Best Performances Of The Decade So Far (Nos. 40-21)

Jodi Sta. Maria, Third World Happy (2010) Character: Aylynn, a single mother left behind by her then-boyfriend who migrated to America to follow his dream As evidenced by her hugely successful turn as Maya in TV soap Be Careful With My Heart, Sta. Maria is very effective in playing the underdog in a romantic pair. In Third World … Continue reading Best Performances Of The Decade So Far (Nos. 40-21)

Best Performances of the Decade So Far (2010 to 2014)

Performance has always been one of Philippine cinema’s most popular film elements. We know, of course, that it is just but one of myriad components that make up a film. Yet when we watch movies, we tend to ask “Who’s in it?” rather than “Who made it?” Still, no one would argue that actors can make … Continue reading Best Performances of the Decade So Far (2010 to 2014)

Maria Leonora Teresa

Verdict: Do Something Else Pinoy Rebyu Score: 1.78 (7 ratings) Genre: Horror, Comedy Director: Wenn Deramas Writer: Keiko Aquino Cast: Iza Calzado, Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo Synopsis: The film focuses on the troubles of three characters. Julio (Zanjoe Marudo), Faith (Iza Calzado) and Stella (Jodi Sta. Maria) all lost their daughters in a freak bus accident. The three are all grieving … Continue reading Maria Leonora Teresa

Aparisyon

Verdict: Essential Viewing Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.60 (25 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Vincent Sandoval Writers: Vincent Sandoval and Jerry Gracio Cast: Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Mylene Dizon, Jodi Sta. Maria, Raquel Villavicencio Synopsis:  An act of brutal violence shatters a convent’s cloistered tranquility and brings the contrast between a life of sheltered faith and outside reality into sharp relief. As the sisters grapple … Continue reading Aparisyon

Aparisyon

Verdict: Essential Viewing Pinoy Rebyu Score: 4.58 (24 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Vincent Sandoval Writers: Vincent Sandoval and Jerry Gracio Cast: Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Mylene Dizon, Jodi Sta. Maria, Raquel Villavicencio Synopsis:  An act of brutal violence shatters a convent’s cloistered tranquility and brings the contrast between a life of sheltered faith and outside reality into sharp relief. As the sisters … Continue reading Aparisyon

Migrante

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.88 (4 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Joel Lamangan Writer: Bonifacio Ilagan Cast:  Jodi Sta. Maria, Allen Dizon, Bangs Garcia, Luis Alandy, Raquel Villavicencio, Alex Castro, Chynna Ortaleza, Ryza Cenon, Menggie Cobarrubias, Tony Mabesa, May-i Fabros, Benjie Felipe, Barbara Miguel, Jaime Pebanco Synopsis: Migrante tells the story of a Filipina OFW who is working … Continue reading Migrante

Presa

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.50 (4 ratings) Genre: Drama Director: Adolfo Alix, Jr. Writers: Adolfo Alix, Jr., Agnes P. de Guzman Cast: Anita Linda, Rosanna Roces, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ina Feleo, Daria Ramirez, Perla Bautista, Liza Lorena, Tetchie Agbayani, Angeli Bayani, Cherry Madrigal Synopsis: It is a few days before Christmas at … Continue reading Presa

Third World Happy

Verdict: Value for Money Pinoy Rebyu Score: 3.54 (11 ratings) Genre: Drama Writer/Director: EJ Salcedo Cast: Sam Milby, Jodi Sta. Maria, Archie Adamos, Archie Alemania, Geraldine Tan, Melissa Mendez, Richard Quan Synopsis: A struggling Filipino artist living in New York returns to the country after a death in the family. Back home, he struggles to reconnect with … Continue reading Third World Happy