Philippine Cinema 2016: 5 Best Documentaries

1 - Sunday Beauty Queen (Babyruth Villarama) 44 points 2 - Forbidden Memory (Gutierrez Mangansakan II) 23 points 3 - Curiosity, Adventure and Love (Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Suzanne Richiardone) 18 points, 7 votes, 1 second-place vote 4 - People Power Bombshell: The Diary of Vietnam Rose (John Torres) 18 points, 7 votes, no second-place vote … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2016: 5 Best Documentaries

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Philippine Cinema 2016: 10 Best First Features

1 - 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (Petersen Vargas) 44 points 2 - Sakaling Hindi Makarating (Ice Idanan) 28 points 3 - Singing in Graveyards (Bradley Liew) 18 points 4 - Kusina (Cenon Palomares and David Corpuz) 17 points 5 - Si Magdalola at ang mga Gago (Jules Katanyag) 12 points 6 - Baka Bukas (Samantha … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2016: 10 Best First Features

Philippine Cinema 2016: Best Cinematography

1 - Tuos (Mycko David) 28 points, 8 votes, 3 first-place votes 2 - Seklusyon (Neil Bion) 28 points, 8 votes, 2 first-place votes 3 - Sakaling Hindi Makarating (Ice Idanan) 23 points 4 - Baboy Halas (Mark Limbaga and Raphael Meting) 22 points 5 - Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B (Tey Clamor) 18 points 6 - … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2016: Best Cinematography

Philippine Cinema 2016: Best Film Festival

Competition was tight among the top five filmfests for 2016 but in the end the revitalized Metro Manila Film Festival narrowly edged out QCinema to become the voters' favorite filmfest of 2016. 1 - Metro Manila Film Festival (46 points) 2 - Quezon City International Film Festival (43 points) 3 - Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2016: Best Film Festival

Philippine Cinema 2016: 10 Best Short Films

Twenty seven short films were mentioned by the voters as their favorites for 2016. Here are the top 10: 1 - Fish Out of Water (Mon A.L. Garilao, Cinemalaya) 23 points, 6 votes About: Min-jae, a Korean-Filipino teenager, who is often discriminated against for being mixed-blood. His utmost desire to belong to the homogeneous and … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2016: 10 Best Short Films

Philippine Cinema 2016: Best Music/Soundtrack

1 - Tuos (Jema Pamintuan) 24 points 2 - Seklusyon (Francis de Veyra) 21 points 3 - Ma' Rosa (Teresa Barrozo) 15 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ4nqo6FuS8 4 - Sakaling Hindi Makarating (Mon Espia) 14 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTOom8G8zDo 5 - Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B (Score: Bryan Dumaguina; Songs: Various artists) 10 points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvcZhrGWq5k 6 - Saving Sally (Pablo Pico) … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2016: Best Music/Soundtrack

Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Lead Performances

Edgar in Honor Thy Father and the titular character in Heneral Luna are two of last year's juiciest roles. Thankfully, John Lloyd Cruz and John Arcilla, respectively, were more than up to the task in fleshing out these conflicted characters, infusing them with a quiet dignity but also chutzpah when needed. It's just as well that the … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Lead Performances

Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Supporting Performances

2015 is a year of many excellent performances in local cinema, and there were many great supporting roles that actors gave life to. In fact, our poll participants identified a total of 70 great supporting performances for the year. Here are the top 20: 1 - Tirso Cruz III, Honor Thy Father (107 points) 2 … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Supporting Performances

Philippine Cinema 2015: 10 Best Directors

1 - Jun Lana, Anino sa Likod ng Buwan (40 points) 2 - Erik Matti, Honor Thy Father (38 points) 3 - Mario Cornejo, Apocalypse Child (33 points) 4 - Jerrold Tarog, Heneral Luna (31 points) 5 - Alvin Yapan, An Kubo sa Kawayanan (22.5 points) 6 - Lawrence Fajardo, Imbisibol (21.5 points) 7 - Bor Ocampo, Dayang Asu … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: 10 Best Directors

Philippine Cinema 2015: 10 Best Screenplays

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 - … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: 10 Best Screenplays