Bong Joon Ho, ‘Parasite’ Make Global Cinematic History with Game-Changing Oscars Wins
Written by: Leo Balante || February 10, 2020

Parasite today, made cinematic history after sweeping major category wins at the 2020 Academy Awards, that ultimately got attendees at the Dolby Theater and the rest of the world leaping to their feet–celebrating unprecedented victories in the Academy’s 92-year history.

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Will ‘Parasite’ Make Oscars History with a Best Picture Win?
Written by: Leo Balante || February 8, 2020

We are just hours away from seeing this year’s Oscars race come to an end and it has boiled down to two of 2019’s most talked about front runners to bring their campaigns to a glorious finish today, February 9, at the most anticipated awards show in the world.

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Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019: Rediscovering the Self in Andoy Ranay’s ‘Open’
Written by: Leo Balante || September 20, 2019

Black Sheep’s romance drama, Open, stars Arci Munoz and JC Santos in a compelling narrative of a modern-day relationship. A review of Andoy Ranay’s entry for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

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Review: Finding Good Company in Upstart Production’s Staging of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”
Written by: Leo Balante || September 19, 2019

‘Company’, the 1970 Broadway classic by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth makes its way back in Manila through Upstart Productions. Here’s the full review.

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Theater Review: Why ‘Rak of Aegis’ Continues to Triumph as an Important Achievement in Filipino Theater
Written by: Leo Balante || September 13, 2019

Theater review for the seventh season run of PETA’s Rak of Aegis.

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James Reid, Narez La Fuego, and The Island City Manifesto
Written by: Leo Balante || September 6, 2019

James Reid continues his stride in not just celebrating but elevating the local music scene with the continuing success of artist collective, Careless Music Manila. With Narez La Fuego joining this cause, we talk to the young creative powerhouses as they flex their musical geniuses and break ground for Island City PH, a multimedia platform by artists, for artists.

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Bask in this Tasty Local Modern Twist on National Banana Pudding Day
Written by: Leo Balante || August 21, 2019

Go nuts over this special anniversary treat from M Bakery.

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Review: ‘Dani Girl’ is a Whimsical, Heartwarming Ride
Written by: Leo Balante || August 16, 2019

In its fifth anniversary, premier theater production company, The Sandbox Collective, goes full circle by bringing back a career-building offering that undoubtedly solidified its place in the theater scene.

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‘John Denver Trending’ is 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival’s Runaway Success
Written by: Leo Balante || August 12, 2019

John Denver Trending took home most of the major awards at the recently-concluded Awards’ Night of Cinemalaya 2019 held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater closing the pioneering festival’s 15th year celebration.

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The Psychology of a Good Working Space: How this Co-Working Space Inspires Creativity and Productivity
Written by: Leo Balante || July 29, 2019

This culture of innovation and collaboration fueled the birth of premier co-working space, Work/With. Nestled at the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, this thriving space has opened its doors to professionals and business operators, banking on a mission of creating a modern, forward-thinking space that inspires creativity and productivity.

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