Monthly Archives: December 2014

LOVE FOUND IN TRANSLATION

Film Notes LOVE FOUND IN TRANSLATION by Pablo A. Tariman If Enzo Williams (“Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”) and Chito Rono (“Feng Shui 2”) are the directors to cheer in the latest edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival, Dan Villegas … Continue reading

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FROM THE MUSEUM AND INTO THE PAST

Review: “ Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” FROM THE MUSEUM AND INTO THE PAST by Pablo A. Tariman           History is a tricky path to tread on for filmmakers.         Either they bombard the viewers with historical facts or choose … Continue reading

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CHITO RONO STUNS IN HORROR SEQUEL

Review: “Feng Shui 2” CHITO RONO STUNS IN HORROR SEQUEL by Pablo A. Tariman         The resolute cinematic touch of director Chito Rono is all over “Feng Shui 2” and it builds to a climax unpredictable as … Continue reading

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PIANIST INGRID SALA SANTAMARIA SUMS UP MUSICAL LIFE OF MANY CHRISTMASES AGO

Book Notes PIANIST INGRID SALA SANTAMARIA SUMS UP MUSICAL LIFE OF MANY CHRISTMASES AGO by Pablo A. Tariman Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 22, 2014) There is a strain of Vivaldi’s four sets of violin concertos in the life of pianist … Continue reading

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THE TRUE ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO MAJA SALVADOR AND GERALD ANDERSON

TV Notes THE TRUE ESSENCE OF CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO MAJA SALVADOR AND GERALD ANDERSON by Pablo A. Tariman “The act of giving feels good if you don’t expect anything in return,” thus says actress Maja Salvador when asked if she … Continue reading

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THREE GENERATIONS OF ACTORS IN COMEDY-FANTASY FILM

Film Notes THREE GENERATIONS OF ACTORS IN COMEDY-FANTASY FILM by Pablo A. Tariman Meeting the cast of “My Little Bossing” is like getting a whiff of the past and the present of Philippine showbiz landscape. You wonder where they all … Continue reading

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‘CHICAGO’ COULD HAVE BEEN MANILA REDUX

Theater Notes ‘CHICAGO’ COULD HAVE BEEN MANILA REDUX by Pablo A. Tariman Reviewing the story of “Chicago” is like turning a page in the history of Philippine justice system. It is largely based on a 1926 play of the same … Continue reading

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‘FENG SHUI 2’ — THE MAKING OF A HORROR MOVIE

Film Notes ‘FENG SHUI 2’ — THE MAKING OF A HORROR MOVIE by Pablo A. Tariman The main highlight of the trailer of the latest Kris Aquino-starrer is a shrill, piercing scream that sets one in a rescue mode to … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING VICE GANDA

Film Notes THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING VICE GANDA by Pablo A. Tariman On this Sunday afternoon with Typhoon Ruby threatening Metro Manila, Vice Ganda makes a dramatic appearance fit for a star and in a resplendent attire a non-star will … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINE REALITY AND ‘DUMB AND DUMBER 2’

Film Notes PHILIPPINE REALITY AND ‘DUMB AND DUMBER 2’ by Pablo A. Tariman “Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” – Peter Ustinov One ceases being an ‘erudite’ cineaste when one enters a theater and just in need … Continue reading

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