Scientist, actor, film critic, and culture essayist. Trained by IFFR, FEFF, and YIDFF. First Filipino member of FIPRESCI. One of Attitude Magazine's 101 LGBTQ Trailblazers Changing the World Today.
We spoke to screenwriter Ara Chawdhury and actor Chai Fonacier (in photo) about crafting the mystical character of Diana, differences in labor practices, and what we often misunderstand with representation.
With increasing access to historical fiction and documentary films, how does film and television affect the country’s collective memory, especially around historical atrocities?
Few actors have the longevity, reach, and versatility of John Lloyd Cruz. Here, the actor talks to Lav Diaz about rediscovering the craft of acting, culminating in two of the year’s most essential viewings — “A Tale of Filipino Violence” and “When the Waves Are Gone,” where he, almost literally, disappears into every role.
After her star-making turn in Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” Dolly de Leon has quickly become an international obsession. Film critics such as Neil Young, Guy Lodge, Jason Gorber, and David Ehrlich have been singing their praises, with Variety’s Clayton Davis even placing her in the early Oscars conversation alongside Michelle Yeoh. Now that the Palme d’Or-winning social satire is set to be distributed by NEON — the company responsible for the successful campaigns of films like “Paras...
A spotlight on Filipino directors from around the country whose creative signatures challenge what stories are told and the way we’re telling them.
In the past two years, films on romance, hugot, sex, and all things intimate top the weekly popularity charts on local and regional streaming platforms.
Animahenasyon continues to serve as a springboard for emerging talents and a space for Filipino animation in all its forms to be loved and appreciated.
With films becoming more widely available and social networking site Letterboxd democratizing the landscape, who do we consider critics?