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More Christmas wishes

More Christmas wishes

Another hit for Sharon Cuneta in the tradition of “Unexpectedly Yours.” Ditto Aga Muhlach who made a triumphant comeback in “Seven Sundays.”

Four outstanding active directors

National Artists – Gerry de Leon, Bert Avellana, Eddie Romero, Manuel Conde, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal.

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

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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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