Non-Journal Articles: Online Publications

This section comprises articles published in online publications, including weblogs. Click here to return to the Articles landing page. FWIW, here’s a comprehensive Chronologically Arranged Listing of Publications.

ABS-CBN News Channel (ANCX)
[formerly ABS-CBNnews.com]

Remembering Anita Linda: She Devoted Her Life So Completely to Her Craft that It Defined Her.” Tribute to Anita Linda (1924-2020). ANCX (June 13, 2020).

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.

All Things Sharon

Tears Go By.” Film review of Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha, dir. Mes de Guzman. All Things Sharon (October 18, 2018).

Ámauteurish!

My Peque Gallaga Interview.” Amauteurish! (May 9, 2020). Posted online. Reprinted May 12, 2020, in The FilAm.

The Aunor Effect in Philippine Film Book Publications.” A spinoff of the Bibliographical Essay posted on January 18, 2020. Amauteurish! (January 28, 2020). Posted online.

Bibliographical Essay.” In relation to the Comprehensive Pinas Film Biblio posted on December 4, 2019. Amauteurish! (January 18, 2020). Posted online.

Comprehensive Pinas Film Biblio: Categorized” and “Comprehensive Pinas Film Biblio: Alphabetized.” Amauteurish! (December 4, 2019). Posted online.

A Salute to Our Pinay Filmmakers.” Amauteurish! (March 26, 2019). Originally posted March 25, 2019, on Facebook.

The Millennial Traversals of Millennial Traversals.” Lecture delivered during the launch of the University of Santo Tomas’s UNITAS website. Amauteurish! (August 16, 2018). Posted online.

Queerness as Defiance in Manila by Night.” Lecture delivered during the launch of Angela Stuart-Santiago’s Pro Bernal, Anti Bio. Amauteurish! (August 7, 2018). Posted online.

Statement on the Availability of Filipino Films during the Internet Era.” Amauteurish! (April 15, 2018). Posted online.

The Storyline of Ishmael Bernal’s Manila by Night (1980).” Originally drafted for Arsenal Pulp Press’s Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic. Amauteurish! (February 9, 2018). Posted online.

Cold Word Wars: Philippine Film as a Critical Activity.” 2016 FACINE Gawad Lingap Sining Lecture, delivered October 18, 2016 at the Diego Rivera Theater, City College of San Francisco. Amauteurish! (October 19, 2016). Posted online.

Fallout over ‘A Lover’s Polemic’.” Amauteurish! (September 19, 2016). Posted online.

Searched For, But Not Missing.” Review of Ang Nawawala, dir. Marie Jamora. Amauteurish! (September 1, 2016). Posted online.

Doy del Mundo on a Controversy over Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag.” Interview with Clodualdo del Mundo Jr. Amauteurish! (July 2, 2016). Posted online.

Annual Filipino Film Production Chart.” Amauteurish! (February 25, 2016). Posted online.

Manay Revisits Manila by Night.” Interview with Bernardo Bernardo. Amauteurish! (January 26, 2016). Formerly posted online, now an Appendix in Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic.

Tribute to Bangy Dioquino.” Amauteurish! (Delivered May 2013). Posted online on October 5, 2017.

Sight & Sound ’02.” Inside account of the process of my submission to the decadal poll. Amauteurish! (May 30, 2014). Posted online.

The FilAm

Peque’s Rage: A Retelling.” On the latest saga in the long-running showbiz family scandal. The FilAm (May 12, 2020).

The Barrettos and the Privilege of Behaving Badly.” On the latest saga in the long-running showbiz family scandal. The FilAm (October 28, 2019).

Manoy Takes His Leave.” Tribute to the late Eddie Garcia. The FilAm (July 23, 2019).

Amid the Nightmare of War, a Coming-of-Age.” Film review of Balangiga: Howling Wilderness, dir. Khavn. The FilAm (July 16, 2018).

Toward the End, a Hopeful Outlook for the Philippines.” Part 2 of a tribute to Bernardo Bernardo. The FilAm (March 21, 2018).

Farewell Farewell, Bernardo Bernardo.” Part 1 of a tribute to Bernardo Bernardo. The FilAm (March 21, 2018).

Film May Be Dead, but Film Culture Is Alive and Well.” Film review of Respeto, dir. Treb Monteras II. The FilAm (August 18, 2017).

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.

Philippine Entertainment Portal

Signal Rock and a Hard Place.” Film review of Signal Rock, dir. Chito Roño. Philippine Entertainment Portal (August 17, 2018).

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).

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