Pyramiding scam, “acetylene gang”, corruption in a Christian sect – what sounds as three totally different settings for a movie were expertly weaved by celebrated writer Michiko Yamamoto into a tense thriller. Her script for Honor Thy Father is, well, honored by movie reviewers as the best in 2015, along with nine other screenplays.

1 – Honor Thy Father (Michiko Yamamoto) 34 points

Honor

2 – Apocalypse Child (Coreen Jimenez and Mario Cornejo) 28 points

Apocalypse

3 – Imbisibol (Herlyn Gail Alegre and Lawrence Fajardo) 26.5 points

Imbisibol2

4 – Heneral Luna (Jerrold Tarog, Henry Francia & EA Rocha) 25 points

Luna2

5 – Anino sa Likod ng Buwan (Jun Lana) 24 points

Anino2

6 – An Kubo sa Kawayanan (Alvin Yapan) 21.5 points

Kubo

7 – Miss Bulalacao (Ara Chawdhury) 21 points

Bulalacao3

8 – Dayang Asu (Bor Ocampo) 16 points

Dayang

9 – Bambanti (Zig Dulay) 15.5 points

Bambanti

10 – Baka Siguro Yata (Joel Ferrer) 11 points

BSY

 

INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS »

MAYK ALEGRE (Cinemaddict)

  1. Jun Lana (Anino sa Likod ng Buwan)
  2. Jerrold Tarog, Henry Francia & EA Rocha (Heneral Luna)
  3. Joel Ferrer (Baka Siguro Yata)
  4. Ara Chawdhury (Miss Bulalacao)
  5. Herlyn Alegre (Imbisibol)

JAMES ESPINOZA (Film Police Reviews)

  1. Heneral Luna
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Water Lemon
  4. Miss Bulalacao
  5. Imbisibol

JONELL ESTILLORE (Cinema Bravo)

  1. Bambanti
  2. Apocalypse Child
  3. Miss Bulalacao
  4. An Kubo Sa Kawayanan
  5. Anino Sa Likod ng Buwan

RICKY GALLARDO (Business Mirror)

  1. Apocalypse Child
  2. Ms Bulalacao
  3. Dayang Asu
  4. Iisa
  5. Bambanti

EMIL HOFILEÑA (Cinemil Writes)

  1. Heneral Luna
  2. Ari: My Life with a King
  3. Honor Thy Father

KAYO JOLONGBAYAN (Film Police Reviews)

  1. John Paul Bedia, Herlyn Gale Alegre – Imbisibol
  2. Alvin Yapan – An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  3. Scott Curtis Graham – Waves
  4. Monster Jimenez – Apocalypse Child
  5. Ara Chawdury – Miss Bulalacao

SKILTY LABASTILLA (Pinoy Rebyu)

  1. Apocalypse Child (Mario Cornejo, Monster Jimenez)
  2. Honor Thy Father (Michiko Yamamoto)
  3. Ari: My Life with a King (Robby Tantingco)
  4. An Kubo sa Kawayanan (Alvin Yapan)
  5. Imbisibol (Herlyn Gail Alegre and John Paul Bedia)

LYNDON MABURAOT (Table Stretcher)

  1. Taklub / An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  2. Dayang Asu
  3. Baka Siguro Yata
  4. Apocalypse Child
  5. Sleepless

MACKY MACARAYAN (Death of Traditional Cinema)

  1. Michiko Yamamoto, Honor Thy Father
  2. Jun Lana, Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  3. Bor Ocampo, Dayang Asu
  4. John Paul Su, Toto
  5. Zig Dulay, Bambanti

RENELSON MORELOS (Ramblings of a Film Urchin)

  1. Imbisibol (Herlyn Gail Alegre & John Paul Bedia)
  2. Heneral Luna (Jerrold Tarog, Henry Francia & EA Rocha)
  3. Honor Thy Father (Michiko Yamamoto)
  4. Ari: My Life with a King (Robby Tantingco)
  5. Bambanti (Zigcarlo Dulay)

NOOD.PH

  1. Heneral Luna

*The rest are in no particular order:
I Love You. Thank You.
An Kubo sa Kawayanan
Imbisibol
Bambanti

MANUEL PANGARUY (Tagailog Special Presents)

  1. Honor Thy Father
  2. Imbisibol
  3. Dayang Asu
  4. Miss Bulalacao
  5. Water Lemon

CATHY PEÑA (Make Me Blush)

  1. Michiko Yamamoto, “Honor Thy Father”
  2. Henry Francia, E.A. Rocha, Jerrold Tarog, “Heneral Luna”
  3. Ralston Jover, et.al. , “Da Dog Show”
  4. Joel Ferrer, “Baka Siguro Yata”
  5. Ara Chawdhury, “Miss Bulalacao”

NICO QUEJANO (Cinephiles!)

  1. Apocalypse Child
  2. Dayang Asu
  3. Imbisibol
  4. Miss Bulalacao
  5. Hamog

BERNARD SANTOS (My Movie World)

  1. Jun Lana – Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  2. Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez – Apocalypse Child
  3. Jen Chuaunsu – Sleepless
  4. Michiko Yamamoto – Honor Thy Father
  5. Paul Sta. Ana – #Walang Forever

NAZAMEL TABARES (Movies in the Philippines)

  1. Bambanti
  2. Miss Bulalacao
  3. An Kubo Sa Kawayanan
  4. Apocalypse Child
  5. Anino Sa Likod ng Buwan

JOHN TAWASIL (Present Confusion)

  1. Honor Thy Father
  2. Imbisibol
  3. Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  4. Baka Siguro Yata
  5. Sleepless
  6. Ari

EMIL NOR URAO (The Movie Bud)

  1. Anino sa Likod ng Buwan
  2. Walang Forever
  3. An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  4. Baka, Siguro, Yata
  5. Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo