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DIRECTOR MAE CRUZ-ALVIAR ON FINDING HER AUDIENCE AND DEALING WITH THE YOUNG AND POPULAR

Film Notes DIRECTOR MAE CRUZ-ALVIAR ON FINDING HER AUDIENCE AND DEALING WITH THE YOUNG AND POPULAR By Pablo A. Tariman Direk Mae Cruz-Alviar is fully aware that she is living in the world of make-believe and that she has to … Continue reading

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DIRECTOR DONDON SANTOS: A FASCINATION WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS

DIRECTOR DONDON SANTOS: A FASCINATION WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS By Pablo A. Tariman The director who megged “Noy” (a Coco Martin starrer) and “Dalaw” (a Kris Aquino horror film) is not one who easily enjoys talking about his project. He has … Continue reading

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LOWER DEPTHS

Film Notes LOWER DEPTHS By Pablo A. Tariman Watching Joel Lamangan’s “Bhoy Intsik” is like looking into a typical DSW social case study report and reliving all the personas involved. It isn’t a gratifying subject because it involved two felons … Continue reading

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‘BLACK SWAN’FOR REAL IN BALLET PHILIPPINES’ SWAN LAKE

‘BLACK SWAN’FOR REAL IN BALLET PHILIPPINES’ SWAN LAKE By Pablo A. Tariman The 2010 Darren Aronofsky film “Black Swan” came to life when Ballet Philippines mounted Swan Lake at the CCP last February 24 to 26. “Black Swan” — which … Continue reading

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THE INCOMPARABLE SWANS IN MANILA’S BALLET SCENE

View from the Wing THE INCOMPARABLE SWANS IN MANILA’S BALLET SCENE By Pablo A. Tariman When the curtain rises for the last weekend run of Swan Lake March 4 and 5 at the CCP, Filipino balletomanes will once again call … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS IN A FAMILIAR TOWN

Feature TWO DAYS IN A FAMILIAR TOWN By Pablo A. Tariman Many things come to mind as the Catanduanes Tribune observes its 36th year. It is the only paper you turn to when you want to announce a coming concert … Continue reading

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KOREAN DIVA DONATES TALENT FEE TO HOME FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN

Concert Updates KOREAN DIVA DONATES TALENT FEE TO HOME FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN By Pablo A. Tariman Grammy-award winning Korean diva Sumi Jo said here the arts are in a better position to unite people and neutralize political tensions among the … Continue reading

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WHEN FOOLS RUSH IN

Film Notes WHEN FOOLS RUSH IN By Pablo A. Tariman The variations on love and destiny have long been over explored in cinema to the point of extreme boredom. In one film after another, characters of lead actors look for … Continue reading

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TALE OF POSSESSION IN A HIGH-RISE CONDO

Film Notes TALE OF POSSESSION IN A HIGH-RISE CONDO By Pablo A. Tariman There are many things going for “Ilawod” deftly directed by Dan Villegas. For one, it has a solid story written by award-winning writer Yvette Tan and the … Continue reading

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A YOUNG FERRANDO IN MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE’

Opera Notes A YOUNG FERRANDO IN MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE’ by Pablo A. Tariman Metro Manila’s music lovers will have a respite from the long opera drought when the MCO Foundation mounts a contemporary version of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte … Continue reading

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