FILIPINO FILM NEWS & UPDATES
MMFF unveils a different selection of films for this year’s mainline festival.
Mario O’Hara’s largely overlooked masterpiece, ‘Pangarap ng Puso,’ adds to our list of Unreel staff picks.
The Manunuri unveils the full list of this year’s Gawad Urian nominees.
Erik Matti’s 2004 horror film (his best horror to date!) is our film rec to those looking for a good scare this Halloween.
Kerwin Go translates a tragic true story into a frenetic comedy caper without losing the tragedy.
Vivamax’s Holy Week presentation is a bloated and incoherent occult horror lost in its existential ideas about religion and idolatry.
In Raymond Red’s acclaimed short film, the city of Manila has a head full of ghosts.
LizQuen graduates in Antoinette Jadaone’s drama about the pressures of the modern age.
The elements that made Bob Ong’s eponymous novella horrific get lost in Chito S. Roño’s pompous and flashy adaptation.
Dwein Baltazar’s new film is a thoughtful and endearing tribute to romantic love in a country that is punishingly out of order.
Lorcan Finnegan’s cathartic fable about capitalist parasitism is vivid, anguished, and nightmarish.
Prime Cruz and Jen Chaunsu depict an interesting portrait of unrequited romance through music, nostalgia, and dreams.