MMFF film “Oro,” which tells the fictionalized story of small-scale miners massacred in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, is a tale of greed, helplessness, and corruption. As the MMFF season draws to a close, the film has sparked a debate over a graphic dog k...
This year’s best music is dominated by electronic, hip hop, and R&B acts that reinvent and push genre boundaries. A filmmaker known for his lovingly crafted music lists gives his top album picks for 2016.
It has been an unprecedented year for Philippine cinema, and to understand its vastness and complexity, says film critic Richard Bolisay, requires more than a year-end list. But if only to encourage more people to watch and discuss local movies — especially this MMFF season — here are some of this year’s best Filipino films.
This year has faced a flourishing of local electronic acts of all forms and genres. Analog and digital approaches to making music as well as divisions among music scenes converge, and new sounds rise anew. Here are the top 10 Filipino albums of 2016.
This year’s revamped Metro Manila Film Festival holds a promise to showcase burgeoning talent as well as deliver quality films with substantial stories. Here, a review of four of its entries: “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2,” “Seklusyon,” “Saving Sally,” and “Kabisera.”