Alternative Media (Part 2): Beating Back Stupidity

After noticing that a lot of readers seem to have appreciated my first article about what else they can watch asides from the mind-destroying shows that seem to infest our airwaves, I decided that I can perhaps provide additional reviews and recommendations on some other noteworthy programs and films. Let’s get this straight, I believe that […]

Hindi Pwede Kami Magtagal Dito.My Impressions of Sean Ellis’ Metro Manila

    And them South Side sisters sure look pretty The cripple on the corner cries out, “Nickels for your pity.” And them downtown boys sure talk gritty It’s so hard to be a saint in the city   Bruce Springsteen    “Hindi pwede kami magtagal dito. “- that is the Tagalog phrase as I […]

‘Metro Manila’ – (The Film): Anything but Cliché

To a jaded moviegoer who thinks he has seen it all, “Metro Manila” offers a compelling reason for viewers to revisit Philippine cinema. I was recently invited for the press screening of “Metro Manila” last Tuesday August 13, at “The Block” in SM North Edsa. “Metro Manila” was directed by the UK’s Academy Award nominee […]

Filipino indie film makers need to stop whining and step up

A firestorm of “indignation” descending upon Get Real Post article Filipino films: they don’t make us think (written by Ilda) brought to light the plight of hapless Filipino independent film makers in an industry dominated by big studios and distributors out to make a quick buck from a largely vacuous society. To borrow a line […]