MOVIE REVIEW: Justice League (2017)

Despite faring as one of the weaker superhero films of the year, Zack Snyder’s Justice League proves to be one of the better films of the DC franchise after the ill-stricken Suicide Squad (Ayer, 2016) and underwhelming Batman v Superman (Snyder, 2016). Shortly after the death of Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill), Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck)Continue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Justice League (2017)”

MOVIE REVIEW: 4 Days (2017)

Adolfo Alix Jr.’s LGBT-themed 4 Days may be imperfect, but it’s exactly the reason why it reflects the authenticity of a flawed and complicated relationship between two lovers whose love screams for the need to be freed. Set in the campus of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, 4 Days follows the story ofContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: 4 Days (2017)”

MOVIE REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2017) perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian environment — including the fact that dystopia is as tedious, mundane and trepid as the film is. Blade Runner 2049 is a collision of its underwhelming narrative, and its gorgeous production design — perhaps, a practical vision on whatContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)”

GUIDE: Cine Europa Film Festival 2017

The 20th Cine Europa Film Festival will run from September 16 to 26 at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. After its opening leg, it will take a road trip to the cities of Baguio; Cebu; Iloilo; Tacloban; Baybay, Puerto Princesa; and back to Manila. For the first time, Cine Europa is travelling to Ateneo deContinue reading “GUIDE: Cine Europa Film Festival 2017”

Cinema One Originals 2017 finalists announced

Cinema One Originals Festival 2017 finalists for the narrative and documentary categories have been announced by Festival Head Ronald Arguelles on a photo posted on his Facebook account. Each of the following feature narratives will receive P3-M production grant: copied from Cinema Bravo Nay by Kip Oebanda Changing Partners by Dan Villegas Historiographika Errata by RichardContinue reading “Cinema One Originals 2017 finalists announced”

QCinema 2017 announces eight full-length feature finalists

The QCinema International Film Festival has announced the eight finalists for this year’s Circle Competition (full-fength feature category). Chosen from 135 submitted screenplays and down to 25 semifinalists are the following: “Gugu” by Khavn “Neomanila” by Mikhail Red “Medusae” by Pam Miras “The Ashes and Ghosts of Tayug 1931″ by Christopher Gozum “The Write Moment”Continue reading “QCinema 2017 announces eight full-length feature finalists”