Binging During Quarantine: Hulihin si Tiagong Akyat
In honor of the recent demise of former Senator Ramon Revilla, Sr., the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) selected one of the many classics of the “Hari ng Agimat” for the Binging During Quarantine weekly movie review. Through “Hulihin si Tiagong Akyat,” which Revilla produced under his company Imus Productions, Inc., the screen legend earned his FAMAS Best Actor Award in 1974.
Binging During Quarantine: Pamilya Ordinaryo
This week’s Binging During Quarantine review is Eduardo Roy Jr.’s 2016 film Pamilya Ordinaryo which was recently made available on Netflix for streaming. Upon its release, Pamilya Ordinaryo received critical praise and won numerous awards, from local and international film festivals alike. The film participated in FDCP’s Cine Lokal 2017 and also screened at the 2016 edition of the Cinemalaya Film Festival and Venice Film Festival among others.
Binging During Quarantine: The PreNup
The unexpected love story of Wendy (Jennylyn Mercado) and Sean (Sam Milby) gets complicated when their families interfere, demanding that they sign a prenuptial agreement that's more than 200 pages long. Sean's wealthy family wants to make sure that Wendy is not after their riches while Wendy's humble family sets conditions to make a stand against the rich who think they are superior over those who have less in life.
Binging During Quarantine: Ang Babae sa Septic Tank
For this edition of Binging During Quarantine, we have chosen Marlon Rivera’s 2011 satirical comedy film Ang Babae sa Septic Tank. Upon its release, the film broke box office records at the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and became the highest-grossing independent film in Philippine Cinema until 2015’s That Thing Called Tadhana. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank was nominated and won various awards including “Best Picture,” “Best Director,” “Best Screenplay” and “Best Performance of an Actress” at the 7th Cinemalaya Film Festival as well as “Best Director,” “Best Film,” “Best Screenplay,” and “Best Actress” at the 10th Gawad TANGLAW awards. Since it’s release, it spawned a sequel feature film Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: ForeverIsNotEnough as well as a third installment in TV series form Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3.
Binging During Quarantine: Adela
In honor of the recent passing of veteran actress Anita Linda, we have chosen to binge on her award-winning 2008 film, Adela. Anita Linda received praise for her starring role in this film, and received Best Actress nominations and victories at the Cinemanila International Film Festival, Gawad Tanglaw Awards, and the Young Critics Circle Awards. Adela was just one of the many acclaimed films in Anita Linda’s wide and breathtaking oeuvre that spanned 8 decades and featured films such as Circa (2019), Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa (1974), Lola (2009), and Sister Stella L (1984).
Binging During Quarantine: Blue Bustamante
This Cinema One Originals entry is a touching tale that takes audiences down memory lane. A winner of the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival Award for Best Production Design, "Blue Bustamante" brings viewers to the fascinating world of the super sentai series which produces children’s shows and films that have vibrant special effects and live action figures.
Binging During Quarantine: Luck at First Sight
In the name of good fortune, some people rely on a four-leaf clover, a rabbit’s tail, rituals, invocations, superstitions, lucky charms, auspicious colors, or propitious numbers. Others even pin their hopes on a life charm who has to be by their side in order to attract success and activate prosperity. But do these things really work?
Binging During Quarantine: Dear Other Self
Last week, the Binging During Quarantine series of the Film Development Council of the Philippines featured "I'm Drunk, I Love You." which highlights the province of La Union, dubbed as the Surfing Capital of the North. For this week, our featured film captures a Southeast Asian destination that is widely described as amazing.
Binging During Quarantine: I'm Drunk, I Love You.
TIME CHECK: Are you happy with what you have right now? Are you satisfied with your achievements? Do you have feelings that you want to let out? Are you willing to settle to get the love you've been yearning for? These are just some of the questions that "I'm Drunk, I Love You." (IDILY) throws at you within its almost two-hour run.
Binging During Quarantine: Quarantimes Regional Short Films
Here is another binge-watch list of short films for the Binging During Quarantine series of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Last week, we tackled the Vimeo playlist of animated shorts by the Philippine Animation Workers Association. This time, we are featuring some regional shorts that are posted or shared by the Quarantimes: Short Films from the Regions Facebook page. Cineastes will be treated to a wide array of short films on the Quarantimes page, each with a distinct local color.