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Inside the Cinema: Sonny Calvento on Making Sundance History, the Local Film Industry in Peril, and the Need New Voices in Storytelling
Pauline Nacar | March 25, 2021

What is the role of film and storytelling in society? The critically-acclaimed director and producer Sonny Calvento, behind the first-ever Filipino short film showcased at the Sundance International Film Festival’s main program, ponders the question and more as he gives us a peek into his constantly moving mind, and the comings and goings of the industry’s unending exploration.

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‘Love Alarm’: Inside its Promised Upgrades and a Ringing Focus On Complex Choices and Consequences
Pauline Nacar | March 17, 2021

Netflix original K-Drama, Love Alarm, is back for its second season. Fans of the series are eager to know if we’re finally getting the answer we’re all waiting for: Who will Kim Jo-jo choose?

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How the Beloved ‘Best Friends to Lovers’ Trope Gains New Light in BL Series ‘Ben X Jim’
Pauline Nacar | March 6, 2021

Produced by Regal Entertainment, “Ben X Jim” is a Filipino boy’s love web series that follows two childhood friends as they explore their growing feelings for one another backdropped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Gay, Fearless, and Exciting’—Brigiding Teases a Peek Into Her Enchanting Queendom
Pauline Nacar | February 24, 2021

No pandemic or virtual disconnection will get in the way of this Drag Queen from dressing to the nines and showing her audience a performance of a lifetime. Once again, Brigiding proves that what a queen wants, a queen gets.

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See How this Young Executive Pushes Filipino Creative Power to the Global Music Industry
Rank Magazine | January 22, 2021

In the global music industry, young Filipino, John Vincent Salcedo, is making himself heard–inspiring others to find their truthful sound. At just 28 years old, Salcedo is one of the youngest, not to mention, the only Filipino Vice President of Digital Marketing at Columbia Records, one of the biggest American record labels owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

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These Stories Show that Technology & Social Media, When Used for Good, Make an Even Greater Impact
Rank Magazine | June 9, 2020

In the face of the new normal, doing good has gone more digital. In the time of uncertainty and anxiety brought by the global pandemic, people have been showing their support for the country’s health workers by using social media to raise funds for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks, face shields and hazmat suits.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dissecting YCC’s Historic Best Film Citation for Thop Nazareno’s ‘Edward’
Leo Balante | May 21, 2020

In a historic first, movie critics group Young Critics Circle Film Desk hailed Thop Nazareno’s ‘Edward’ as the best film of 2019. This serves as the first time in the group’s 30-year-tradition to announce their annual citations online, given the pressing situation brought by the global pandemic. But more than just a film that talks about the harsh realities of the country’s healthcare system, we talked to the YCC and the film’s director on why ‘Edward’ is worth the second look.

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Behind the Gilded Curtain: ‘Hollywood’ Creators Talk Representation and Revisionist History
Rank Magazine | May 4, 2020

In a conversation with series creators, Murphy, Brennan, and Mock, share what the ‘Hollywood’ represents and why this glorious rewrite is as relevant as ever.

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Deconstructing the Hero: The Creative Journey of Netflix Film ‘Extraction’ Explained
Rank Magazine | April 27, 2020

Following its highly-anticipated release, the reunion of Chris Hemsworth with the Russo Brothers gained ground via the riveting action flick, Extraction, housed at the streaming powerhouse Netflix.

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Cinemalaya Best Film ‘John Denver Trending’ is Getting an iWant Release on April 25
Leo Balante | April 23, 2020

The most awarded film of the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, John Denver Trending, is getting a national release via the streaming platform iWant starting this Saturday, April 25.

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