Review: San Dati (2013, Jerrold Tarog)

RATING: 9/10 Director: Jerrold Tarog Cast: Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Benjamin Alves, TJ Trinidad & Ria Garcia Screenplay: Jerrold Tarog Sorry it took me a while to review this movie, but I really needed time to think about it. I didn’t want to jump into my emotions and write a review purely based on that. But still, I…

FULL LIST OF CINEMALAYA 2013 WINNERS!

SHORT FEATURES: Best Film  “The Housband’s Wife” Special Jury Prize  “Taya” by Adi Bontuyan Best Director  Jann Eric Tiglao for “Onany” Best Screenplay  “The Housband’s Wife” by Paolo O’Hara FULL LENGTH (DIRECTORS’ SHOWCASE): Best Film “Sana Dati” Special Jury Prize “Ekstra” Best Director Jerrold Tarog for “Sana Dati” Netpac (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema)…

CINEMALAYA REVIEW: “Quick Change” (2013, Eduardo Roy Jr.)

RATING: 5/10 Director: Eduardo Roy Jr. Cast: Mimi Juareza, Junjun Quintana, Miggs Cuaderno, Natashia Yumi, Felipe Martinez, John Relucio, Giggle Esmeralda, Francine Garcia & Rolando Inocencio. Screenplay: Eduardo Roy Jr. It actually took me a day to really think about Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Quick Change”. It isn’t a bad movie at all. The themes that Roy incorporated to represent…

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…

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…

“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…