Club.MOV: The Idiot’s Guide To Heartbreak 6.


.MOV International Film, Music, & Literature Festival presents (Facebook Event)
Club.MOV: The Idiot’s Guide To Heartbreak 6


Mogwai Cinematheque, Cubao Expo
General Romulo Avenue, Araneta Center, Cubao
Quezon City, Philippines
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UPFI Film Center This August 2011


UPFI Film Center this August 2011 (Facebook event)

The UP Film Institute announces its main slate of screenings for August 2011 all at the UPFI Film Center. Cinemalaya fever continues with the Netpac Best Film Winner, Benito Bautista’s Boundary; the premier state university’s premiere of Cinemalaya’s closing film, Jade Castro’s Zombadings and a selection of outstanding student films under the Best of UPFI banner. The national cinemas of Japan and Brazil are in showcase respectively with Eiga Sai and the Brazil Film Festival. In commemoration of the National Heroes Month is the special run for Mario O’Hara’s Ang Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio. More films further comprise the month’s features accordingly for Back to Classics, Untitled/Visions and Spotlight on Docus. Tudla Productions’ Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival now on its third year complete the month’s screening highlights. Over at Ishmael Bernal Gallery are exhibitions by U.P. and U.E. Fine Arts students, a photo installation by Buen Abrigo & Sam Kiyoumarsi and recent British video art. Read the rest of this entry »


CINEMATON: Loving J-cinema.


Since I am joining Cinematon Cinematon for this instance, I am going to play with my strengths. I’d like you to join me on the nuttier, crazier, and the fun part of the Japanese cinema. I am not exactly sure on how I would be able to present this. I know a list would be more appropriate but I would find it a little bit on the stiff side. I think it would be better if I would just like to give out my personal and cinematic experiences that I achieved when I saw these crazy and way out of this world films full of determination, oddity, love, expressionism, survival, and controversy. Read the rest of this entry »


T500FC, 395th: Three… Extremes [Sam Gang Yi] (Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, 2004)


One of the celebrated Asian films in the past decade with three segments that boasts awesome directors from three different countries: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook, and Takashi Miike. Three Extremes is not your ordinary film since it follows the area of extreme or brutal horror that feasted on mainstream cinema during the turn of the century, and this time the Eastern counterparts provide the stories. Its concept came from the 2002 film, Three, a much weaker approach to the horror genre. Read the rest of this entry »


T500FC, 396th: 29 February [2 Wol 29 Il] (Jong-hun Jung, 2006)


A bleak horror idea from the Koreans, 29 February is a supposed scare fest that happens in the heart of a tollbooth. I am not sure on how they created a resolution that includes the date, the twenty-ninth of February plus a tollbooth, God only knows the oblique idea coming from its creators and having this film the supposed breakout film of the director, Jong-hun Jung. Read the rest of this entry »


T500FC, 397th: Wapakman (Topel Lee, 2009)


It was not that that bad. Amidst the term provided by a few friends who saw this film in the theatres a few years ago, as they were claiming that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen, I may say that it is probably watchable for a few points. Though we were all aware that this film was just created for the fact that Manny Pacquiao wants to create a movie, just because, we may also have to accept that the film’s potential was greatly addressed to the fans and their respective families. Read the rest of this entry »


T500FC, 398th: The King Of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982)


This film is a wonderful and underrated Martin Scorsese film shown decades ago, about the happy and sad life of stand-up comics during the seventies and the early eighties. Loved by critics and ignored by the viewing public, despite an all-star crew and an awesome director, it ventures into a life of a stand-up wannabe who just wanted to make a name in Hollywood. Read the rest of this entry »