‘Lola Igna’ review: Beautiful, heartfelt lessons in life (and death)

Eduardo Roy, Jr.’s Lola Igna brings us a wonderful story of the oldest woman in the world with heartfelt life lessons. Living in a secluded hut in the middle of rice fields, Lola Igna is a foul-mouthed and stubborn woman who is eager to die. However, her neighbors are hung up on her winning theContinue reading “‘Lola Igna’ review: Beautiful, heartfelt lessons in life (and death)”

‘Cuddle Weather’ review: Beyond all that’s steamy and hot

Rod Marmol’s ‘Cuddle Weather’ pushes its bold narrative enough to pull out an entertaining film with a provocative subtext. Through its high-concept, dominantly intelligent writing, and bravado-filled performances, Cuddle Weather manages to shed much light on the struggles of being a sex worker in the country. The narrative is mostly seen through the experiences ofContinue reading “‘Cuddle Weather’ review: Beyond all that’s steamy and hot”

‘Watch Me Kill’ wins Best Director, Editing, Cinematography at #PPP2019; heading to Warsaw filmfest Oct

‘Watch Me Kill‘ won three major awards from Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019: Tyrone Acierto won Best Director, Best Editing for Colorado Rutledge, and Best Cinematography for Marcin Szocinski. This psychological action-drama thriller is one of the 10 official finalists of the third year of PPP, an annual all-Filipino film festival organized by the FilmContinue reading “‘Watch Me Kill’ wins Best Director, Editing, Cinematography at #PPP2019; heading to Warsaw filmfest Oct”

‘LSS (Last Song Syndrome)’ review: Ode to lovers, dreamers

Jade Castro’s LSS sings a harmony of a heartfelt love song that there is between young lovers; it is fun, romantic, and is sometimes a tear-jerker. ‘LSS (Last Song Syndrome)’ is a charming manifest of the exemplary intertwine of music with life’s facets. Starring real-to-reel couple, Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos, it warbles the storyContinue reading “‘LSS (Last Song Syndrome)’ review: Ode to lovers, dreamers”

‘Signal Rock’: First collab of master director Chito Roño, Best Supporting actor Christian Bables

A well-respected and a box-office hit director, a budding actor with a bright future in the industry, and a highly relatable story all brought together in “Signal Rock,” the highly-anticipated film offering by CSR Film PH Production. Directed under the helm of versatile film director Chito S. Roño, and starring the award-winning actor Christian Bables,Continue reading “‘Signal Rock’: First collab of master director Chito Roño, Best Supporting actor Christian Bables”

GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018

Here are the eight official entries to the 2nd edition of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, as announced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). These films will be screened in all cinemas in the Philippines from August 15 to 21. ANG BABAENG ALLERGIC SA WI-FI by Jun Robles Lana for The IdeaFirst Company.Continue reading “GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018”

FDCP calls for finished films for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018

After the success of last year’s edition of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) will once again be hosting its second year on August 15-21, 2018. In partnership with all the theaters in the country, PPP will be selecting eight (8) films to have their Philippine premiere duringContinue reading “FDCP calls for finished films for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018”

GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017

Organized by the Film Development Council, the first Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino runs from August 16 to 22 in all cinemas in the Philippines. While regular cinema prices apply, students with valid school IDs can avail of the student rates imposed in Metro Manila (150 PHP) and in the provinces (100 PHP). Other discounts andContinue reading “GUIDE: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017”

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino offers student discounts, promos for Aug 16-22 nationwide run

August will truly be an exciting month for lovers of Filipino films. Counting down days to the official screening of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino films on August 16-22, 2017 in all theaters nationwide, the Film Development Council of the Philippines has announced more promos offered in the cinemas. As audiences will have their pickContinue reading “Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino offers student discounts, promos for Aug 16-22 nationwide run”

Student rates, discounts for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Aug 16-22 nationwide

As if audiences need more reason to watch the films of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines has recently announced that cinemas nationwide will be offering student rates during the event, One Hundred Fifty Pesos (P 150) for students in Metro Manila, and One Hundred Pesos (P 100)Continue reading “Student rates, discounts for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Aug 16-22 nationwide”