Philippine Cinema 2015: 10 Best First Features

In a close three-way battle for the top spot, Ara Chawdury's Miss Bulalacao edged out Bor Ocampo's Dayang Asu and Carlo Enciso Catu's Ari: My Life with a King for Best First Feature. The three films, along with two other first features (Sleepless and Patintero) are also in the Top 20 Best Films of 2015, … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: 10 Best First Features

Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Cinematography

Ber Cruz's sun-bleached photography of Honor Thy Father leads the competitive cinematography field in 2015. As local cinematographers have adopted the latest in digital technology, they have also honed their craft in technique and composition, resulting in several distinguished looks in 2015. From the dark mining tunnels of Benguet to the peak of Mt. Pulag, from lahar-covered Pampanga to snow-drenched Japan, … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Cinematography

Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Editing

Lawrence Ang's dynamic, playful editing of Apocalypse Child contributed a lot to the film's overall mood, and it has reaped him accolades, winning QCinema's lone technical jury citation in 2015 and topping the Pinoy Rebyu poll for Best Editing. Jerrold Tarog's and Lawrence Fajardo's edits to their own films (Heneral Luna and Imbisibol, respectively) also paid … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Editing

Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Music/Soundtrack

Aside from voting Honor Thy Father as the best film of 2015, movie reviewers have also voted it as the most musically satisfying film of last year. The film's original score was composed by frequent Erik Matti collborator Erwin Romulo, and the soundtrack features haunting rearrangements of the Catholic song "Ama Namin" by Dong Abay and the … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Music/Soundtrack

Best Movie Houses in 2015

Movie reviewers have voted the cinemas in Quezon City's TriNoma mall as the best in 2015. Aside from screening commercial fare, TriNoma cinemas have hosted several film festivals last year, including successful runs of QCinema, International Pink Festival, and Cinema One Originals Film Festival. The movie theaters of Greenhills Promenade and Gateway Cineplex, which both feature a Dolby … Continue reading Best Movie Houses in 2015

Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Scenes

1 - Luna's assassination (Heneral Luna) 29 points 2 - Flashback to the past (Heneral Luna) 10 points 3 - Edgar shaves head in front of daughter (Honor Thy Father) 9 points, 3 votes 4 - Sex scene (Anino sa Likod ng Buwan) 9 points, 2 votes 5 - Michelle's love scene with the hut (An Kubo sa Kawayanan) 8.5 points 6 … Continue reading Philippine Cinema 2015: Best Scenes

Honor Thy Father tops 5th Annual Film Poll, leads five other categories

Honor Thy Father, Erik Matti’s taut drama-thriller about a family man taking matters into his own hands when his family gets threatened for their involvement in an unraveling Ponzi scheme, grabbed the top spot in the Best Film category of the 5th Annual Pinoy Rebyu Poll for excellence in Philippine cinema in 2015 as voted … Continue reading Honor Thy Father tops 5th Annual Film Poll, leads five other categories

Greatest Pinoy Films of All Time

When we conducted our 2013 poll for the Greatest Pinoy Films of All Time list, 81 respondents (critics, filmmakers, archivists, academics, etc.) provided us with a total of 204 films, ranging from obscure gems like Kidlat Tahimik's Orbit 50: Letters to My 3 Sons to the unabashedly campy No Other Woman. We decided then to limit the list … Continue reading Greatest Pinoy Films of All Time

Dagitab tops 2014 local film poll; lead actress takes top acting honors

Dagitab, Giancarlo Abrahan’s debut feature about two intellectuals whose marriage is tested by the husband’s memory of a past lover and the wife’s dalliance with a precocious student, tops Pinoy Rebyu’s 4th Annual Poll of the best in Philippine cinema, as voted by online film reviewers, while Eula Valdes' portrayal of the wife embroiled in … Continue reading Dagitab tops 2014 local film poll; lead actress takes top acting honors