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Part #4: West Side Story (1961, Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins)

I was in London for a cover shoot a couple of years ago and had a few hours to spare before my flight back to Manila. 2,422 more words

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Part #3: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, David Lean)

1957 is an extremely strong year in film history. Although I’ve only seen around 18 movies from that particular year, most of them are very good. 2,000 more words

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Part #2: The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson)

I was around nine years old when the first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, hit theaters. At the time I was living in Vietnam, which didn’t get big Hollywood blockbusters at the local theater. 2,422 more words

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Part #1: Gladiator (2000, Ridley Scott)

This whole idea of starting a challenge like this began when I received Gladiator in the mail from a very reliable blu-ray supplier on Facebook named Blu-Ray Philippines. 1,697 more words

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2017 will definitely go down as perhaps the most unpredictable Oscar race since the Best Picture nominees expanded in 2009. Across the board, several categories remain up in the air. 6,409 more words

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Special TFO Awards: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2017 Edition - NOMINEES

Life event: this is the first local film festival where I’ve watched ALL of the entries. That’s a remarkable achievement for me.

Now, here’s my take on the best of the festival in all sixteen categories: … 434 more words

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