New York Times praises ‘Honor Thy Father,’ ‘Hamog’

  • Page Views 1554
  • Praising Filipino directors Ralston Jover and Erik Matti for breathing life into their works that even the most polished films from Japan and China lack,  Mike Hale of the New York Times listed both “Hamog” and “Honor Thy Father” as some of the highlights from this year’s New York Asian Film Festival.

    In his review of Jover’s “Hamog,” Hale compared the Filipino drama that tells the story of street children living in Manila to “Pixote,” a Brazilian classic that earned a Golden Globes nomination back in 1982 for Best Foreign Film.

    Hamog-poster“Mr. Jover never bores you — the awkwardness and occasional purple streak in his screenplay are more than made up for by the zest of his direction and Pipo Domagas’s fluid cinematography,” Hale said of “Hamog.”

    He added that the film, which won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival last weekend, benefited from the “gripping performances” from child actors, Bon Andrew Lentejas and Therese Malvar.

    honor-thy-father-posterHale, meanwhile, described Matti’s “Honor Thy Father” as a film that exhibited a “sense of moral outrage.” He also mentioned the performance of Kapamilya star John Lloyd Cruz, who portrayed a man whose family fell prey to an investment scam.

    In his article, Hale also heaped praised on other films from the country’s Southeast Asian neighbors like Malaysia’s “Jagat,” Thailand’s “Grace” and “Heart Attack.” ( abs-cbn)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 19 January 2019
      2 hours ago No comment

      Overweight Filipino boxer Jhack Tepora fails to make Pacquiao-Broner undercard

      LAS VEGAS – Tinimbang pero sobra. Jhack Tepora came to the weigh-in with extra pounds, and the pride of Cebu paid for it dearly. Tepora was stripped of his interim WBA featherweight belt after failing to make 126-pound weight limit on Friday (January 18). Tepora was also disqualified from ...

    • 18 January 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      4 Pinoy boxers fight in undercard matches in Pacquiao-Broner brawl

      LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao isn’t the only fighter who will carry the Philippine colours on Saturday (January 19). Four Filipino sluggers will also enter the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in their own quests for boxing glory. One of them is WBA interim-featherweight champion Jhack Tepora. ...

    • 17 January 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      AWARD-WINNING FILIPINA POP SINGER FROM JAPAN, ANALYN ALMERINO, TO PERFORM IN RICHMOND ON FEB 9:YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE TICKETS

      Analyn Almerino is just 19, but she has already taken first place in two nationally televised singing competitions in Japan. On Feb 9, she will be giving a solo concert in her North American debut, at the Cultural Centre in Richmond, BC. Born in the Philippines, Analyn’s family moved ...

    • 17 January 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      Brillante Mendoza’s acclaimed ‘Alpha’ arrives in cinemas

      The “Alpha” team, led by Mendoza and actors Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor, and Baron Geisler, came in full force to support the film that had brought honor to our country in international film festivals. FDCP Chairperson Liza Dino, Solar Entertainment General Manager Butch Ibanez, SM Cinema VP for Corporate ...

    • 17 January 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      Pacquiao in emotional homecoming fight in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand

      LAS VEGAS. It will always be the MGM Grand for Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao. In his first fight in the U.S. since 2016, Pacquiao will enter the ring at the Garden Arena of Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, where he fought his first professional fight in the U.S. “It’s nice to ...

    %d bloggers like this: