All posts tagged: Philippine Cinema

Thoughts on Sleepless (2015)

Sleepless, a 2015 QCinema International Film Festival entry found its way back into the big screen. All thanks to Cine Lokal, a new cinema line that houses independent, award-winning films and FDCP programs. Though it has been more than a year since the film was shown, Sleepless proved it never lost its charm. In fact, the film was scheduled to run for only seven days starting May 26 at eight selected SM Cinema branches. But after a few days, the film was given an extended run until June 8 at 30 SM cinemas. Advertisements

Thoughts on New Wave Animations: Buttons, Little Lights, and Geo

The Metro Manila Film Festival presented a great list of animated films in their New Wave Animation Section last year. Though I wasn’t able to catch them at the cinema, I was able to see three of these films on HOOQ. I must say that these films serve as proof of how talented and creative Filipino artists are. Buttons by Marvel Obemio, Francis Ramirez & Jared Garcia Best Animation Film   Dolls who came to life living in the real world… Two Dolls, Iko and Dixie playing and bonding with each other, meanwhile another doll Vodou appeared, then something unexpected happened. Buttons is filled with wonder and positivity as it shows the genuine friendship between our main characters or shall I say dolls – Iko and Dixie! Though its animation style is simple, the film’s execution complemented its story enabling it to successfully deliver a strong message to its viewers. Little Lights by Marie Rivelle G. Mallari Animation Film Special Jury Prize   A physically weak but strong-minded firefly is forced to face not only …

‘My Little Bossings’ Brings Smile to Everyone

  ‘My Little Bossings’ is one of the top earners in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy about the film.   ‘My Little Bossings’ is a family-oriented, comedy film that revolves around Torky (Vic Sotto), a bookkeeper who works for the wealthy Baba (Kris Aquino), who is accused of scam. This dilemma puts her life in danger and is forced to entrust her son Justin (Bimby Aquino-Yap) to Torky. But when Torky takes Justin home, he finds out that his daughter Ice (Aiza Seguerra) also brought home a child to take care. Her name is Ching (Ryzza Mae Dizon), an orphan who loves to fight and play tricks. The Film & the Negative Reviews Honestly, I enjoyed watching the film and would recommend it to families and people who want to have a good time. But though many enjoyed it and is one of the top earners, the film received mixed to negative reviews. One problem is the flow. There are many instances where you’ll ask, what exactly Baba is …