GEORGE VAIL KABRISTANTE

Chinkee Tan

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There is a common notion in show business that movie reporters stay far longer than movie stars who come and go like sparkling meteorites falling off from heaven in their most unguarded moment at the drop of a hat. At the height of mainstream moviemaking, stars and reporters broke bread…

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With the overwhelming endorsement of the Filipino people for President Rodrigo Duterte, cans of worms in a manner of speaking from all sectors of society – particularly in the arts and culture in various guises and persuasions – have been brought out to the open. Whether well-meaning or morally skewed…

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Boy bands dominated the music industry overseas in the late ‘80s has seen a feverish resurgence in the last few years with One Direction, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On the Block, etc. The craze reached our shores, but up to the present time, not a single…

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The heat continues to rise as Philippine moviedom pins high hopes for the nth time via Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ Rosa—the country’s official entry to the 2017 Oscars Foreign Language category. Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) director general Leo Martinez said that lobbying alone at the Oscars would cost a…

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In the ’50s Sampaguita, Premiere, LVN and Lebran were the only movie production outfits considered as mainstream. Except for some notable outputs, movies churned out at the time were formulaic tearjerkers, slapstick, song-and-dance capers and coarse memes of Western action flicks. When these outfits declined in production and patronage, independent…

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Multifaceted theater and film artist Dennis Marasigan mentioned several people who participated in the plays of Dulaang UP (University of the Philippines) in its tradition to invite professional actors to work with students—Barbara Perez, Vic Vargas, Mario O’Hara, Angie Ferro, Laurice Guillen, Cesar Montano, Lou Veloso, Ray Ventura, Pen Medina,…

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In retrospect, the death of the King of Action Movies Fernando Poe, Jr. dramatically sealed the end of the so-called mainstream movie industry. The changing of the guards saw ABS-CBN leading by a mile in showcasing on TV well-crafted, long-running soap operas now popularly called teleseryes that had the glossy…

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As the cliché goes, director Arlyn Dela Cruz’s reputation precedes her. The hard-hitting journalist-turned-film director, who was once a segment production for the late Inday Badiday’s iconic talk show See-True, hugged headlines in 2002 when she was hostage by the Abu Sayyaf for 98 days in Sulu while on coverage.…

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