Espia Cast: Irma Adlawan, Ping Medina, Mercedes Cabral, Jasmine Curtis-Smith & Marc Justine Alvarez Screenplay: Hannah Espia A couple of weeks ago, I was able to sit and speak to Hannah Espia’s mother. She’s a friend of my mom and I had the pleasure to meet her and hear her speak very highly of…

Quote of the Week:

“I’m doing what I love, and then I get months and months of rest. I have a lot of money for a 21-year-old. I can’t stand it when actors complain.” – Jennifer Lawrence

Review: Only God Forgives (2013, Nicholas Winding Refn)

RATING: 1/10 Director: Nicholas Winding Refn Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansrigarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Tom Burke Screenplay: Nicholas Winding Refn I don’t remember the last time I saw a piece of cinema that I found to be this boring and this useless since last year. Even my fun screening of “Scary Movie 5”…

Review: “Only God Forgives” (2013, Nicholas Winding Refn) – by Ian Vicencio

RATING: 2/10 Director: Nicholas Winding Refn Cast: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansrigarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Tom Burke Screenplay: Nicholas Winding Refn Wow, where to even start? First off, I would just like to say that I had very high expectations for “Only God Forgives”. Nicolas Winding Refn did an amazing job on Drive, I…

CINEMALAYA 2013: “Rekorder” (2013, Mikhail Red) – Review by Hipster Marius

RATING: 7/10 Director: Mikhail Red Cast: Ronnie Quizon, Suzette Ranillo, Earl Ignacio, Abe Pagtama, Mike Lloren, Joe Gruta & Belinda Mariano Screenplay: Mikhail Red & Ian Victoriano Director Mikhail Red’s first feature film, “Rekorder” is the kind of film that leaves the audience a question with an answer that doesn’t come too easily. “Rekorder” is not a film…

11 Characters From Pop Culture Who Influence Me the Most

I had a very interesting assignment the other day for one of my writing classes. We were suppose to list down people that influences our lives in the media, in history or even personally. Being the movie addict that I am, my list ran with numerous figures from pop culture over the last hundred years….

School is killing me, but not being able to blog kills me more.

So school has been killing me so much lately. The work load is getting crazier by the minute. But it kills me more that I haven’t been able to blog that much. The only thing that made me truly happy was this new image from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” released by Entertainment Weekly. 4 amazing actors…

Quote of the Week:

“One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn’t reveal your own personal story.” – Jessica Lange

“Cinemalaya” 2013

So “Cinemalaya 2013” (The Philippine Independent Film Festival) is kicking off this friday, July 26, and I’ve never been more excited for this year’s lineups. Check out the schedule for the 25 new films at CINEMALAYA’S official site right here: http://www.cinemalaya.org/schedules_calendar.htm Also, I’m looking for a team who’d like to publish some reviews and cover some…