10 Best Scenes of 2021

The "Walang himala!" scene in Himala (1982). The trapped-in-the-corner ending of Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (1975). The "Magsayaw na lang tayo" scene in Temptation Island (1980). These are few of the scenes in local cinema that have become iconic for varying reasons, whether through excellent writing, masterful directing, impeccable acting, or simply because … Continue reading 10 Best Scenes of 2021

10 Best Film Festivals of 2021

The pandemic forced film festival organizers to shift their operations online or through a hybrid mode. Some were unable to adjust in time, but others thrived in the new setup. For the fifth straight year, the Quezon City International Film Festival (fondly called QCinema) remains the gold standard for local filmfests as it is recognized … Continue reading 10 Best Film Festivals of 2021

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

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 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

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best First Features

1 – John Denver Trending (Arden Rod Condez) 128 pts 2 – Cleaners (Glenn Barit) 108 pts 3 – Metamorphosis (J.E. Tiglao) 64 pts 4 – Verdict (Raymund Ribay Gutierrez) 40 pts 5 – Mina-anud (Kerwin Go) 23 pts 6 – No Data Plan (Miko Revereza) 21 pts 7 – Belle Douleur (Joji Alonso) 20 … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best First Features

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Edited Films

1 – Cleaners (Che Tagyamon and Noah Loyola) 85 pts 2 – Edward (Thop Nazareno, Joyce Bernal, and JR Cabrera) 47 pts 3 – For My Alien Friend (Jet Leyco) 42 pts 4 – John Denver Trending (Benjo Ferrer III)  41 pts 5 – Kalel, 15 (Benjamin Tolentino) 31 pts 6 – Isa Pa, with … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Edited Films

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Soundtracks

1 – LSS (Songs: Ben & Ben; Score: Pat Lasaten) 75 pts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ktQh3sWZk&list=PLkXYx-DE0Co5Nebnkdc0bY8c9NgSjS-bD 2 – John Denver Trending (Len Calvo) 62 pts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx34SJNytb8 3 – Cleaners (Various artists) 38 pts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_JF2envsVA 4 – Isa Pa with Feelings (Songs: Various artists; Score: Andrew Florentino) 36 pts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK3tIclJ140&list=PLfZXBtfgi1jkEw4InW4LQbmBaa5Qo4uFB&index=1 5 – Sila-Sila (Songs: Various artists; Score: Igo Gonzalez) … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Soundtracks