12 items from 2013
The bond between people and their dogs has inspired many movies. Among the best of them is the Filipino import Bwakaw, a gentle and well-crafted film that was a great way to start Polari's final day. Only a handful of people attended the screening, but what else would we expect at 11 am on a stunning fall Sunday? For a film festival, the only thing worse than bad weather is perfect weather.
The Filipino entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards, Bwakaw is an insightful and touching story about growing old. The titular Bwakaw is a slightly scraggly pooch who belongs to Rene (Eddie Garcia), a grumpy gay septuagenarian who came out late in life and thinks Bwakaw is the only company he needs in his small Filipino town. The ailing Rene has decided it's too late in life for love or companionship and spends his days waiting »
- Don Clinchy
Watch a new clip from NBC's Law & Order: Svu where squad discusses that they should take a closer look at the mayoral frontrunner in the episode which airs October 23rd episode which airs at 9:00 p.m. When Ada Barba’s (Raúl Esparza) childhood friend, Eddie Garcia (guest star Kirk Acevedo), is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner Alex Muñoz (guest star Vincent Laresca) puts the campaign in jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro (Danny Pino) and the Svu team wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Detective Olivia Benson) »
Rene (Eddie Garcia) is a curmudgeonly old man who has lived by himself ever since his mother died. His perpetual state of irritability seems to stem from the fact that Rene did not come out as gay until he was 60 years old and he has never had a romantic relationship with a man. Though some townspeople try to be nice to Rene, his only true friend is his dog, Bwakaw. But even Bwakaw is kept at arm's length by Rene; even though he speaks to Bwakaw like a human friend, we rarely see Rene touch Bwakaw and the dog is never allowed into his house. »
- Don Simpson
A bit of a disappointment after last year’s excellent “Bwakaw,” Filipino writer-director Jun Robles Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” is a solid enough but less inspired rural character study set amid the political turmoil of Ferdinand Marcos’ second presidential term. Eugene Domingo goes the stoic-suffering route as a grieving barber’s widow pulled into helping rebel forces even as she gets equally unexpected entree to the mayor’s home. While handled with restraint, the pic teeters into more familiar melodramatic territory than “Bwakaw” did, which may translate into better B.O. returns at home but also less international visibility.
Marilou (Domingo) is treated more like a servant than a spouse by husband Jose (Daniel Fernando); childless since the death of their only offspring years ago, they’re a cheerless couple. When Jose abruptly dies in his sleep, Marilou assumes she’ll have to move to a city and become a housemaid. »
- Dennis Harvey
New Law And Order Svu season 15,episode 6 dramatic spoilers & clips hit the net. Last night,NBC dropped the new spoilers and sneak peek/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 6 of season 15. The episode is entitled, "October Surprise," and it appears to be very drama-filled and interesting as a huge sexting scandal will cause all kinds of issues from within the Svu team, and more. In the new "October Surprise" episode, accusations of sexual misconduct are going to threaten to ruin a New York Mayoral candidate's campaign. When Ada Barba’s childhood friend, Eddie Garcia (guest star Kirk Acevedo), is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner ,Alex Muñoz (guest star Vincent Laresca), will put the campaign in serious jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro and the Svu team are going to wonder if Barba can »
New Law And Order Svu season 15,episode 6 official spoilers,plotline revealed by NBC. Recently, NBC delivered the new ,official spoilers/synopsis for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 6 of season 15. The episode is entitled, "October Surprise," and it sounds like it will be quite intense and drama-filled as sexual misconduct accusations will cause big problems for an important campaign, and more. In the new,6th episode press release: Accusations of sexual misconduct will up, threatening to ruin a New York Mayoral candidate's campaign. When Ada Barba’s childhood friend, Eddie Garcia (guest star Kirk Acevedo), is arrested for attempted rape, his connection to mayoral frontrunner ,Alex Muñoz (guest star Vincent Laresca), will put the campaign in jeopardy. But when an undercover investigation uncovers further misconduct by Muñoz himself, Detective Amaro and the Svu team are going to wonder if Barba can put aside personal feelings to prosecute the men he used to idolize. »
Mystery by Lou Ye was adjudged the best film at the Asian Film Awards at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The film also got the best newcomer award for Qi Xi, and best screenwriting award for its writers Mei Feng, Yu Fan, and Lou Ye. Kitano Takeshi from Japan won the best director honor for Outrage Beyond. Nora Aunor got the best actress award for Thy Womb and 87-year-old Eddie Garcia was adjudged the best actor for Bwakaw. Read More »
The controversial Chinese film Mystery has taken top prize at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. The thriller, which ran into trouble with the censors in its home country for both its violent content and its criticism of capitalism, also saw the Best Newcomer award go to its star Qi Xi. Meanwhile, both lead acting awards were won by Filipinos - Eddie Garcia for Bwakaw and Nora Aunor for Thy Womb.
This was the seventh annual ceremony with films selected from different areas of Asia, and it was the first not to be dominated by South Korea, which didn't win a single prize. Best Director went to Japan's Takeshi Kitano for yakuza drama Outrage Beyond and Japan also won in the Best Supporting actress categoty, with Makiko Watanabe commended for her work in Capturing Dad. Nawazuddin Siddiqui took the Best Supporting Actor gong home to India for Talaash: The Answer. »
- Jennie Kermode
Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the Best Supporting Actor for Talaash at the 7th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on Monday. The other nominees for this award were: Ha Jung-woo for Nameless Gangster: Rule of the Time (South Korea), Kase Ryo for Like Someone in Love (Japan/France/Iran), Chapman To for Diva (Mainland China/Hong Kong) and Rhydian Vaughan for Gf*Bf (Taiwan).
Pritam Chakraborty won the Best Composer for Barfi!.
Chinese psychological drama Mystery took home the awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay. The Best Director award went to Japan’s Takeshi Kitano for Outrage Beyond.
The announcement of the Asian Movie Awards has just been released with some big films and actors going against against each other to win the big awards. Some of these include Drug War (Louis Koo), Outrage Beyond, actors such as Choi Min-sik and Tony Leung Ka-fai, to Directors such as Takeshi Kitano and Lou Ye.
I do have a few favorites in this list and i feel best movie could go to Drug War and best actor should fall to Choi Min-sik (just brilliant in every movie).
Here is the list of nominations below, feel free to write your favorites in the comment box at the bottom of the page.
“Drug War” (Mainland China)
“Gangs of Wasseypur, Part 1 & 2″ (India)
“Mystery” (Mainland China)
“Outrage Beyond” (Japan)
“Pieta” (South Korea)
Kim Ki-duk, »
Four Indian films have been nominated for the 7th Asian Film Awards with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur leading the pack with four nominations: Best Film, Anurag Kashyap for Best Director, Wasiq Khan for Best Production Designer and Rajeev Ravi for Best Cinematographer.
In other nominations, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will compete for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Talaash, Anand Gandhi contends for Best Screenwriter for his debut film Ship of Theseus and Pritam Chakraborty vies for Best Composer Award for his melodies in Barfi!.
Andy Lau, a noted actor of Hong Kong will head the judging panel. A total of 30 films from nine countries will compete under 14 categories at the award function to be held on 18th March, 3013. The annual event is organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.
Full List of Nominations:
Drug War (Mainland China)
Gangs of Wasseypur, Part 1 & 2 (India)
Mystery (Mainland »
I am proud of the Philippine Cinema! Like Hollywood, for every mainstream film, there are independent movies that tell a captivating story made by passionate filmmakers who want their voice heard. One of those filmmakers is Jun Robles Lana who created a thought-provoking movie about aging called .Bwakaw..
Made with blessings from Cinemalaya, the purveyor of well-crafted indie films in the Philippines, .Bwakaw. stars the Filipino icon, Eddie Garcia, as Rene, a quarrelsome elderly gay man who came out late in life. Faced with many missed opportunities, Rene finds solace in his dog, bwakaw (translation: voracious appetite).
Playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker Jun Robles Lana, the youngest Filipino to be inducted in the Palanca Literary Awards Hall of Fame, created .Bwakaw. in honor of his mentor, Rene Villanueva. You can feel the filmmaker.s passion just by watching the movie. The film was the official submission of the Philippines for the »
12 items from 2013
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