More commentaries with regards to the recently concluded Metro Manila Filmfest:
Memo to RP movies: Back to basics, please
By Gibbs Cadiz
Inquirer News Service
THE ENTRIES may have been raised to eight, and the movies just as noisily hyped, but it's safe to say that the just-concluded Metro Manila Film Festival was the weakest, quality-wise, in recent memory.
Of the five we managed to watch, four stood out-but for all the wrong reasons. They were striking illustrations of what is wrong, and basically so infuriating, about mainstream Filipino movies today: their unrealism, artifice and lack of plausibility. (con't...)
I now rest my case.