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Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko: A Look Into the Classical Film’s Phenomenon

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Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko is worth reliving neither because of its blockbuster success nor its well-loved cast. This film invites the audience to have a peek on a curious moment in the history of Philippine cinema – a moment when the biggest film studio is building the idea of classical films and national cinema while using its own criteria and qualifications.

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Mila: Cinema of the Masses

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By Heinrich Domingo

Mila is a timeless piece of art that leaves valuable lessons not only to its audience but to filmmakers alike. Through treating the movie viewers with utmost respect, it shows that the masses can relate and understand social issues and realities. This film is too confident on its viewers that it offers layers of complex themes and discussions in a limited span of time.

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Seklusyon: Opening Doors for Change

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By Heinrich Domingo

Seklusyon begins with an interesting story. It is set in the 1940s, with religion and mysticism luring viewers to dip into its narrative. But as it progresses, this inviting story turns into a murky narrative that engulfs the viewers to a mar of confusion and disappointment. It is a story coming in so strong but failing to land with a solid end.

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Patintero – Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo: Of Heart and Nostalgia

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By Justin Rev Ino Tamang

May laro, may laro, may laro,” yells a scrawny kid as he runs around town to announce an upcoming game of patintero. In the village of San Jose, this game means everything. Youngsters settle their disputes (no matter how trivial) by playing this game. Opposing teams lay down their terms before a match and the losing faction abides by the conditions set by the winner.

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