The platonic loves of 12 year old gay boys (Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros reviewed)

Ang pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (Philippines, 2005)
Seen: Saturday, 11th April 2009 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 100′
Director: Auraeus Solito
Cast: Nathan Lopez, J.R. Valentin, Soliman Cruz, Neil Ryan Sese, Ping Medina, Bodjie Pascua
Production House: Cinemalaya Foundation, UFO Pictures
Plot: (from imdb)
A 12-year-old gay who comes from a criminal family falls in love with a handsome policeman.

Impressions In Short
This [...]

The birth control debate in the Philippines

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WFF: My Day 4, Day 8 of the festival (Friday, 17th October)

Friday was a busy day (4 films), but a good one - no major disappointments :)
Impressions In Short
Very professionally made documentary. Some excellent interviews.
Some Details
It’s a very well-made documentary. Mainly it consists of interviews with people who were at one time or other involved with government policies to do with keeping certain information classified. There [...]

WFF: Day 1 (Friday, 10th October)

Belated post, I know :] As planned, I saw three films on Friday…
Full Battle Rattle
Impressions In Short
I thought it was excellent :) A very clever way of approaching the subject matter of the war on terror.
One of the biggest strengths of the film IMO is that it’s very difficult to suss what the directors’ opinion [...]

Warsaw Film Festival: the dilemma of what to see…

The Warsaw Film Festival starts on Friday, so it’s high time I looked into what they’re showing and choose something - a task which is not as easy as it sounds (on top of which I’m feeling a little guilty right now - I should be correcting the documentation of my degree project rather [...]