“Aswang”, “Midnight in a Perfect World” win big at 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards

Aswang, Alyx Ayn Arumpac's debut feature-length documentary on the Duterte administration's drug war, and Midnight in a Perfect World, Dodo Dayao's dystopian imagination of Metro Manila, received the lion's share of prizes handed out by the Society of Filipino Film Reviewers (SFFR) for its inaugural Pinoy Rebyu Awards. Aswang, which screened as part of the … Continue reading “Aswang”, “Midnight in a Perfect World” win big at 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards

5 Best Scenes in 2020 Philippine Cinema

The Society of Filipino Film Reviewers continues the Pinoy Rebyu tradition since 2011 of recognizing the best individual scenes in Philippine cinema. Here are the 5 best scenes in 2020, with reviewers' notes and filmmakers' takes. Ending, Lingua Franca The late Lynn Cohen in a scene from Lingua Franca Sanriel Ajero, SFFR: "Despite its tone … Continue reading 5 Best Scenes in 2020 Philippine Cinema

“Midnight in a Perfect World” Leads the 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards Nominations

The Society of Filipino Film Reviewers' Pinoy Rebyu Awards celebrate the best achievements in Philippine cinema of 2020. For eligibility, members of SFFR considered all films released in the calendar year in at least one cinema in the Philippines or on a largely accessible streaming service between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. Of … Continue reading “Midnight in a Perfect World” Leads the 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards Nominations

Best Philippine Film Festivals of 2020

2020 hit the local film industry hard. What used to be 100-150 film outputs in a year over the past decade and half have been reduced to about 50 productions, with most of them released via streaming platforms as cinemas closed by the second quarter of the year. In this tenth edition of Pinoy Rebyu … Continue reading Best Philippine Film Festivals of 2020

53 Filipino Films Qualify for 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards

The Society of Filipino Film Reviewers (SFFR) have sent in their ballots to determine nominations for the best in Philippine cinema for 2020. Nominees of the 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards will be announced Monday, January 18, 2021. For this year’s awards, celebrating the best in Philippine cinema of 2020, the voting members have 53 eligible … Continue reading 53 Filipino Films Qualify for 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards

John Denver Trending tops 2019 film poll, actor Jansen Magpusao named best lead performer

John Denver Trending, the debut film of Arden Rod Condez about a rural teenage boy whose video attacking a classmate goes viral, tops the 9th Annual Pinoy Rebyu poll of the best in Philippine cinema in 2019, with 42 poll participants submitting ballots in 14 categories. The film was an entry to Cinemalaya 2019, where … Continue reading John Denver Trending tops 2019 film poll, actor Jansen Magpusao named best lead performer

Pinoy Rebyu 2019 Poll

BEST FEATURE FILM » 1 – John Denver Trending (315 points) 2 – Cleaners (259.6 pts) 3 – Edward (253.6 pts) 4 – Kalel, 15 (205.6 pts) 5 – Isa Pa, with Feelings (130.6 pts) 6 – Sila-Sila (128.6 pts) 7 – Hello, Love, Goodbye (108 pts) 8 – Ulan (95.6 pts) 9 – Metamorphosis (93 … Continue reading Pinoy Rebyu 2019 Poll

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Ensemble Performances

1 – Sila-Sila (91 pts) 2 – Cleaners (74 pts) 3 – Kalel, 15 (67 pts) 4 – Edward (52 pts) 5 – Miracle in Cell No. 7 (41 pts) 6 – Culion (17 pts) 7 – John Denver Trending (16 pts, 8 votes) 8 – Hello, Love, Goodbye (16 pts, 7 votes) 9 – … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Ensemble Performances

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Directors

1 – Glenn Barit, Cleaners (89 pts) 2 – Arden Rod Condez, John Denver Trending (78 pts) 3 – Thop Nazareno, Edward (73 pts) 4 – Jun Lana, Kalel, 15 (71 pts) 5 – Giancarlo Abrahan, Sila-Sila (36 pts) 6 – Prime Cruz, Isa Pa, with Feelings (33 pts) 7 – Jet Leyco, For My … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Directors

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Screenplays

1 – John Denver Trending (Arden Rod Condez) 89 pts 2 – Sila-Sila (Daniel Saniana) 86 pts 3 – Edward (Thop Nazareno, John Paul Bedia, Denise O’ Hara and Sarah Brakensiek) 69 pts 4 – Cleaners (Glenn Barit) 55 pts 5 – Kalel, 15 (Jun Lana) 50 pts 6 – Isa Pa with Feelings (Jen … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Screenplays