Ang kuto (pediculus humanus capitis), ayon sa Wikipedia, ay isang “obligate ectoparasite” sa ulo ng tao. Wala itong pakpak pero may pekpek ang babaeng kuto. Buong buhay ng kuto ay sinasayang sa pananatili sa anit ng mga taong di batid ang halaga ng araw-araw na paliligo. Ngunit kung pag-upo sa sinehan ay mangati ang bayag o singit mo, sigurado hindi kuto sa ulo ang nakadale sa ‘yo.
Dagsin (Atom Magadia) It’s understandable to frown upon Dagsin. It is the kind of drama that makes it a point to explain, piling details on the already heavy background of its lead character. It is never subtle: its first shot is of the books of Kant, Camus, and Kierkegaard — a forthright sign of its inclination […]
Almost three years ago, I dragged myself out of the soft bed at the Hotel Palacky in Karlovy Vary earlier than I should have and, without sufficient doses of coffee, took in a late morning screening of James Benning’s natural history, and left the cinema famished but giddy with what has by now become a familiar sensation of uplift.Like every Benning film I […]
Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys: From Broadway Blockbuster to Boilerplate BiopicThe road from stage to screen is almost always paved with good, although still commercial, intentions. Cinema, with its countless manners of reaching to an audience, will always be the best medium to reach the masses. Good intentions notwithstanding, films based on stage plays, […]
Choose again I remember the experience of seeing Trainspotting for the first time --the drugs; the impenetrable accent; the band of bent-over addicts posed against the highlands as if they were the world's coolest band; The Worst Toilet in Scotland; the baby crawling on the ceiling. It was a high high, never mind the grim message that heroin addiction […]
Turn It Well Artist: Up Dharma Down Director: Caloy Soliongco Cast: Paul Diaz, Dee Jae Paeste, Gino Jose, Martin Antunez, Haizel Fernando 2012 I love Up Dharma Down. I love their music, and in their latest video, “Turn It Well,” I love Armi Millare’s mannish get-up and cropped hair paired with pokpok-red lipstick and nails. […]
If you are looking for reviews by Northern Portrait, then hop over to his new film blog at cineastefilipinas.blogspot.com . His reviews are still suave and well-written as ever.I’ll also jump ship soon as this film blog was originally a collaborative project with my cousin Northern Portrait. I just waited for Cinemalaya 2011 to end its fantastic run at CCP.T […]