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Tag: Erik Matti

‘BuyBust’ review: Mind-searing desperation and damnation in the hellish slums of Manila

Erik Matti’s ‘BuyBust’ could just be the catalyst in the second coming of Philippine action films. Looking at Erik Matti’s acclaimed body of work (2013’s On The Job and 2015’s Honor Thy Father), it’s safe to say that violence has always been a driving force in his brand of filmmaking. Whereas social media can easily ...

Erik Matti’s ‘Buy Bust’ to open 14th Cinemalaya filmfest

Action-thriller “BuyBust” will open the 14th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival on August 3, at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). The opening film will be screened at 7 p.m., following the opening program at 6 p.m. Directed by Erik Matti, the film follows rookie police officer Nina Manigan who joins the anti-narcotic elite ...

FDCP sends off six Filipino films to New York Asian Film Festival

In celebration of the lineup of six (6) Filipino genre films to be featured in this year’s New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), the Film Development Council of the Philippines held a Send-Off Press Conference for Filipino delegates last July 10, 2018 at Cocoon Hotel, Quezon City. BuyBust directed by Erik Matti, Neomanila directed by ...

Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera star in Erik Matti’s action-thriller ‘Buy Bust’

For the first time, Princess of All Media and Showbiz Glam Girl Anne Curtis will shed her Goddess-like image to tackle a role that requires her to deliver intense and gripping action scenes in VIVA Films and Reality Entertainment’s latest joint venture, “BuyBust.” Joining Anne in the stellar cast of this Erik Matti action-thriller masterpiece ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Honor Thy Father (2015)

Honor Thy Father (2015) Review Directed by Erik Matti Written by Michiko Yamamoto It is an ordinary day for Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) that after attending to his plants, he hops into his car with a sunken face. While waiting for his daughter Angel (Krystal Brimner) to join him, he throws food out of the window ...

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