Jay Altarejos returns to Sinag Maynila filmfest via erotic drama ‘Jino to Marī’ (Gino and Marie)

Acclaimed director Joselito “Jay” Altarejos—whose “Tale of the Lost Boys” won the Sinag Maynila 2018 Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Box-Office and Best Editing awards—returns to the celebrated festival with a new film, Jino To Mari (Gino and Marie). Altarejos’ new work takes an inside look into the pornographic film industry. It tells the story of aContinue reading “Jay Altarejos returns to Sinag Maynila filmfest via erotic drama ‘Jino to Marī’ (Gino and Marie)”

Football for a Better Life launches partnerships, unveils Simone Rota docu

When the documentary “Journeyman Finds Home – The Simone Rota Story” was unveiled at the Uptown Ultra Cinema in Taguig, the event also marked the partnership of Football for a Better Life with other sports development programs. The film is presented by Davao Aguilas FC. Football for a Better Life (FFABL), which aims to empowerContinue reading “Football for a Better Life launches partnerships, unveils Simone Rota docu”

Raymond Francisco, Ronwaldo Martin topbill Joel Lamangan’s ‘Bhoy Intsik’

A gay thief and his young protege: These are the two main characters portrayed by seasoned theater actor and television commercial director Raymond Francisco and Coco Martin’s younger brother Ronwaldo Martin in “BHOY INTSIK”. Raymond, known to his friends in showbiz as “RS”, embarks on a new journey in his colorful career as an artist–Continue reading “Raymond Francisco, Ronwaldo Martin topbill Joel Lamangan’s ‘Bhoy Intsik’”

GUIDE: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2017

The third Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run from March 9 to 14 at the following cinemas: SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, Glorietta 4, Gateway Mall. Copied from Cinema Bravo The invitational opening ceremonies will be held on March 9 at Sky Park, SM Aura Premiere. Awards night is on March 12 at Samsung Hall. ScreeningContinue reading “GUIDE: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2017”

WINNERS: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016

The winners of Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016 were announced April 24 at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premiere, Taguig City. (READ: Guide to Sinag Maynila 2016) Here is the full list of winners of Sinag Maynila 2016: Best Film: MRS. Best Actress: Elizabeth Oropesa for MRS. Best Actor: Alvin Anson for EXPRESSWAY Best Director: Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr. forContinue reading “WINNERS: Sinag Maynila Independent Film Festival 2016”

Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon topbill Adolf Alix Jr.’s ‘Mrs.’

In “Mrs.”, 70-year-old Virginia (Elizabeth Oropesa) shares the old ancestral house with Delia (Lotlot de Leon), her ever-loyal maid. Delia is marrying her long-time boyfriend, Rene, and tearfully confides to Virginia that she wants to go home to her parents in the province to start a new family life with him. Haunted by a pastContinue reading “Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon topbill Adolf Alix Jr.’s ‘Mrs.’”

Aljur Abrenica, Alvin Anson star in Ato Bautista’s ‘Expressway’

A syndicate old-timer named Ben (Alvin Anson) needs to do one last assignment before the boss he works for grants him his much delayed retirement. Assigned to be his partner is the neophyte Morris (Aljur Abrenica), a trigger-happy, sadist who yearns to impress the syndicate boss. For Ben, this last assignment turns out to be aContinue reading “Aljur Abrenica, Alvin Anson star in Ato Bautista’s ‘Expressway’”

Mes De Guzman’s ‘Dyamper’ depicts real-life struggle in Nueva Vizcaya

Director Mes De Guzman’s film ‘Dyamper’ is about three friends wait along Dalton Pass every dawn to jump at the back of rice delivery trucks to steal the goods and sell it at the wet market as their means of income. One of them accidentally gets a pack of drugs in one of the trucksContinue reading “Mes De Guzman’s ‘Dyamper’ depicts real-life struggle in Nueva Vizcaya”

Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee escape dark past in Gino M. Santos’ ‘Lila’

‘Lila’ is a psychological-thriller by Gino M. Santos for this year’s Sinag Maynila Film Festival. “The film is my first horror film. It’s a challenge because we need to make the film as unique and as Filipino as possible,” says Gino. The story is about Jess (Janine Gutierrez), a young woman running from her pastContinue reading “Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee escape dark past in Gino M. Santos’ ‘Lila’”

Mara Lopez plays battered wife in Jay Altarejos’ ‘T.P.O.’

T.P.O. tells the story of Miguel (Oliver Aquino), an abusive husband to TERESA, a former town-beauty queen (Mara Lopez).  They have an eight-year old son, JR (Micko Laurente).  Their small family lives with Miguel’s parents (Menggie Cobarrubias and Dexter Doria). The family is shattered by the vicious cycle of domestic abuse. After a night of beating,  Teresa,Continue reading “Mara Lopez plays battered wife in Jay Altarejos’ ‘T.P.O.’”