GEORGE VAIL KABRISTANTE

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It seems the serious and the flamboyant side of indie filmmaking in this country won’t run out gay themes as subject matters or outright flaming gays as dramatis personae. In fact, there was a time when indie films were mostly associa­ted with pornographic gay films, which used to flood the…

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Into the clear victory of presumptive president Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte, I rang up Mocha Uson, the sing-and-dance queen who gives an extraordinary face to the Mocha Girls who had campaigned for the Davao mayor. I must confess having nurtured through the years some special connection, if not a friendship with…

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Friday last week, April 29 at the Mowelfund office at Rosario Drive, Cubao, Quezon City saw a most fitting welcome dinner affair for German Gunter Holzhue who came in straight from Nuremberg, Germany to NAIA airport. The welcome party was also an occasion for Holzhue to sign the contract of…

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The tawdry and exhilarating world of show business is reaching its most dramatic arch in which theatrics are put to good use by the candidates in their strategies, and muckraking acts against one another; others who are sure of their victory stay cool at the ringside. Not much action happening…

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While some urbane theatergoers scrambled to throw a fortune or scrape their last savings for Cameron Mackintosh’s world class “Les Misérables” at Solaire, almost on the same timeline, semi-retired UP theater honcho Alexander Cortez, Ph.D. staged his own métier at the Diliman Commune (sounds very 70s) at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero…

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In his capacity as president of Kapisanan Ng Mga Direktor Ng Pelikulang Pilipino (KDPP), director William Mayo wears more hats as board member of the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) and chairman of the film committee at the National Commission for Culture and Arts. Despite the controversial bolting out…

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Consider this dazzling blurb: “The world’s most popular musical Les Misérables is now playing in Manila for the first time. The blockbuster musical has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 44 countries, done in 22 languages and won more than 125 major awards around the world. This…

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