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

Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Short Films

Sa Among Agwat topped the Best Short Film Category of Pinoy Rebyu's 9th Annual Film Poll. The film screened in Cinemalaya where it won Best Director and a NETPAC Special Mention. Below are the top 10, tallied from submissions of 26 poll respondents. 1 – Sa Among Agwat (Don Senoc) 52 pts Jun is a farmer who … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2019: 10 Best Short Films

Philippine cinema’s best scenes of 2019, part 4

This is the penultimate part of our best scenes of 2019 feature. You may also check out the earlier installments: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Part 5 features the scene of the year. Flower icing / Fire walk (John Denver Trending) Kayo Jolongbayan, reviewer: “I was shaking after I saw John Denver Trending … Continue reading Philippine cinema’s best scenes of 2019, part 4

Philippine cinema’s best scenes of 2019, part 2

This is the second part of our best scenes of 2019 feature. You may read Part 1 here and Part 3 here. Refugees arrive via Pasig River (Quezon’s Game) Emil Hofileña, reviewer: “It's impossible to view the ending of Quezon's Game (and the rest of the film) outside the context of our political situation today: … Continue reading Philippine cinema’s best scenes of 2019, part 2

The 50 Most Well-Loved Pinoy Films of the 2010’s

The 2010s in Philippine cinema saw the continuous resurgence of independent filmmaking that emerged in the 2000s brought about by digital technology and facilitated by institutions that provide seed capital to mostly young filmmakers to showcase their works in local film festivals. The independent filmmakers in turn raised the quality of mainstream industry outputs as … Continue reading The 50 Most Well-Loved Pinoy Films of the 2010’s

The 50 Most Well-Loved Pinoy Films of the 2010’s (40-31)

40. Thy Womb Brillante Mendoza, 2012 A Bajau midwife (Nora Aunor) copes with the irony of her own infertility amid the deprivations of her gypsy community in Tawi-Tawi. A saga of island life stuck between the devil of passion and the deep blue sea of tradition. 39. Nick and Chai Cha Escala and Wena Sanchez, 2014 … Continue reading The 50 Most Well-Loved Pinoy Films of the 2010’s (40-31)

The 50 Most Well-Loved Pinoy Films of the 2010’s (Individual Ballots)

Jay Abello, filmmaker KanoNorteApocalypse ChildGive Up TomorrowOn The JobNervous TranslationViolatorNever Not Love YouSalvageOda Sa WalaBalangiga: Howling Wilderness Nestor Abrogena, filmmaker Cleaners Oda Sa Wala Transit Kalel '15 Sila-Sila Pamilya Ordinaryo Dagitab Sleepless Bwaya Vince and Kath and James Paul Alcantara, reviewer RespetoSana DatiDie BeautifulEkstraGusto Kita With All My HypothalamusSunday Beauty QueenFour Sisters and a WeddingSix … Continue reading The 50 Most Well-Loved Pinoy Films of the 2010’s (Individual Ballots)

100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, Top 10

10     Sana Maulit Muli (Olivia Lamasan, 1995)  Agnes (Lea Salonga) and Jerry's (Aga Muhlach) relationship becomes distant when Agnes migrates to America. 9     Anak (Rory Quintos, 2000)  After working in Hong Kong for a decade to support her family, Josie (Vilma Santos) returns home to find her children’s lives in ruins. Since their … Continue reading 100 Best Filipino Films Directed by Women, Top 10