How many films have you watched online since the start of the community quarantine? Did you watch them on video streaming services like Netflix or maybe on YouTube and Vimeo? With the pandemic, more and more people are supporting local brands especially small businesses. If you are one of them, great. If not, well you might want to consider that we need to help the local industry and that includes film.
Though only 20.31% of my blog posts are related to film reviews, I 100% love films. It doesn’t matter if it’s an independent film or mainstream. As long as my interest is piqued, I’ll watch it like these three short films I am about to share. A Digital Creator friend of mine shared with me a passion project she’s part of called Sinepanghalina. This a group of young and passionate filmmakers led by the creators of the multi-awarded short films – “Ma?”, “Dungaw” & “Bisperas” that strive to continue making quality socially-relevant horror content for Filipino viewers.
In my previous film review, I mentioned how I was surprised by the number of new shows and movies on Netflix. One of those new entries is Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival. But there are other shows I also wanted to watch so I created a list which I’m slowly getting through. Finally, I was able to see… Sunod (2019) 1h 40min | Horror Director: Carlo Ledesma It centres on a woman who’s desperate to find the cure to her daughter’s illness. She takes a job at a call centre, only to be haunted by the ghost in it. When trailers for the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival was slowly being released, I saw some great ones and not so much. Then I noticed, there wasn’t a horror genre. MMFF always have at least one horror entry yearly. So, I thought maybe there really isn’t one this year. Suddenly, a trailer dropped on Facebook. I scrolled through the post the video played. It was indeed …
I mentioned before that I have my go-to site for movies in case I’m not interested in what Netflix has to offer. Since the release of Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival is now on Netflix, I decided to return. Boy was I surprised by the number of new shows and movies. So, I created a list of the shows and films I wanted to watch. First is Banal, a 2019 Filipino psychological horror movie directed by Peter Abana. The film stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Andrea Brillantes, Taki and Kim Last.
Ever since I stumbled upon FilmDoo (Doo is Thai for to watch or see), I’ve been discovering more and more beautiful films. Sure, some are short but I’m 100% sure you haven’t seen them. Well, unless you constantly attend film festivals or follow news about upcoming independent films then you probably know and seen most of their selection. But since I am only able to watch on certain weekends, I am happy with FilmDoo’s selections one of which is the 8-minute film “Rebello” (2009).