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Conjuncture

“Bad Takes for the Film Industry.” Conjuncture (February-March 1988): 8.

“The Curse of Good Intentions.” 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival evaluation. Anthologized as “Metro Manila Film Festival 1987” in Millennial Traversals. Conjuncture (January 1988): 8, 6.

Experimental Cinema of the Philippines publications

“Scenario” (editor’s introduction); introduction & translation of “The Screenplay of Ang Magpakailanman” (Raymond “Goto” Red, dir. & scr.). SineManila. (1984): 1 & 14-20 resp. Click here for the PDF copy of the complete issue.

“An Everyday Tragedy.” Jario Scenario (September 1983): 3, 6.

Repression and Rebellion.” Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Film review of Pedro Tunasan, dir. Celso Ad. Castillo. Jario Scenario (September 1983): 4.

Big Hopes for Short Films.” Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The First Experimental Cinema of the Philippines Annual Short Film Festival (November 16-21, 1982): 28-31.

Mediawatch

Some Words on Film Awards.” Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Mediawatch. [Date unkn. (1992?)]: [Pp. unkn., 3 pp. + 2-p. sidebar titled “List of Film Awards for 1991 Productions].

New Day

“School Lures Film Buffs to Pioneer UP Course.” New Day (November 10, 1986): 13.

“Where Have All Horror Films Gone?” Survey of Filipino horror films. New Day (November 3, 1986): 13. Anthologized as “Where Has All the Horror Gone?” in The National Pastime 50-52.

“The Business of Pleasure in ’Gapo.” Interpretive report on Olongapo City. New Day (October 27, 1986): 13-14.

“Triumph of 16mm. Film.” “Fantalk” column, film review of Damortis, dir. Briccio Santos. New Day (October 20, 1986): 13. Anthologized as “Triumph in 16mm.” in The National Pastime 71-74.

Underground, in the Heat of the Night.” Interpretive report on Filipino pornographic komiks. New Day (October 13, 1986): 17. Anthologized in The National Pastime 154-57.

The Fantasy World of Rey de la Cruz.” Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Interview. New Day (October 6, 1986): 12, 14.

“A Film Writer’s Experience.” Interview with Ricardo Lee. New Day (September 29, 1986): 13.

“Mike de Leon at His Best in Bilanggo sa Dilim.” Film review of Bilanggo sa Dilim, dir. Mike de Leon. New Day (September 22, 1986): 13. Includes sidebar “Mike de Leon Filmography” 13. Anthologized as “Return to Form” in The National Pastime 35-37 and in The Urian Anthology 1980-1989, ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson (Manila: Tuviera, 2001) 256-59.

Censorship and Other Compromises.” New Day (September 15, 1986): 13. Anthologized in The National Pastime 40-41.

The Review

“Revolutionary from the Center.” Interview with Nilo Tayag re Daop Palad relocation program. The Review Corner. The Review (September 1982): 48.

Naked Debut.” Film review of Hubad na Gubat, dir. Lito Tiongson. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The Review (August 1982): 43.

“Insurgency in These Islands.” Feature article. The Review (March 1982): 28-31. Includes as sidebar “The 10-Point Program of the National Democratic Front,” rpt. from Southeast Asia Chronicle (May-June 1978).

Manila Event Short Take II.” Film review of Man of Iron, dir. Andrzej Wajda. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The Review (February 1982): 14-15.

Manila Event Short Take I.” Film review of Ragtime, dir. Milos Forman. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The Review (February 1982): 13.

Exceptions.” Comparative film review of Kamakalawa, dir. Eddie Romero, and Kisapmata, dir. Mike de Leon. The Review (November-December 1981): 44-45. Anthologized in The National Pastime 28-31.

“Sense (or Its Absence) in Censorship.” The Review (November-December 1981): 11-13.

“Hateful Love.” Film review of Endless Love, dir. Franco Zeffirelli. Originally titled “Brainless Love” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The Review (October 1981): 55-56.

Pinoy in Gangsterland.” Survey of Filipino gangster films. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The Review (October 1981): 10-12.

“Our Critical Condition.” Fictional forum on Filipino film criticism. The Review (September 1981): 41-44.

The Value of Humility.” “Book shorts” review of Philippine Prehistory: An Anthropological Overview of the Beginnings of Filipino Society and Culture by F. Landa Jocano. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. The Review (June 1981): 61.

“Student Activism through the Years” (co-written with Geselle Militante). Feature article. The Review (June 1981): 24-29. Includes as sidebar Roberto Z. Coloma, “The Continuing Myth.”

Transcription and introduction. “A Review Exclusive: Manila by Night.” Original screenplay by Ishmael Bernal. The Review (March 1981): 23-41.

“A Festival to Omit.” Interpretive report on Manila ’81 Event. Anthologized as “Manila ’81” in Millennial Traversals. The Review (February 1981): 51.

“Nine Days that Shook the Campus.” Feature article. The Review (February 1981): 6-11. Originally published in Philippine Collegian (February 2, 1979): 7; includes sidebar “A Loss Remembered,” feature on Pastor Mesina, Jr. as recounted by his parents.

“Local Cinema ’80: New Directions for a New Decade.” Yearend evaluation of Filipino films. Anthologized as “Local Cinema 1980” in Millennial Traversals. The Review [Philippine Education Co. quarterly magazine] (January 1981): 13-17.

Sight & Sound

“Ten Best Films of All Time” contribution. Sight & Sound (September 2002): 29. Background.

Who

Cinemasex.” Survey of Filipino sex films. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Who (August 25, 1982): 20-22.

Waiting for Godard.” Film review of Batch ’81, dir. Mike de Leon. Who (June 16, 1982): 19-20. Anthologized in The National Pastime 32-34.

How to Become a Film Critic.” “The Arts” feature. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Who (November 28, 1981): 27-29. Original of “Our Critical Condition,” The Review (September 1981): 41-44.

Oversimplifying Class Conflicts.” “The Arts” film review of Burgis, dir. Lino Brocka. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Who (August 1, 1981): 16.

Manila by Night under the Knife: Those Scissors-Happy Censors Don’t Know What They’ve Missed.” Who (February 21, 1981): 28-29.

“Cartooning in the Philippines: A Win, Lose, and Draw Proposition.” Anthologized as “Cartooning in the Philippines” in Millennial Traversals. Who (May 17, 1980): 27-29.

A Clockwork Yellow.” “The Arts” feature, film review of The China Syndrome, dir. James Bridges. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Who (February 22, 1980): 24-25, 42.

The World According to Aguila.” “Entertainment” feature, film review of Aguila, dir. Eddie Romero. Who (February 2, 1980): 44-46. Anthologized in The National Pastime: Contemporary Philippine Cinema (Metro Manila: Anvil, 1990) 20-23 and in The Urian Anthology 1980-1989, ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson (Quezon City: Tuviera, 2001) 142-45.

“A Festival to Forget.” “The Arts” feature, omnibus film review of 1979 Metro Manila Film Festival entries. Anthologized as “Metro Manila Film Festival 1979” in Millennial Traversals. Who (January 19, 1980): 40, 42.

“Rumpus at the International School.” “Campus” feature. Who (January 19, 1980): 1, 7. Original published as “At the International School: A Striking Story,” Philippine Collegian (January 23, 1980): 1, 7.

“Malou Mangahas: Child of the Seventies.” “Campus” feature. Who [Who? renamed] (January 5, 1980): 32-33, 35.

Valiant Try.” Film review of Aliw, dir. Ishmael Bernal. Who? (submitted November 1979): unpub.

“A New Twist to an Old Game.” “Common People” section. Who? (May 20, 1978): 6-7.

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Newspapers

JungAng Daily

The Sins of the Fathers.” Viewpoints (formerly Pinoy Voices) column. Anthologized Millennial Traversals. JungAng Daily (April 12, 2010): 11.

2 Guys, While Watching Avatar.” Viewpoints column. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. JungAng Daily (March 8, 2010): unpub.

“A Few Insights into Our Asian Casanovas.” Pinoy Voices column. Originally titled “Asian Casanovas” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. JungAng Daily (January 25, 2010): 11.

“Heartbreak in Mindanao.” Pinoy Voices column. Originally titled “Crescent Tense” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. JungAng Daily (December 14, 2009): 11.

“Clueless Global Hybrid, Now Showing.” Film review of I Come with the Rain, dir. Tran Anh Hung. Pinoy Voices column. Originally titled “Wet Noodles” anthologized in Millennial Traversals. JungAng Daily (November 9, 2009): 11.

Korea Times

Kim Dae-jung & the Aquinos.” Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Korea Times (August 24, 2009): 4.

A New Role for Korea in Asia.” Anthologized as “A New Role for Korea” in Millennial Traversals. Korea Times (June 2, 2009): 15.

Bulletin Today

“Review: Misteryo sa Tuwa.” Film review of Misteryo sa Tuwa, dir. Abbo Q. de la Cruz. Originally titled “Mysterious Pleasure” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Bulletin Today (December 28, 1984): 27.

Manila Standard

Adaptation Comes of Age.” Opera review of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohéme, dir. Rolando Tinio. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Manila Standard (submitted 1992): unpub.

Black and Blue and Red.” Film review of Bayani, dir. Raymond Red. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Manila Standard (July 1, 1992): 19.

Historical Lessons.” Film review of Virgin Forest, dir. Peque Gallaga. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Manila Standard (submitted 1985): unpub.

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MMFF: A Festival in Flux.” Originally titled “A Festival in Flux” and posted in Remarks. Philippine Daily Inquirer (December 22, 2016): E3.

Boses Is for the World” (reprinted from PDI). Originally titled “Survivor’s Guilt” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Philippine Daily Inquirer (October 16, 2009): F2. Film review of Boses, dir. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil.

Philippine Star

Sighs and Whispers.” Film review of Biyaheng Lupa, dir. Armando Lao. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Philippine Star (May 2, 2010): E2.

Sabel: Heaven in Mind.” Film review of Sabel, dir. Joel C. Lamangan. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Philippine Star (July 11, 2004): E6.

Philippines Daily Express [defunct]

“Why Aguila Was a Success at the Box-Office.” Interpretive report. Originally titled “Glad Glidings” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Philippines Daily Express (March 6, 1980): 20-21.

“The Night the Critics Gave Out Their Awards.” Interpretive report. Philippines Daily Express (March 4, 1980): 20-21.

Times Journal group [defunct]

Maestro Bandido: Refreshing Change, Precious Insights.” Film review of Maestro Bandido, dir. Reginald King. Originally titled “A Halfway Sample” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Times Mirror. Afternoon newspaper of Times Journal (August 15, 1983): 8.

Dope Godfather: Petty, Deficient.” Film review of Dope Godfather, dir. Junn P. Cabreira. Originally titled “Missed Opportunities” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Times Mirror (September 13, 1983): 8.

“Filipino Films Well-Received in Moscow.” Interview with Ishmael Bernal re Himala. Times Journal (July 10, 1983): 20.

“In Defense of Oro” & “Transcendence.” Opening & concluding installments of comparative review of Oro, Plata, Mata, dir. Peque Gallaga, and Moral, dir. Marilou Diaz-Abaya, in Eddie Pacheco’s “Simply Divine” column. Sunday Special (May 1 & 8, 1983): 10 & 10 resp. Anthologized as “Beyond the Stars” in The National Pastime 106-09.

“Brocka’s Satire is Effective.” Film review of Kontrobersyal, dir. Lino Brocka. Originally titled “Effective Satire” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Times Journal (April 3, 1981): 21-22.

“Bernal’s Manila by Night Mangled.” Times Journal (December 18, 1980): 25-26.

“Just another Brocka Film.” Film review of Angela Markado, dir. Lino Brocka. Times Journal (November 21, 1980): 24. Anthologized as “Just Another Exercise” in The National Pastime 175-78.

“In Bongga: Commercialism Triumphs Again.” Film review of Bongga Ka ’Day, dir. Maryo J. de los Reyes. Originally titled “Commercialism Triumphs Again” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Times Journal (August 1, 1980): 23.

Palaban Puts Up a Decent Fight.” Film review of Palaban, dir. Eddie Romero. Times Journal (June 28, 1980): 23. Anthologized as “A Decent Fight” in The National Pastime 24-25.

Star-Crossed.” Film review of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, dir. Robert Wise. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Parade (June 15, 1980): 20.

“Second Thoughts on Kramer vs. Kramer.” Film review of Kramer vs. Kramer, dir. Robert Benton. Originally titled “Kramer vs. Women” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Parade [Sunday supplement of Times Journal] (June 8, 1980): 5.

“Star-Building Pays.” Critical interviews of Dr. Rey de la Cruz, Jesse Ejercito, and Douglas Quijano. Originally titled “Star Builders on Parade” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Times Journal (May 26, 1980): 21, 23.

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Student Publications

Hallym Post

“Growing Old in New York (or Small Worm, Big Apple).” Personal essay. Anthologized as “Small Worm, Big Apple” in Millennial Traversals. The Hallym Post 21 (May 2, 2005): 4.

Philippine Collegian

The Critic as Creator.” Interview with Pio de Castro III. Anthologized in Millennial Traversals. Philippine Collegian (December 4, 1984): 4, 7.

“At the International School: A Striking Story.” Interpretive report. Philippine Collegian (January 23, 1980): 1, 7.

“Oil Mighty II.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (April 20, 1979): 4.

“Student Participation in University Affairs.” Philippine Collegian (March 2, 1979): 7.

“Oil Mighty.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (February 22, 1979): 8.

“NPC under Water.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (February 2, 1979): 12.

“The Provisional Directorate of the Diliman Commune, Feb. 1-9, 1971: 9 Days that Shook the Campus.” Feature article. Philippine Collegian (February 2, 1979): 7.

“When Enough is Enough.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (January 25, 1979): 8.

“Behind Bicutan.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (November 16, 1978): 8.

“A Clockwork Crimson.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (October 4, 1978): 12, 10.

“Low Flight.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (September 8, 1978): 8.

“A Semestral Carol.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (August 9, 1978): 8.

Birds of Omen.” Film review of Pagputi ng Uwak, Pag-itim ng Tagak, dir. Celso Ad. Castillo. Philippine Collegian (July 26, 1978): 3, 6. Anthologized in The Urian Anthology 1970-1979, ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson (Manila: Morato, 1983) 268-71; and in Millennial Traversals.

“The Fire Cure.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (July 20, 1978): 8.

“Question Time.” “Tugon” column. Philippine Collegian (July 12, 1978): 8.

“Pressed Freedom.” Editorial. Philippine Collegian (June 23, 1978): 8.

“Today’s Press Systems.” Philippine Collegian (June 23, 1978): 3, 6.

“Changes We’d Like to See.” “Innovations” column. Philippine Collegian (June 16, 1978): 8, 6.

“The Student Regent: Work to Do.” Philippine Collegian (June 16, 1978): 3.

Tinig ng Plaridel

“The World is a Newspaper.” Guest column. Tinig ng Plaridel (March 19, 1980): 8.

Major Bid.” Film review of Bulaklak sa City Jail, dir. Mario O’Hara. Tinig ng Plaridel (submitted January 1985): unpub. Excerpted in the 1985 Ikasiyam na Gawad Urian [Ninth Urian Award] brochure and published in The National Pastime 100-02 and in The Urian Anthology 1980-1989, ed. Nicanor G. Tiongson (Manila: Tuviera, 2001) 203-05.

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Online Publications

ABS-CBNnews.com

Punch Tackles Fil-Korean’s Search for Mother.” Film review of Wan-deuk-i, dir. Lee Han. ABS-CBNnews.com (November 28, 2011). Rpt. in Chinese News of Las Vegas (Nov. 28, 2011); Filipinos Abroad (Nov. 28, 2011); H3 blog (Nov. 28, 2011); MabuhayCity.com (Nov. 28, 2011); Philippine Times of Southern Nevada (Nov. 28, 2011); Saigon News of Las Vegas (Nov. 28 2011); US News Las Vegas (Nov. 28, 2011); and US News Los Angeles (Nov. 28, 2011). Originally titled “Hit in the Multi(Plexus)” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

Philippine Entertainment Portal

Retrospective: Serbis Review.” Film review of Serbis, dir. Brillante Ma. Mendoza. Philippine Entertainment Portal (May 31, 2009). Originally titled “Domestic Worth” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

Rappler

Roads Less Traveled.” Film review of Lakbay2Love, dir. Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil. Rappler (February 10, 2016).

Nora Aunor: A National Artist We Deserve.” Rappler (June 23, 2014). Rpt. from “A National Artist We Deserve” in TheFilAm.Net (June 21, 2014).

TheFilAm

Vampariah as Subversive Aswang Film.” Film review of Vampariah, dir. Matthew Abaya. The FilAm (January 13, 2016).

The Role of the Film Critic in Cultural Discourse.” Abridged version of “Cold Word Wars: Philippine Film as a Critical Activity,” the 2016 FACINE Gawad Lingap Sining [Art-Nurturing Award] Lecture delivered on October 18, 2016, at the Diego Rivera Theater, City College of San Francisco. The FilAm (October 23, 2016).

In Ma’ Rosa, Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose Plays a Meth Dealer with Eloquence, Warmth.” Film review of Ma’ Rosa, dir. Brillante Ma. Mendoza. The FilAm (July 14, 2016).

How Pop Culture, Social Media Played a Role in Halalan 2016.” Commentary on the 2016 Philippine presidential election campaign. The FilAm (May 15, 2016).

Historical Film Depicts Antonio Luna’s Fall and Rise.” Film review of Heneral Luna, dir. Jerrold Tarog. The FilAm (October 15, 2015).

A National Artist We Deserve.” The FilAm (June 21, 2014). Rpt. as “Nora Aunor: A National Artist We Deserve” in Rappler (June 23, 2014) and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

Norte, a Four-Hour Ideological Tearjerker by Lav Diaz.” Film review of Norte, dir. Lav Diaz. The FilAm (March 12, 2014). Originally titled “Beyond Borders” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

Metro Manila and Transit: Ambitious, Impressive (Part 2).” Film reviews of Metro Manila, dir. Sean Ellis; and Transit, dir. Hannah Espia. The FilAm (December 4, 2013). Originally titled “A Desire Named Oscar,” second part and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

The OFW Finds Well-Deserved Recognition in Hollywood (Part 1).” Including review of Ilo Ilo, dir. Anthony Chen. The FilAm (December 4, 2013). Originally titled “A Desire Named Oscar,” first part and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

On the Job: On the Edge.” Film review of On the Job, dir. Erik Matti. The FilAm (September 12, 2013). Originally titled “On the Edge” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

Across the Korean Peninsula, Unease in the Morning Calm.” The FilAm (April 18, 2013). Rpt. as “Kwentong Kapuso: Unease in the ‘Land of the Morning Calm,’” GMA News Online (April 19, 2013), and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

High Five for Ninotchka Rosca’s Sanaysay Anthology.” Book review of Gang of 5: Tales, Cuentos, Sanaysay ([Los Angeles]: Mariposa Center [for Change], 2012). The FilAm (February 21, 2013). Originally titled “High Five” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

A Benediction We Deserve.” The FilAm (February 13, 2013). Originally titled “A Benediction in the Offing” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

High Drama and Low Humor in Ricky Lee’s New Fiction about a Cross-Dressing Manananggal.” Book review of Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata, by Ricky Lee. The FilAm (November 8, 2012). Rpt. as “What Republicans Could Have Learned from Ricky Lee’s Amapola,” GMA News Online (November 9, 2012). Originally titled “The Novel Pinoy Novel” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 57: Rule Breaker, Risk Taker.” Obituary. The FilAm (October 12, 2012). Rpt. as “Acclaimed Filmmaker Marilou Diaz-Abaya Was a Rule Breaker,” GMA News Online (October 12, 2012). Originally titled “The Carnal Moral of a Brutal Miracle” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

The Marcos Dictatorship and the Irreparable Damage to a Family and the Filipino Experience.” Book review of Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years, by Susan F. Quimpo & Nathan Gilbert Quimpo. The FilAm (September 18, 2012). Rpt. as “The Marcos Regime and Its Impact on the Pinoy Family,” GMA News Online (September 18, 2012). Originally titled “Disorder & Constant Sorrow” and anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

The Dolphy Conundrum.” The FilAm (July 16, 2012). Rpt. as “Kwentong Kapuso: The Dolphy ‘Riddle,’” GMA News Online (July 17, 2012). Anthologized in Millennial Traversals.

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