Respeto tops 2017 film poll, named best in 6 other categories

Respeto, Treb Monteras II's debut film about a young rapper living in a Manila slum who meets his match in an aging poet living in his neighborhood, tops the Pinoy Rebyu poll of the best in Philippine cinema in 2017, with 32 poll participants submitting ballots in 14 categories. Respeto also topped the categories for … Continue reading Respeto tops 2017 film poll, named best in 6 other categories

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The best local film scenes of 2017

You never really know what kind of moments stick with you months after a movie comes out. For our invited voters, below are the ten most memorable scenes in Philippine cinema in 2017. This list is part of our 7th Annual Film Poll, and like what we did last year, we have invited reviewers and … Continue reading The best local film scenes of 2017

Philippine Cinema 2017: Best Film Festivals

After just five years of existence, QCinema is now the festival to beat in terms of local and international offerings. It is closely followed by C1 Originals, which last year also featured international festival favorites in its line-up. Interestingly, after topping this category last year following reforms made in the selection of finalists, the MMFF … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: Best Film Festivals

Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Short Films

1 - Fatima Marie Torres and the Invasion of Space Shuttle Pinas 25 (Carlo Francisco Manatad) 45 points 2 - Sorry for the Inconvenience (Carl Adrian Chavez) 28 points 3 - Aliens Ata (Glenn Barit) 22 points 4 - Hilom (P.R. Patindol) 16 points 5 - Si Astri maka si Tambulah (Xeph Suarez) 15 points 6 - Lola Loleng (Che … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Short Films

Philippine Cinema 2017: Best Music/Soundtrack

1 - Ang Larawan (Music: Ryan Cayabyab; Lyrics: Rolando Tinio) 68 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaSp0ioR0yA 2 - Respeto (Original Score: Jay Durias; Songs: Various artists) 57 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp0NlPLdcM0 3 - Changing Partners (Vincent de Jesus) 36 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFed_E06Huw 4 - Kiko Boksingero (Original Score: Pepe Manikan; Original Song: Jungee Marcelo) 35 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SbJRRgRJL0 5 - I'm Drunk, I Love You (Original … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: Best Music/Soundtrack

Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Edited Films

1 - Respeto (Lawrence Ang) 76 points 2 - Changing Partners (Marya Ignacio) 60 points 3 - Balangiga: Howling Wilderness (Carlo Francisco Manatad) 26 points 4 - Bliss (Jerrold Tarog) 25 points 5 - Birdshot (Jay Halili and Mikhail Red) 24 points 6 - Neomanila (Jeffrey Loreno and Mikhail Red) 20 points 7 - Smaller and Smaller Circles (Jay Halili) … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Edited Films

Philippine Cinema 2017: Best Cinematography

1 - Neomanila (Mycko David) 62 points 2 - Birdshot (Mycko David) 52 points 3 - Respeto (Ike Avellana) 50 points 4 - Balangiga: Howling Wilderness (Albert Banzon) 33 points 5 - Siargao (Odyssey Flores) 30 points 6 - Smaller and Smaller Circles (J.A. Tadena) 26 points 7 - Kiko Boksingero (Marvin Reyes) 24 points 8 - Sa Gabing … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: Best Cinematography

Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best First Features

1 - Respeto (Treb Monteras) 120 points 2 - Kiko Boksingero (Thop Nazareno) 85 points 3 - The Chanters (James Robin Mayo) 44 points 4 - I'm Drunk, I Love You (JP Habac) 29 points 5 - Tu Pug Imatuy (Arnel Barbarona) 19 points 6 - Si Chedeng at si Apple (Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red) 18 points 7 - Triptiko … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best First Features

Philippine Cinema 2017: 5 Best Documentaries

1 - Motherland (31 points) 2 - Haunted: A Last Visit to the Red House (27 points) 3 - Bundok Banahaw: Sacred and Profane (22 points) 4 - History of the Underground (8 points) 5 - Beyond the Block (4 points)   INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS » Mayk Alegre, Cinemaddict Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane Haunted: A Last Visit … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: 5 Best Documentaries

Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Screenplays

1 - Respeto (Njiel de Mesa, Treb Monteras II) 92 points 2 - Paki (Giancarlo Abrahan) 55 points 3 - Changing Partners (Vincent de Jesus, Lilit Reyes) 34 points 4 - Kiko Boksingero (Emmanuel Espejo Jr., Ash Malanum, Denise O'Hara, Heber O'Hara) 30 points 5 - Balangiga: Howling Wilderness (Jerry Gracio, Khavn de la Cruz, Achinette Villamor) 26 points 6 - … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: 10 Best Screenplays