Monthly Archives: September 2014

THE ONCE AND FUTURE TONDO ACCORDING TO CARLITOS SIGUION-REYNA

THE ONCE AND FUTURE TONDO ACCORDING TO CARLITOS SIGUION-REYNA by Pablo A. Tariman There is much to appreciate in Carlitos Siguion-Reyna’s “Ang Hari ng Tondo” aided as he is with a meaningful script by Bibeth Orteza. The film opens in … Continue reading

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ROBERT AREVALO ON LIVING AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH IN ‘HARI NG TONDO’

Films ROBERT AREVALO ON LIVING AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH IN ‘HARI NG TONDO’ by Pablo A. Tariman In his mid-70s, actor Robert Arevalo has so much to be thankful for while summing up five decades in Philippine cinema. At his … Continue reading

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Review: “Dementia”

Review: “Dementia” A STIRRING FILM ON THE STRANGE LABYRINTH OF THE MIND by Pablo A. Tariman Percival Intalan’s “Dementia” could very well pass for a travelogue which leads us to an idyllic island that is Batanes. The island landscape gives … Continue reading

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View From The Wings – 4

View From The Wings – 4 GALA NIGHT NIGHTMARE: DANCERS, MUSICIANS WADE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS by Pablo A. Tariman Photos by Victor Gamosa Ursabia The weekend run of one of the world’s favorite ballets –Giselle — opened Friday last week … Continue reading

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Movie Profile

Movie Profile IZA CALZADO: ‘WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE AS AN ACTRESS IS TO GET BETTER AND I HOPE I REALIZE THAT IN TIME’ by Pablo A. Tariman In this presscon for a horror film directed by Wenn Deramas, Iza … Continue reading

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View From The Wings – 3

View From The Wings – 3 THE ODYSSEY OF DE LEON’S ‘NOLI ME TANGERE’ FROM MANILA TO USA AND BACK by Pablo A. Tariman The most widely publicized version of Felipe Padilla de Leon’s “Noli Me Tangere” opens at the … Continue reading

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BALLETS WITH HOMEGROWN FLAVOR

BALLETS WITH HOMEGROWN FLAVOR by Pablo A. Tariman There are ballets that enchant (Swan Lake, Giselle) but there are ballets that remind us where we live with our own culture and lifestyle. Ballet Manila had a good respite from its … Continue reading

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View from The Wings

View from The Wings A HECTIC SEPTEMBER IN THE ARTS by Pablo A. Tariman After watching CCP’s “Musikal!” during the weekend, you realize you are up to your neck with more exciting events in the performing arts and they are … Continue reading

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THE MAKING OF ‘THE GIFTED’ ACCORDING TO DIREK CHRIS MARTINEZ

Film Notes THE MAKING OF ‘THE GIFTED’ ACCORDING TO DIREK CHRIS MARTINEZ by Pablo A. Tariman Direk Chris Martinez says he started work on “The Gifted” by doing research on gifted children and what they go through as they evolve … Continue reading

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THE PRIME OF NORA AUNOR

THE PRIME OF NORA AUNOR by Pablo A. Tariman Not even a presidential snub from the haciendero from Tarlac could put her down. Getting the highest number of votes from the CCP and NCCA in the recently concluded National Artist … Continue reading

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