While browsing through my blogs, I realized that I don’t have this article among my blogs. This must have been posted in my lost blogs and I had not re-uploaded it. There is however, a shorter version of this, which was published in the Philippine Journalism Reports (PJR), posted somewhere in this blog. While this is not… Read More The Life and Times of the Super Terrorist
Two days ago, 29 December, Carmen Pedrosa wrote in her column in the Philippine Star: I have to see the film “El Presidente” to know if it does justice to Emilio Aguinaldo, a neglected hero. He offers many lessons to our present leaders. His role in the making of our nation has not been given its rightful place.… Read More El Presidente (2012): giving Aguinaldo a break.
I knew that sooner or later, a Filipino indie film would win awards in international film festivals. As I kept on telling friends, it is very easy to satisfy European festival judges. Just give them a good dose of poverty, a dash of culture and some nudity. And if you really want to win, add… Read More Kinatay (2009) – Cannes’s Best or Worst Film?