Month: March 2018

  • LIST: Top 40 best films of 2017

    There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness. – Frank Capra Welcome to my annual year-ender list of cinema! I’ve been a fan of the cinema since 1998, and I’ve been an official cinephile since 2005. I’ve been doing this year after year because why not?  It’s fun, it’s […]

  • WATCH: First trailer arrives for new animated comedy ‘The Grinch’

    Universal Pictures has just revealed the teaser trailer and poster for its upcoming animated comedy The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Check the one-sheet below and watch The Grinch in Philippine cinemas November 28. For their eighth fully animated feature, Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved […]

  • Teenage girl finally meets her soulmate in ‘Every Day’

    Exploring the universal themes of true love, identity and coming of age, the upcoming charming movie “Every Day” reflects very contemporary ideas about acceptance and the freedom to be whoever you are – an idea very resonant in today’s young people who increasingly reject categorization. The movie follows a teenage entity named only A, who […]

  • LIST: Top 15 best male film performances of 2017

    Considering the socio-political climate of Hollywood over the last six months, male actors seem to be in boiling water, even more so when people start to confuse politics and social statements with art as a form. Needless to say, a handful of actors have proven their worth, giving female actors (who, in my opinion, dominated […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence bares it all in R-rated ‘Red Sparrow’

    Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence who has established herself as the highest-grossing action heroine of all-time for her role in the worldwide blockbuster “The Hunger Games” franchise, stars anew in her latest R-rated starrer “Red Sparrow” that gives the audience an exhilarating reveal on the makings of a fully adept spy (especially) in sexual manipulation. […]

  • Oscars 2018 Best Picture ‘The Shape of Water’ still showing in PH cinemas

    “The Shape of Water”, this year’s biggest winner at the recently concluded 90th Academy Awards that won top awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best in Original Score and Best Production Design is still showing in Philippine cinemas – S’Maison, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, Greenhills Theatermall, Powerplant, Rockwell Santolan, SM Cauayan, SM […]

  • LIST: Top 15 best female film performances of 2017

    The end of the Oscars marks another cinematic year of film excellence. Perhaps, more than ever, we could all agree that 2017 was a dynamite year for women in the biz. I initially wanted to make a gender-neutral list, but there are just so many female performances, both leading and supporting combined, that need due […]

  • Alicia Vikander embodies Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’

    Bold, resilient, with a nearly unwavering inner resolve that helps her meet any challenge. Add to that smart, relentless, honorable, vulnerable and human…and a complete badass. Those are just some of the traits the filmmakers were hoping to find in their Lara Croft for Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action-adventure Tomb Raider. In Alicia Vikander, says […]