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TIME CAPSULE: Looking back on 100 years of Philippine cinema

As the 3rd Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino commences, so does the celebration for the 100 Years of Philippine Cinema! On September 12, 1919, ‘Dalagang Bukid’ which was a movie made and shown by Filipino filmmaker José Nepomuceno, signified the start of cinema in the Philippines. And yesterday, September 12, 2019, we commemorate the 100th or the Centennial Year […]

VIRAL: What brought Sue Ramirez to tears?

On the recent episode of The Bottomline, Sue Ramirez tearfully comments about the movie choices of young Filipino viewers. In a Facebook post by Kathleen Doblado, a student from the University of Santo Tomas and the president of the Thomasian Film Society, she mentions that something she said brought actress Sue Ramirez to tears. “Naitanong […]

FEATURES: Pinoy films that are now available for streaming on Netflix

Finally! Some Pinoy films dropped on Netflix! You read it right! Following Netflix’s release of films ‘BuyBust’, ‘Heneral Luna’, and ‘Kita Kita’ late last year, more Pinoy films have been made available to the streaming platform this year. Four Sisters and a Wedding dropped on Netflix! Joining the bunch is Cathy Garcia Molina’s iconic ‘Four […]

Quentin Tarantino And His Use Of Music In His Films

Music has a wide-array of use in films. May it be creating drama or tension in a scene, setting a mood or enhancing or adding up to the emotion and storytelling of the movie—whatever it may be, adding music may ruin or take your scene to the next level.   No other filmmakers use music […]

1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back: Pro-Indie MMFF 2016 Members Get Booted Off

MMFF 2016 was such a breath of fresh air. The annual expo of Shake, Rattle & Roll, and Vic Sotto movies were replaced with low-budget, yet high-quality films. One would think that this would be a welcome change, but many people were against it. There were outcries for the film fest to go back to […]

VIRAL: Emma Watson’s Priceless Reaction Meeting Celine Dion

Who knew that celebs as big as Emma Watson could still get starstruck?     During the Los Angeles premiere of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, she met many people who were involved in the animated version of the film that came out in 1991. One of whom is Paige O’Hara, the voice […]