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2018 Cinemalaya has wings of vision

While the theme of this year’s Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival is “Wings of Vision,” the materials in it are indeed visionary and they can transport in the air the thoughts and ideas and feelings of each film, full-length or short. Cinemalaya is a breakthrough year in and year out with its respective entries mirroring and defining the moments in time …

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Piolo Pascual and contingent excited about the 2018 BiFan

The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival or simply BiFan in Bucheon City, South Korea is all set for its 22nd edition to be held on July 12 to 22, 2018.

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Kris is back in ABS-CBN

Veteran, no-nonsense and award-winning actress Pilar Pilapil once uttered: “In life and in show business, nobody’s indispensable.”

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The ever resourceful Pulitzer Prize winner Manny Mogato I know

By Ben Cal Even as a young journalist more than three decades ago, Pulitzer Prize winner for 2018 Manny Mogato has been known by his peers as a resourceful and prolific writer whose only passion is to get the facts and write the news fair and square without fear.

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2 big biz names, poles apart but darlings of show people

By Boy Villasanta Television newscaster Daniel Razon and one of the topmost seers in the country Madam Suzette Arandela are two different media personalities who are both controversial. Razon and Arandela are also king and queen of their respective kingdoms—trailblazer of an independent broadcast media and maverick fortune telling on TV, respectively. They, too, are poles apart but who could …

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The Coming-of-Age Flight of “Lady Bird”

By Xeres Jasmine Guia The film has been nominated 187 times, most recently by the Academy Awards, has won 83 awards and is the best-reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes edging out previous title-holder Toy Story 2.

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Maryo J’s death is an end to an era

It’s not only the exclusive local entertainment industry, particularly the film section that mourns the death of prolific filmmaker Maryo J. de los Reyes but the whole of the viewing public as well.

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Heartbreak, Heartache and Valentine’s Day

As February is the “Love Month”, it is expected that most everyone would write about Valentine’s Day, romance and the whole giddy, saccharine sweetness of it all.

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Picking the right picture

Most movie-industry observers know the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) as primarily tasked to carry out two things: recognize the finest achievements in film in the previous year through its annual Luna Awards, and select the country’s official entry to the foreign-language film category of the Lunas’ American counterpart, the Oscars. 

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Breaking stereotypes with humor and heart

By Hananeel Bordey Special to The Market Monitor The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino ended two weeks ago, and among the 12 films shown at the festival, Victor Villanueva’s Patay na si Hesus was one of the most buzzed-about, thanks to its mixture of comedy and drama. First shown at the 2016 Quezon City International Film Festival, the movie garnered there the Audience …

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