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Stellar Director Sockie Fernandez Inspires Youth

Sockie Fernandez’s credits could fill a page. She is a multi-awarded TV commercial, documentary and Indie films director. She is a trailblazer and started carving her path when most TV commercial directors were men. Today, there are so many women following her footsteps, and more promising, is a young generation (more…)Read More

It’s Vampire, Romance Movie for Anne Curtis

Aussie Pinay actress and TV variety show host Anne Curtis, 29, is all grown up, and making waves in the international front. Since she started in show business in 1997, she has taken on different roles, and with that a big following. She is the most followed Filipina celebrity on Twitter. (more…)Read More

Movie Showcases Modern Pinay Traits

Empowering is how to describe the image of the modern Filipina after watching the most recent romance film, “Maybe This Time,” that opened in Philippine cinemas last May 28. The movie is a collaboration of Star Cinema and Viva Films and stars Coco Martin, Ruffa Gutierrez and Sarah Geronimo.  The two (more…)Read More

Otso: Truth is in the Eyes of the Beholder

By Resha Destiny, Author Otso, which means Eight,  is the comeback film of Elwood Perez,  a prominent director in the late eighties and early nineties. A world apart from the movies exhibited alongside it at Sineng Pambansa: NFF (National Film Festival), Otso sports an achromatic trailer. The main cast (more…)Read More

Mga Anino ng Kahapon: Illness as Metaphor

By Resha Destiny Madness, national security and militarization, diaspora, and  the social costs of labor migration outweigh its economic costs —Mga Anino ng Kahapon  has a lot to offer for Pinays who would like to see new realities of Filipino families surviving separation. Cast members Agot Isidro, Carlo Cruz Jay (more…)Read More

Missing Smaug in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

What would you expect if character’s name appears in the title? You would expect him to be in center of the film’s narrative. Well, at least I did. But alas, the door-eating, gold-hogging dragon with Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice doesn’t appear until the last 30 minutes of the almost three-hour CGI-fest. (more…)Read More

A Less-Than Electrifying Thor Drawing the Female Gaze

By Resha Destiny WARNING: There are possible spoilers after the first paragraph. MY RATING: 6 out of 10 We all enjoy watching movies and visiting movie houses with our family, with our partners or with our girlfriends. Choosing the genre depends on what we look for inside the movie house—for (more…)Read More