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First 3 PPP festival films identified

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has announced the first three entries to this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), which will be held from Sept. 13 to 19 in cinemas nationwide.

Music and love are the focus of Laxamana’s two film fest...

WHEN FOUR brothers who make up a family band are forced to relocate to a remote town in Pampanga after a super typhoon destroys their home, a rich city girl passionate about music decides to help them record their songs. This is the premise of Jason Paul Laxamana’s Bakwit Boys, one of the entries in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) which starts Aug. 15 in cinemas nationwide.

PPP fest to show 8 films this year

EIGHT FILMS, ranging from romantic comedies to action thrillers, make up the slate of the this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) which runs from Aug. 15-21 in all cinemas nationwide.

Fewer films in this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

THE Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)-led Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) continues to celebrate Filipino-produced films as it gears up for its...

FDCP-backed film festival deemed a success

THE FIRST iteration of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)-led Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) has ended its successful week-long run with...

Handhell

MOVIE REVIEW Salvage Directed by Sherad Anthony Sanchez By Noel Vera Sherad Anthony Sanchez’s Salvage (2015) takes its title from the common Filipino slang word for summary execution,...

Children of the mist

MOVIE REVIEW Hamog Directed by Ralston Jover By Noel Vera Ralston Jover’s Hamog (Haze, 2015) starts appropriately enough with just that: a thick cloud hovering low over humid...

Birdshot: inspired by a true story

MIKHAIL RED was only 23 when he and his film crew shot his second full-length feature Birdshot (his first was Rekorder) over 23 days...

RIP. LOL

YOUR ESTRANGED FATHER, Hesus, has died, and your mother asks you and your siblings (including the family dog Hudas) to go on a road...

A nationwide indie film fest

From Aug. 16-22, no Hollywood or foreign films will be screened in cinemas nationwide to make way for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, organized...

Manananggal in the city again

GET READY to see the manananggal fly once again as Prime Cruz’s Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B will return to theaters -- this time...