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THE COMING OF AGE OF KHALIL RAMOS

Film Notes THE COMING OF AGE OF KHALIL RAMOS By Pablo A. Tariman At 21, Khalil Ramos carries a certain sensibility so rare for aspiring young stars his age. He knows he has a lot more to learn and absorb, … Continue reading

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG POET IN THE SHADOW OF MT. ARAYAT

Film Notes PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG POET IN THE SHADOW OF MT. ARAYAT By Pablo A. Tariman On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon with a hint of rain, one was not ready to see pure love and young love narrated from … Continue reading

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COCO MARTIN ON THE 500TH EPISODE OF ‘FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO’

TV Notes COCO MARTIN ON THE 500TH EPISODE OF ‘FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO’ By Pablo A. Tariman Thursday last week, Coco Martin celebrated 100 weeks of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano by visiting wounded soldiers at the V. Luna Hospital and distributing gifts … Continue reading

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GERALD ANDERSON ON THE MAKING OF ‘AWOL’

Film Notes GERALD ANDERSON ON THE MAKING OF ‘AWOL’ By Pablo A. Tariman In this noonday encounter, Gerald Anderson is in high spirits and full of high hopes for his latest film, “AWOL” which is an entry in the forthcoming … Continue reading

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THE INNER VOICE OF PRIME CRUZ

Film Notes THE INNER VOICE OF PRIME CRUZ by Pablo A. Tariman “Sleepless” is a highly revealing film from a young director with an inner voice all his own. The film unfolds quietly, the transitions have minimal use for music … Continue reading

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CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC AT ASEAN

View From the Wing CLASSICAL GUITAR MUSIC AT ASEAN By Pablo A. Tariman It is quite gratifying to know that classical music and classical musicians remain in good use during gatherings of heads of states and parliamentarians. In the last … Continue reading

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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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