Coming Up in July

  • This week, we will run a feature about the films of Mario O’Hara, a prominent Filipino director who sadly passed away recently. In particular, we would be writing about Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, and his two  collaborations with Lino Brocka, Insiang and Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang.
  • Another important figure in film who passed away is Nora Ephron. We will also be revisiting some of her films, such as Silkwood, You’ve Got Mail and Julie and Julia.In the meantime, you can answer our July poll on what your favorite Nora Ephron romantic comedy is. 
  • We will be covering this year’s Cinemalaya Festival, which will run from July 20-29. We will *try* to write reviews for all fifteen full-length films, and we will also have a roundtable discussion about this year’s festival. Some of the best local films come out of this annual event, so we’re all looking forward to it. The festival’s website is at,  although the site isn’t updated yet. I’m sure it’ll be refreshed soon though.
  • A big thanks to all who read the entries in our Spotlight 1978 series. It was enjoyable for us to revisit and write about those films, so I hope you guys did too. You can check them out by clicking the picture below:
  • The results of our June poll! We asked you what your favorite 1978 Best Picture film was, and 64% of you answered The Deer Hunter. I guess there really was a time when the Academy got it right. Heaven Can Wait came second at 14%, while Coming Home, Midnight Express and An Unmarried Woman all finished at 7%.
  • That’s it, we will continue to write reviews of movies that are coming up, such as Magic Mike and the much anticipated The Dark Knight Rises. We hope to have you on board this month, and don’t forget to leave a comment.

– Vinny

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