Mitolohiya ang sagot ng tao sa mga bagay na hindi nya maintindihan. Kasal ng tikbalang para sa nagsasabay na araw at ulan. Tiyanak para sa mataas na infant mortality rate sa bansang pangit ang health care system. Santelmo para sa mga nawawala sa liblib na lugar na di pa inabot ng kuryente at maayos na daan. Sa dokumentaryong Aswang, ginamit ang mito ng aswang upang ipa-intindi ang tila-piksyonal na kalagayan ng Pilipinas. Naging gabay ang metapora ng aswang upang maarok ng manonood ang karumal-dumal na danas ng mga Pilipino sa rehimeng Duterte.Continue reading
We have seen the surge of women in lead, even titular, roles in the recent years. In a way, they are a sign of progress for women inclusion in the field of cinema.
Meanwhile, it is essential to examine further how women, much like other vulnerable sectors of society, are depicted in films. Is their inclusion in cinema empowering? Is the use of their image revolutionary? Does the cinematic work support the plight of women?
In this video essay, we look at how Bliss uses the image of a woman in a psycho-thriller narrative. Particularly, we discuss how the film depicts a woman as a protagonist while also silences her and deems her helpless.
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.
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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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.