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Indies’ golden years – 2

As earlier noted, Philippine cinema is witnessing the golden years of indies. This is the second part on indie films which won honors abroad last year – as listed down by Highspeed contributor Mel Caparas.

Philippine cinema is witnessing the golden years of indies. Proof positive is the international acclaim indie films, directors, and actors are reaping in both major and minor cinema events.

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Int’l beauty achievers – 1

The Miss Universe fever “infects” the whole country as the finals and coronation near, Jan. 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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The Filipino word last year was “fotobam,” something or someone that intrudes and ruins a photograph. Think of that high-rise condo at the back of the Rizal monument in Luneta.

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‘Sunday Beauty Queen,’ ‘Seklusyon,’ Ballesteros top 2016 MMFF awards

“Sunday Beauty Queen,” a documentary film that shows Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong finding fulfillment in beauty pageants, was named Best Picture at the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival held at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City last Thursday night.

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Words of the year

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For Oxford, it’s “post-truth,” meaning objective facts are far less influential than appeals to emotion. People continue to be superstitious and prone to prejudice (and pride) instead of sticking to the truth.

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