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 […]
December 2015. I land in Singapore a little past midnight and recognize nothing. The last time I was here was also the first time I was here. That was twenty years ago. Of course, everything had changed. I don’t think I’d recognize the person I was back then anymore either. He was flying out of the country for the first time, a poor boy doing rich boy things […]
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, […]
The medium, the messageDenis Villeneuve's Arrival is an oddity of a major Hollywood production: a science fiction film boasting the latest special effects where the effects are at best incidental, a pooling together of men and material resources intent on promoting spiritual (immaterial?) and temporal transcendence to its audience.The first half is argu […]
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 […]