Can Pinoy films ever win a top Oscar? (2)

February 20, 2020
"I really, really, really want to thank our Korean film audience, our moviegoers, who have been really supporting our movies and never hesitated to give us straightforward opinion on what they like in the movies," she said. "That made us really never to be complacent and to keep pushing – the directors, the creators – to keep pushing the envelope."

Can Pinoy films ever win a top Oscar?

February 19, 2020
The amazing success of Parasite which also won three other major awards – for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film (formerly known as Best Foreign Language Film) – was truly phenomenal and it has all the ingredients of a great film. Moviegoers wouldn’t feel sorry for spending time and money on it.

A potent mix that should be destroyed

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Archie Gamboa for the record will become the country’s first top cop to really demand an honest-to-goodness campaign against illegal ‘video-karera’ machines which for decades now have proliferated in Metro Manila and other parts of the country but is now the target of a police ‘search-and-destroy’ operation amid their association with illegal drugs.

Evaluating budgets

February 18, 2020
Budget evaluation and financial planning is a tedious human exercise; it can never be replaced with machines no matter how modern or state-of-the art the technology applied.

A bad experience with the MPD-Ermita Police

LAST Friday, I and my companions were cruising along Roxas Boulevard when, upon reaching the stoplight at the corner of T.M. Kalaw near the Museo Pambata, a young man — definitely no longer a minor -- approached our vehicle, sprayed it with soapy water and went on to wipe it, despite us signalling him beforehand not to go on with it, since our car had diamond gloss and soap dripping from the window will damage the gloss.