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Fledgling actors shine brightest at CineFilipino Film Festival

NEWBIE actors clinched the top acting plums at the first CineFilipino Film Festival held Sunday at the Genting Club of Resorts World Manila. Thirteen-year-old Teri Malvar edged out veteran actress Nora Aunor (“Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti”) in winning the Best Actress award for her performance as a young lesbian in Sigrid Andra P. Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita.” Incoming... 

Cinemalaya winners are making waves

BIG WINNERS — The two big winners of Cinemalaya are making waves. They are “Transit” (New Breed) and “Sana Dati” (Directors Showcase). Directed by Hannah Espia, “Transit” has been chosen the Philippine entry to next year’s Oscars, foreign-language film category. “Transit” stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Pen Medina, Mercedes Cabral, Marc Justine... 

Barbie pangarap maging scriptwriter at direktor

LAST airing na bukas ng “AnnaKareNina” at malalaman na kung sino ang tunay na Annakarenina. Three months ito sa ere at ani Barbie Forteza, mami-miss niya ang direktor nilang si Gina Alajar. Kuwela raw kasi ito at parang nanay nila sa set.  Read More »

Guy nag-ukay-ukay

Ongoing ang Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival- All Masters Edition.Nagsimula ito noong September 11 at matatapos sa September 17. Susundan ito ng Cine Filipino Film Festival na magsisimula sa September 18 hanggang 24 .  Read More »

Nora is YCC’s Best Performer for ‘Thy Womb’

VETERAN actress Nora Aunor was named Best Performer by the Young Critics Circle (YCC) for her performance in the independent film “Thy Womb.” During the awards ceremony held at the Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines Diliman, Aunor said she still gets overwhelmed that a lot of award-giving bodies recognize her passion for acting.  Read More »

Books on stars and directors

BIOGRAPHIES – In my small library are books on movie stars and directors, the latest of which is the biography of Mona Lisa written by her granddaughter Celine Beatrice Fabie. Include the bios of Carmen Rosales penned by Manny Fernandez; of Rudy Fernandez by sister Marie Fernandez; Dolphy by Bibeth Orteza. Mary Prieto (aka Yolanda Marquez) wrote her own life story. Incoming search terms:ricky monfort... 

Nora Aunor scores 4th int’l award for ‘Thy Womb’ role

NORA Aunor has once again scored an international award, her fourth for her role as a Badjao midwife in the Brillante Mendoza film “Thy Womb,” this time from a film festival in Russia. The 60-year-old showbiz veteran was named Best Actress at the 3rd Sakhalin International Film Festival, which was held starting Aug. 23 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.  Read More »

Showbiz rivalry, then and now

GUY AND VI – At a recent presscon, while waiting for the arrival of stars, the writers discussed showbiz rivalry and Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos right away came to mind. Understandable, after all the Guy-Vi competition started in the early ’70s and is still going on to date. The rabid fans still resort to name-calling, but then more mature followers speak of healthy and mature competition, as Guy... 

Vi still waiting for script for film with Nora

VETERAN actress Vilma Santos insisted that she is open to working with rival Nora Aunor in a movie and is just waiting for the script for the proposed project. “Kung mabibigyan kami ng magandang script, I don’t think magiging problema yun,” she told entertainment website Pep.ph in an interview.  Read More »

Vilma Santos is ‘maindie queen’

‘MAINDIE QUEEN’ –Aside from being “Star for All Seasons,” Vilma Santos may well be billed “maindie quee.” “Maindie” as in mainstreams and independent. Which her current starrers, “Ekstra,” is. Which combines the elements and traits of mainstream and independent cinema. Incoming search terms:nora aunor and vilma santos who gets top billing (1)  Read More »