Oda sa Wala tops 2018 film poll, lead star Marietta Subong named best lead performer

Oda sa Wala, Dwein Baltazar's mysterious, darkly humorous depiction of a lonely woman living with her catatonic father in a decrepit house that doubles as a morgue, tops the Pinoy Rebyu poll of the best in Philippine cinema in 2018, with 36 poll participants submitting ballots in 14 categories. The film was an entry to … Continue reading Oda sa Wala tops 2018 film poll, lead star Marietta Subong named best lead performer

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Pinoy Rebyu 2018 Poll

BEST FEATURE FILM » 1 – Oda sa Wala (203 points) 2 – Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (159 points) 3 – Signal Rock (157 points) 4 – Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus (135 points) 5 – Never Not Love You (107 points) 6 – Tanabata's Wife (101 points) 7 – Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (97 points) 8 – BuyBust (92 … Continue reading Pinoy Rebyu 2018 Poll

Philippine Cinema 2018: Best Film Festivals

For the second year running, the Quezon City International Film Festival, popularly known as QCinema, has topped our list for Best Local Film Festival, garnering near-unanimous first place votes from 35 film reviewers. The festival, generously supported by the Quezon City government, curated high-quality local films and world cinema favorites in 2018, and its programming … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2018: Best Film Festivals

The best local film scenes of 2018

Warning: The notes from the filmmakers and reviewers include details of important scenes in the cited movies. Read at your own risk. Scene of the year: The ending (Never Not Love You) Json Javier, The Spotless Mind: “In 2018, Antoinette Jadaone declared to the entire country that she had the biggest balls in Philippine showbiz. In … Continue reading The best local film scenes of 2018

Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Best Short Films

1 – Sa Saiyang Isla (Christian Candelaria) 51 points 2 – Nangungupahan (Glenn Barit) 23 points 3 – Jodilerks dela Cruz, Employee of the Month (Carlo Francisco Manatad) 19 points 4 – Wala'y Humayan sa Tanglad (Neil Angelo Briones) 18 points 5 – Manila is Full of Men Named Boy (Andrew Stephen Lee) 16 points 6 – Babylon (Keith … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Best Short Films

Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Best Soundtracks

1 – Paglisan (Original Score: Teresa Barrozo; Songs: Various artists) 72 points https://open.spotify.com/album/3MhxsPDgir9UYECnMnE5ZS 2 – Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (Original Score: Jerrold Tarog; Songs: Various artists) 47 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoFS4sekr9s 3 – Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Lav Diaz) 31 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC1UqgED7yI&t=3s 4 – Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story (Original Score: Len Calvo; Songs: Various artists) 29 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viXQvI6kvwMContinue reading Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Best Soundtracks

Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Best Edited Films

1 – Never Tear Us Apart (Ilsa Malsi) 56 points 2 – BuyBust (Jay Halili) 50 points 3 – Oda sa Wala (Dwein Baltazar) 46 points 4 – Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus (Ilsa Malsi) 43 points 5 – Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (Jerrold Tarog) 37 points 6 – Tanabata's Wife (May-i Guia Padilla ) 21 points 7 – ML … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Best Edited Films

Philippine Cinema 2017: 5 Best First Features

1 – Pan de Salawal (Che Espiritu) 72 points 2 – Ma (Kenneth Lim Dagatan) 45 points 3 – Mamu: And a Mother Too (Rod Singh) 43 points 4 – Delia and Sammy (Therese Cayaba) 40 points 5 – ML (Benedict Mique) 39 points   INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS » Ace Antipolo     Ma Armando dela Cruz         "Ma", Kenneth Dagatan "Mamu", Rod … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2017: 5 Best First Features

Philippine Cinema 2018: 5 Best Documentaries

1 – Yield (26 points) 2 – Pag-ukit sa Paniniwala (25 points) 3 – All Grown Up (24 points) 4 – Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang (15 points) 5 – Call Her Ganda (13 points)   INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS » Armando dela Cruz         All Grown Up Pag-Ukit sa Paniniwala Bernard Santos Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story Call Her Ganda … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2018: 5 Best Documentaries

Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Visual Pleasures

1 – Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus (Neil Daza) 80 points 2 – Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (Pong Ignacio) 74 points 3 – Oda sa Wala (Neil Daza) 64 points 4 – Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Neil Daza) 52 points 5 – Tanabata's Wife (Nap Jamir) 35 points 6 – Never Tear Us Apart (Sasha Palomares) 31 points 7 … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2018: 10 Visual Pleasures