Monthly Archives: October 2015

A SEXAGENARIAN GOES BACK TO SCHOOL

Film Notes A SEXAGENARIAN GOES BACK TO SCHOOL by Pablo A. Tariman Cia Hermosa-Jorge’s “Old Skool” premiered Thursday last week unravels like a well-loved family scrap book focusing on a 69-year old grandma trying to find a life after the … Continue reading

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THE EVOLUTION OF ROI VINZON

Film Notes THE EVOLUTION OF ROI VINZON by Pablo A. Tariman Into his early 60s, erstwhile action star Roi Vinzon has managed to keep a lean body and with it — his unpredictable sense of humor. Asked how he would … Continue reading

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BLOOD MOON OVER A REFUGEE CAMP

Film Notes BLOOD MOON OVER A REFUGEE CAMP by Pablo A. Tariman Once in a great while, one wants to see filmmakers who can treat you to the unpredictable and the unconventional and casually dropping certain elements that go with … Continue reading

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THE COMING OF AGE OF GERALD ANDERSON

Film Notes THE COMING OF AGE OF GERALD ANDERSON by Pablo A. Tariman On this rainy afternoon with Typhoon Lando battering Northern Luzon, Gerald Anderson is sporting a new look – a trim hair, almost crew cut and as always, … Continue reading

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A CHOREOGRAPHIC JOURNEY DOWN MEMORY LANE

View from the Wing – ‘Sarong Banggi’ at CCP A CHOREOGRAPHIC JOURNEY DOWN MEMORY LANE by Pablo A. Tariman Ballet Philippines’ “Sarong Banggi” offered a quiet and refreshing contrast to Metro Manila’s chaotic Friday traffic which fell on an opening … Continue reading

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THE CLASS DIVIDE THROUGH THE PRENUP LOOKING GLASS

Film Notes THE CLASS DIVIDE THROUGH THE PRENUP LOOKING GLASS by Pablo A. Tariman Director Jun Lana takes a comic look into the class divide through another variation of the much-dreaded prenuptial agreement which looks down on the working class … Continue reading

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AN ACTION-THRILLER FILM FOR THE MILLENNIALS

Film Notes AN ACTION-THRILLER FILM FOR THE MILLENNIALS by Pablo A. Tariman Director Pedring Lopez is a father of two and likes to cook for his children when location shootings are not that hectic. Proudly pointing to us his loving … Continue reading

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FILIPINO TENOR DEBUTS IN MUNICH’S PRINZREGENTEN THEATER

View From The Wing – La Sonnambula in Munich FILIPINO TENOR DEBUTS IN MUNICH’S PRINZREGENTEN THEATER by Pablo A. Tariman Leading Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu made his auspicious debut at Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater October 8 as Elvino in the Bellini opera, … Continue reading

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DENNIS TRILLO SUCCEEDS IN RELIVING 76 YEARS OF A RELIGIOUS LIFE

Review: “Felix Manalo” DENNIS TRILLO SUCCEEDS IN RELIVING 76 YEARS OF A RELIGIOUS LIFE by Pablo A. Tariman The religious odyssey of Felix Manalo – the founder of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) — is chronicled in a three-hour film directed … Continue reading

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DAZA BOOK NOW AN ENGROSSING FILM

Film Notes DAZA BOOK NOW AN ENGROSSING FILM by Pablo A. Tariman The evolution of ‘the other woman’ is delicately chronicled in the Chito S. Rono film, “Etiquette for Mistresses” which is based on Jullie Yap Daza’s bestselling book of … Continue reading

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