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MMFF 2015 Movie Review: Honor Thy Father starring John Lloyd Cruz

Honor Thy Father is the most controversial entry featured at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. I remember being upset when I found out this John Lloyd Cruz starer and the historical women empowerment movie Lakambini led by Lovi Poe didn’t make it to the final cut announced last June.


MMFF Awards bagged by ‘Honor Thy Father’ team

Hermano Puli backed out last October due to the lack of budget and by the time Honor Thy Father was offered a slot, the film was already screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and slated to be the opening film of CinemaOne Originals 2015. I read some press releases about that and clearly, the people behind MMFF 2015 are fully aware of the arrangements. The sudden disqualification of Honor Thy Father for the Best Picture award a day before the awards night remains a mystery.

Anyway, I’m not writing this post to update everyone with this ongoing issue (can’t keep my mouth shut) as I’m a Pinoy movie fan. I cannot say this is my personal favorite among the 8 entries, but it does deserve a recognition. This is also a ‘test’ on whether Pinoy moviegoers are open to supporting such theme.

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Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles – A Horror/Comedy Film Worth Watching!

The movie Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles is one ambitious film. For years, the people behind the project were talking about it and you can see in the film output that the hard work paid-off.

Director Erik Matti with Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles lead stars Lovi Poe and Dingdong Dantes


Last night, my friend Maire and I made it to the last full screening of Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles in Gateway Cinema. As they say, when real-life horror hunts you, better relax and watch a movie!

I am happy that a lot of moviegoers chose to watch this Filipino over the other foreign films. The cinema is almost full when we sat in our designated seats. When I saw the cast line-up, I already expected that I am about to watch a comedy-horror film… well, more on the comedy part.
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