Monday, 29 June 2015

My Verdict For World Premieres Film Festival Philippines: Filipino New Cinema

Here is My Ranking For World Premieres Film Festival Philippines: Filipino New Cinema 2015 Official Entries

                                        1. An Kubo sa Kawayanan
                                        2. I Love You, Thank You
                                        3. Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa
                                        4. Filemon Mamon
                                        5. Maskara
                                        6. Of Sinners and Saints
                                        7. Piring
                                        8. Sino Nga Ba si Pangkoy Ong ?

Best Sound

  Best Musical Scoring

Best Theme Song: Sayo - Edgar Allan Guzman


Best Editing


  Best Production Design

Best Cinematography

Best Story

Best Screenplay

Best Director: Alvin Yapan - An Kubo Sa Kawayanan 

Best Supporting Actor: Prince Stefan - I Love You, Thank You 

Best Supporting Actress: Miles Ocampo - Filemon Mamon

Best Actor: Joross Gamboa - I Love You, Thank You

Best Actress: Mercedes Cabral - An Kubo Sa Kawayanan

Best Picture

Movie Review: Of Sinners and Saints

Leonardo Rossellini is a young Italian priest from Rome.  He is assigned to a parish in Payatas, headed by a courageous Spanish priest.  Payatas is one of the poorest areas of Metro Manila, where all the urban wastes of the metropolis are dumped and processed:  a place where every day children are exposed to violence and dangerous diseases.  Leonardo's mission is to counsel battered women and teach poor children English and catechism.  But soon Leonardo's peace of mind is distraught by the encounter of Merlinda, a young and charming woman he used to love when he was still a seminarian.  Merlinda is now married to Franco, and has a 6 year old son.

Movie Review: Piring

James (Yussef Esteves) is a gym instructor by day and a student by night, who struggles to keep both ends meet.  Stands as the family bread winner, he is determined to make a difference in his troubled family.  He and his three siblings grew up without knowing who their father is, while their mother is a retired prostitute but still runs a whore house.  James works so hard to graduate.   

Movie Review: Filemon Mamon

Filemon Mamon is a high school student who desires two things, to win the heart of the girl he loves and to be the lead in a musical play about his Philippine hero Andres Bonifacio.  But, he has a big problem – his weight.  His out of work father and his OFC mother leave him to adhere to the guidance of his grandmother who loves to cook and who loves to remind him that “to be fat is to be healthy, and to be healthy is to be fat.”

Movie Review: Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa

As clouds begin to roll, we see the morning life of a busy city.  Cars jam the streets, as people makes squares of the side streets they walk on.  People queues in line as everyone wants to board the city train.   This is Sam’s daily picture of his long travel to school. He is a young filmmaker, who in his everyday commune, picks up his girlfriend Isa, in a station, 4 stops away from the school they go in.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Movie Review: I Love You. Thank You.

Paul is a restless twenty-something who cannot get his life together. Worse, he’s been holding on to his love towards Red, his best friend Ivan’s boyfriend. Looking for a sense of direction, he goes to Siem Reap and meets Tang, who falls in love with him. 

Movie Review: Maskara

The Philippines is being geared up to be interconnected through a system called One Wired Nation (OWN).  This would allow faster and easier access to information across the country –from the smallest Baranggay to MalacaƱang.  With OWN progress is enevitable says Bert Javelo (Lance Raymundo), from Prime Connections, the company who won the contract to build and manage OWN. Bert promises instant service and progress to the country.  But Pia Gorospe (Ina Feleo) is not convinced and smells something wrong.

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Movie Review: An Kubo Sa Kawayanan

Michelle lives in her own special world.  She has a strange love story with her house by the bamboo grave, with which she developed a language, with things functioning as words only she could understand.  Everyone is trying to convince her to abandon the house; her boyfriend trying to look for work in the city or abroad, a nosy neighbor trying to make ends meet by working as a teacher, and even a filmmaker trying to do a documentary on Michelle’s skill as a calado embroiderer, which she cling onto as strongly as she stays in the house.  

Movie Review: Sino Nga Ba Si Pangkoy Ong?

Armand, Julian and Paolo are good friends.  All three experience financial difficulties so they are finding ways to get some money.  They embark into writing the manuscript of a book similar to the books of a writer with the pseudonym Pangkoy Ong.  

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Movie Review: Insiang

Trapped in the slums, Insiang finds living with her disapproving, sharp-tongued mother, Tonya, trying. Tonya, having long ago been abandoned by her husband, takes her bitterness out on those around her. In a fit of anger, she finally throws out her husband's relatives who have been living with her, but it's not for the sake of their not bringing in money anymore, which it seems on the surface. She's making way for her boyfriend, Dado, to move in. Dado, the town bully, is young enough to be her son, and this new living situation becomes the talk of the town. It isn't long before he forces himself upon Insiang. Tonya is at first outraged but soon takes Dado's side and blames her daughter for her own rape. Insiang leaves home to seek support and solace from her ardent would-be boyfriend Bebot, but he proves to be another Lothario as well. Forced to return home, Insiang turns this inescapable situation upon itself to exact revenge. 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Movie Review: Poltergeist

A young family is visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Movie Review: Insidious Chapter 3

After trying to connect with her dead mother, teenager Quinn Brenner, ask physic Elise Rainier to help her, she refuses due to negotiate events in her childhood. Quinn starts noticing paranormal events happen in her house. After a vicious attack from a demon her father goes back and begs Elise Rainier to use her abilities to contact the other side in hope to stop these attacks by this furious demon content for a body.

A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. 

Movie Review: San Andreas

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Movie Review: It Follows

For nineteen-year-old Jay, Autumn should be about school, boys and week-ends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her friends must find a way to escape the horrors, that seem to be only a few steps behind.

Movie Review: Careful What You Wish For

A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

A young man named Eggsy whose father died when he was a young boy, is dealing with living with the creep her mother is with now, who mistreats her and him. He goes out and does something to one of the creep's friends. He gets arrested and he calls a number a man gave him around the time his father died, to call if he needs help. A man named Harry approaches him and tells him he's the one who helped him. He tells him that he knew his father. When the man Eggsy slighted wants some payback, Harry takes care of him and his companions single handed. Harry then tells Eggsy that he's part of a secret organization called the Kingsman and his father was also part of it. He died trying to make the world safe. Harry offers Eggsy the opportunity to be a Kingsman and he takes it. He undergoes a grueling training course. Harry is looking into the demise of another Kingsman and the trail leads him to tech billionaire named Valentine who is also curious about the group following him, the Kingsman. 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Movie Review: Just The Way You Are

Drake Sison (Enrique Gil) is a boy who loves to win – so when he loses in a bet with friends, he’s determined to make up for it – through another one. He needs to make a girl fall in love with him in 30 days. But she’s not just any other girl, she’s Sophia Taylor (Liza Soberano), a nerdy transferee who isn’t into playing games. In the end, whose heart will be played? Who will win in this game of love? “Just The Way You Are” is the movie adaptation of Kimberly Joy Villanueva’s pop fiction book “The Bet.”

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

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Monday, 15 June 2015

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