GEORGE VAIL KABRISTANTE

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Some enlightened friends of mine in what used to be the milieu of mainstream moviemaking—from actors to filmmakers and movie reporters—have the opinion that it was such a mockery to ascribe the word “hero” to the late Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and his wife Cory, respectively for his assassination and her…

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King of Talk Boy Abunda once said cheerfully among a gathering of friends that the field of showbiz is so wide to accommodate everyone. That it’s anybody’s ball game to get there, but to clinch it in the way of a “sui generis” as he had is a different thing…

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Join me for a carnivalesque throwback, an aftermath of Jaclyn Jose’s having won the Best Actress at Cannes and daughter Andi Eigenmann’s capturing the “best dressed” entitlement waiting yet for some reckoning, to get us into the rapture of things behind those glorious moments when the scenes flashed out to…

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Late last week I received a text message from Jackie Aquino, which was forwarded to me by director Joel Apuyan from his turf at Mowelfund. Jackie’s text read: “Please pray for Director Brother Emmanuel “Maning” Borlaza who is down to 98 lbs. He only takes in like 3 spoons of…

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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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