Counting Planes: ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ Review

I first visited Hong Kong in 1996. My relatives there are relatively well-off, ensuring all I've heard are stories of how great it is to live there. I was 11: naive in many ways to the world, and most especially the plight of so many Filipinos living as domestic helpers. The day we were set to…

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Holy Sh*t The Smaller and Smaller Circles Movie is a Thing!

I loved F.H. Batacan's novella Smaller and Smaller Circles so damned much I read it several times. I pimped it to everyone I knew, and I even taught it in my Literature 13 class. And now they're making a movie. The Smaller and Smaller Circles Movie is going to be directed by Raya Martin, best known for his films Autohystoria (2007), Independencia (2009), and La…

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[OPINION] Let’s Talk About MMFF 2015

Maybe some of you have not heard about this yet, but our Congress approved a motion to abolish all MMFF committees due to alleged irregularities a couple of days back. The buzz over MMFF 2015 the matter has been pretty quiet outside of certain online circles, and local news outlets – dominated, as they have…

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