Critically acclaimed Cinemalaya favorite ‘Edward’ gets nationwide release Oct 2

An overcrowded, hot and stifling hospital is no place for a teenage boy, but Edward has long been stuck in this miserable setting as he is the designated companion of his ailing father.  hat transpires in this boy’s daily life in the public hospital is a story that captured Cinemalaya Film Festival aficionados last August. ThisContinue reading “Critically acclaimed Cinemalaya favorite ‘Edward’ gets nationwide release Oct 2”

Sunshine Cruz enjoys first Cinemalaya movie, CEB’s Grade B rating of ‘Malamaya’

“Malamaya,” the sexy romantic film starring Sunshine Cruz as a strong-willed visual artist and Enzo Pineda as an aspiring photographer, received a grade of “B” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). “Malamaya” is currently showing in theaters nationwide. The film depicts the challenges of an artist as told through the complicated relationship of Sunshine andContinue reading “Sunshine Cruz enjoys first Cinemalaya movie, CEB’s Grade B rating of ‘Malamaya’”

MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2019 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2019, in which we cover Belle Douleur, Edward, John Denver Trending, Malamaya, Tabon and Shorts A. The 15th edition of Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival runs from August 7 to 15, 2019 in select Ayala Malls Cinemas and Vista Cinemas nationwide. BELLE DOULEUR (BEAUTIFUL PAIN) The firstContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2019 (Part 1)”

WINNERS: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2019

The 15th edition of Cinemalaya: Philippine Independent Film Festival closed on Sunday, August 11, with the annual awards night held at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The movie “John Denver Trending” won Best Picture for the full-length category this year. Its 14-year-old titular actor, Jansen Magpusao, won the Best Actor awardContinue reading “WINNERS: Cinemalaya Film Festival 2019”

Hotter poster, steamier trailers for ‘Malamaya’ released

As the sexy romantic film Malamaya makes its world premiere at the 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival which runs from August 3 to 13, and commences theatrical run on August 14, its filmmakers have released a new poster and a set of new teaser trailers. In the new poster and trailers, film’s stars Sunshine Cruz andContinue reading “Hotter poster, steamier trailers for ‘Malamaya’ released”

Kuya Bodjie Pascua, child star Miel Espinoza whip up miracles in multi-awarded ‘Pan de Salawal’

An inspiring motion picture starring a cast led by a veteran actor and a fast-rising child actress became one of the most notable films of last year’s Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. And now audiences can watch it in movie theaters nationwide beginning July 24, 2019! Pan de Salawal is a heartwarming and hilarious tale starringContinue reading “Kuya Bodjie Pascua, child star Miel Espinoza whip up miracles in multi-awarded ‘Pan de Salawal’”

Spears Films presents two competition films at Cinemalaya 2019

The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2019 to be held from August 2 to 13 is doubly special for Albert Almendralejo’s Spears Films because the company is presenting two films. Last year, Albert, a former GMA 7 executive-turned-filmmaker was so happy that his directorial debut—the documentary “Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story”—was shown inContinue reading “Spears Films presents two competition films at Cinemalaya 2019”

New cut of ‘Liway’ to screen in cinemas nationwide

A new cut of “Liway” will be presented to viewers when it commences its nationwide run on October 10. Audiences have been awaiting this theatrical release ever since the movie premiered at the Cinemalaya Film Festival where it emerged as the highest-grossing film of the filmfest’s 14-year history. Based on director Kip Oebanda’s childhood experiences,Continue reading “New cut of ‘Liway’ to screen in cinemas nationwide”

Cinemalaya’s highest-grossing film, ‘Liway,’ gets nationwide release

After a very successful premiere at the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, the film “Liway” begins its commercial run in cinemas across the country on October 10. Quantum Films is the distributor of this stirring motion picture. The story, which is set during Martial Law, is about a young mother who uses storytelling toContinue reading “Cinemalaya’s highest-grossing film, ‘Liway,’ gets nationwide release”

MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)

Here’s the second part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Distance, Kuya Wes, Pan De Salawal, School Service, The Lookout and Shorts B. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro Manila. READ MORE: GuideContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 2)”