Category Archives: Film and Cinema

Story-driven films highlight Sinag Maynila 2017

The Sinag Maynila Festival has less stellar lineup this year but CEO and Founder Wilson Tieng and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Ma Mendoza assert that the films handpicked for the filmfest’s third edition are more diverse and story-driven . Continue reading

QCinema pays tribute to Daboy


Organizers of the 2015 QCinema International Film Festival (QCIFF), which will be held from Oct. 22 to 31 at the Trinoma, Gateway Mall and Robinson’s Galleria cinemas, announced that the film fest will pay tribute to late actor Ruby “Daboy” Fernandez. Continue reading

Solenn finds summer fling in La Union

Kai is a work-obsessed overachiever who arrives in Flotsam, a quaint artist beach hostel in San Juan, La Union. There she meets Tisoy, a very mysterious local bartender who becomes her summer fling and perfect antidote to restiveness.

The trouble is, Kai is getting married in three weeks’ time. Will she tie the knot with her fiancé or will she learn to slow down and learn to give up control? Continue reading

What new generation writers can learn from Ricky Lee

To be a successful playwright, screenwriter, or writer for any medium, for that matter, patience is what you need besides writing skills. And that, according to multi-awarded screenwriter Ricardo “Ricky” Lee is more important than mastering your own craft. Continue reading

The “Oscars of Asia” Returns for a Night of Unprecedented Grandeur at The Venetian Macao

On March 25, get ready for Asia’s most anticipated night of glitz and glamour as the 9th Asian Film Awards (AFA) returnto Macau to celebrate another year of cinematic excellence. Featuring a spectacular gathering of the region’s hottest celebrities and iconic filmmakers, the 9th AFA will be held at The Venetian Macau to commemorate the occasion with unprecedented grandeur and prestige. Continue reading

The Gift of the 9th Spring Film Fest

For 9 consecutive years a mix of educational institutions and organizations like the Ateneo De manila University, Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese studies, the Cultural division of the People’s Republic of China, the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo De Manila, Ateneo Celadon and Shangri La Plaza have come together to hold the Spring Film festival. Continue reading

Romantic-comedies dominate 2014 box office

LIGHT-hearted and humorous plotlines centered on true love with happy ending are the main themes of local films that dominated the box office in 2014.

Romantic comedies have a long history of doing well at the box office and this year is no exception. Out of 10 top-grossing films this year, eight movies were in the rom-com category.

Two of the films that made the elite list but did not follow the same theme were Star Cinema’s horror-comedy Da Possessed and horror-drama Maria Leonora Teresa. They raked in an estimated box office gross of P120 million and P72 million, respectively. Continue reading