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Making Mendoza, Diaz more audience-friendly

Yes, that’s the well meaning suggestion of showbiz people who admire the country’s two international directors: Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz.

PH cinema’s banner year

2016 is a banner year for Philippine cinema, indies in particular. Independently produced films gave honors to the country on the international scene.

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Movie queens of the ’50s

The ’50s were the second golden years of Philippines cinema. Think of such great directors as Bert Avellana, Gerry de Leon, Eddie Romero, Manuel Conde, all later named National Artists.

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When PH ruled Asian cinema

The ’50s (up to the early ’60s) is called the second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema, the first being the ’30s and the third the ’70s.

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