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Tisoy, Tisay

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Tisoy, Tisay

    FIRST FIL-AM – Darren Criss is the first Filipino-American to win a Golden Globe, best actor for a miniseries, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.” Criss dedicated his victory to his Cebuana mother. This is a good time to “revisit” other Fil-Am actors. AMBOY – Gerald Anderson, short for American Boy. […]

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F. Sionil Jose novels as movie-TV materials

    NOBEL PRIZE – If you ask this columnist, F. Sionil Jose is worthy of a Nobel Prize for literature. His many novels and short stories in English had been published abroad and translated in several languages. To name some: “The God Stealer and Other Stories,” “Viajero,” “Ermita,” “Gagamba,” “Sin,” and The Rosales Saga […]

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Int’l filmfest winners

    WINNERS ALL – For Highspeed, contributor Mel Caparas tracks down Filipino actors who won awards in international film festivals. Here they are: Allen Dizon – Best Actor, “Bomba” – 16th Dhaka IFF; Best Actor, “Sekyu” – 8th IFF Manhattan. Ian Veneracion – Best Actor, “Ilawod” – 38th Fantasporto IFF, Portugal. Ryza Cenon – […]

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Expectations in 2019

    LOOK FORWARD – What are the expectations in 2019? Let’s look forward… Local indies will continue to make waves on the international scene. While Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz remain the torch bearers in filmfests abroad, new indie names will emerge. More and more hopefuls will join talent (singing, dancing, acting) contests initiated […]

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‘Centennial Stars’

    100th YEAR – Philippine Cinema cel­ebrates its 100th year in 2019. The count started with the release in 1918 of the first all-Filipino pro­duced movie, Jose Ne­pomuceno’s “Dalagang Bukid,” starring Atang de la Rama. Highspeed suggests honoring durable stars, calling them “Centen­nial Stars.” The names that right away come to mind are those […]

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Down to earth

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Down to earth

    CLOSE TO – Sen. Cynthia Villar is one lady who’s down to earth. This the entertainment media found out at a late breakfast at Coffee Project located at the ground floor of the Villar-owned condo along Esquerra (very near Timog) in QC. Senator Villar just came from an event held in Rizal town, […]

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