Non-Journal Articles: Online Publications

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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!

Pelikula Review of Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic.” Amauteurish! (September 16, 2020). Translation into English of “Mahalaga ang Marami: Rebyu ng Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic ni Joel David,” written by Chuckberry J. Pascual and published in Pelikula: A Journal of Philippine Cinema 5 (2020), pp. 76-77. Posted online.

By Way of an Epilogue.” Tribute to Laura Samson. Amauteurish! (September 16, 2020). Posted online.

Bibliographic Mini-Reviews: Memoirs & Bios.” Amauteurish! (July 30, 2020). Posted online.

Mother Pinas, Onscreen.” Tribute to Anita Linda. Amauteurish! (July 9, 2020). First published June 13, 2020, as “Remembering Anita Linda: She Devoted Her Life So Completely to Her Craft that It Defined Her” in ANCX. Posted online.

Empiricals; or the Bearable Heaviness of Having-Been.” Amauteurish! (June 29, 2020). Posted online.

Corrigenda & Problematics for Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic.” Amauteurish! (June 6, 2020). Posted online.

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

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.

Authoring Auteurs: A Bibliographical Introduction.” 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.

Showbiz Babylon: A Tribute-of-Sorts to the Barretto Sisters.” Amauteurish! (October 29, 2019). First published October 28, 2019, as “The Barrettos and the Privilege of Behaving Badly,” in The FilAm; reprinted December 2019 as “Barretto Sisters: The Privilege of Behaving Badly” in The FilAm: Newsmagazine Serving Filipino Americans in New York. Posted online.

Manoy Takes His Leave.”
Tribute to Eddie Garcia. Amauteurish! (June 27, 2019). First published June 23, 2019, in The FilAm. Posted online.

Auteurs & Amateurs: Toward an Ethics of Film Criticism (Lecture Version).” Plenary lecture delivered during the International Conference on Ethical Literary Criticism: Celebrating Literature as a Distinctive Ethical Expression. Amauteurish! (May 1, 2019). Posted online.

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

Tears Go By.” Review of Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha, dir. Mes de Guzman. Amauteurish! (December 25, 2018). First published October 18, 2018, in All Things Sharon. Posted online.

Signal Rock and a Hard Place.” Review of Signal Rock, dir. Chito Roño. Amauteurish! (July 30, 2018). First published August 17, 2018, in the Philippine Entertainment Portal. Posted online.

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.

Innocence Regained.” Review of Balangiga: Howling Wilderness, dir. Khavn. Amauteurish! (July 30, 2018). First published July 16, 2018, as “Amid the Nightmare of War, a Coming-of-Age” in The FilAm. Posted online.

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

Farewell Farewell, Bernardo Bernardo.” Amauteurish! (March 23, 2018). First published March 21, 2018, in two parts, as “Farewell Farewell, Bernardo Bernardo” and as “Toward the End, a Hopeful Outlook for the Philippines,” The FilAm. 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.

The First Glory Awards (2017): A Mini-Album.” Amauteurish! (November 23, 2017). Posted online.

Film May Be Dead, but Film Culture Is Alive and Well.” Review of Respeto, dir. Treb Monteras II. Amauteurish! (September 18, 2017). First published August 18, 2017, in The FilAm. Posted online.

Peerless Vampire Killers.” Review of Vampariah, dir. Matthew Abaya. Amauteurish! (January 23, 2017). First published January 13, 2017, as “Vampariah as Subversive Aswang Film” in The FilAm. Posted online.

Pop Culture and Halalan 2016.” Amauteurish! (January 2, 2017). First published May 15, 2016, as “How Pop Culture, Social Media Played a Role in Halalan 2016” in The FilAm. Posted online.

A Festival in Flux.” Amauteurish! (December 22, 2016). First published December 22, 2016, as “MMFF: A Festival in Flux” in Philippine Daily Inquirer. Posted online.

President Duterte’s War on Drugs.” Delivered October 6, 2016 at the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy auditorium. Amauteurish! (November 27, 2016). 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.

Grains & Flickers.” Amauteurish! (March 25, 2016). First published 2016 in Remembering/Rethinking EDSA (ed. JPaul S. Manzanilla and Caroline S. Hau, Mandaluyong City: Anvil). 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). Posted online. Reprinted as an Appendix in Manila by Night: A Queer Film Classic.

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

A Lover’s Polemic.” Amauteurish! (July 1, 2015). First published August 2013 as “Pinoy Film Criticism: A Lover’s Polemic” in The Manila Review. Posted online.

Pinoy Filmfests ca. 2013.” Review of the All Masters Edition of the 2013 Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival. Amauteurish! (June 30, 2015). First published February 2014 in The Manila Review. Posted online.

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

The FilAm

NUT to Film Critics: ‘Don’t Take Things Too Seriously.’” Tribute to Nestor U. Torre. The FilAm (April 14, 2021).

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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