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‘Mindanao’ Film Review 2, from Another Point of View

What’s great about art and consuming it is the gift of interpretation, reflection, and (more) research. Whether the art form is profound or not, there’s always something we can learn from it. Now, those learnings and interpretation are still based on how we were brought up, the things that shaped us, and most importantly, the things which we are most exposed to–our family, peers, the … Continue reading ‘Mindanao’ Film Review 2, from Another Point of View

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‘Mindanao’ Film Review: A Heartfelt Melodrama Unworthy of its Title

I had an error of judgement. No one can ever tell the story of Mindanao than a Mindanawon. However, I commit that error once more. No one can ever tell the story of Mindanao than an artist who is bold and willing. When they first announced that Brillante Mendoza’s new production was entitled “Mindanao,” as a Mindanawon myself, I was thrilled. I thought to my … Continue reading ‘Mindanao’ Film Review: A Heartfelt Melodrama Unworthy of its Title

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MMFF 2019: Diverse As It Can Ever Be

This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is a run for the buck. As any film buff would notice, there’s an eclectic mix of the eight films that would be featured, which can be compared to the MMFF of the Golden Age of the Philippine Cinema where the greats such as Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and Ishmael Bernal each have their own entries. Undoubtedly one … Continue reading MMFF 2019: Diverse As It Can Ever Be