by Heinrich Domingo
The Breakup Playlist exhibits the journey of Philippine Cinema – struggling between looking for what is financially stable and striving for an outstanding content.
We wish to spare you from the discussion of film criticism or lectures of the history of Philippine cinema, yet, we cannot help but see this Star Cinema’s newest as an ideal piece for deconstruction and rationalization.
At the big screen, we see the marriage of two worlds – that of the independent film and of the mainstream media. On one side, The Breakup Playlist was released by Star Cinema, the country’s largest motion picture company. On the other hand, it was directed by Dan Villegas (best known for his low-budget yet award-winning English Only Please) and written by Antoinette Jadaone (debuted on her trending That Thing Called Tadhana) both of whom started in the world of Independent Philippine Cinema.