• Manny the Movie Guy on New BL (Boy Love) Movie “Hello Stranger”

    As a member of the LGBTQ community and growing up in the Philippines, I find “Hello Stranger” truthful and honest.  Based on the super-popular Philippine web series, “Hello Stranger” tells the tale of school nerd Miko (JC Alcantara) and jock Xavier (Tony Labrusca), their friendship, how they met, and virtually fell in love.  The new […]

  • New Filipino Film “My Lockdown Romance”

    I had a great time talking to Jameson Blake and Joao Constancia about their new film “My Lockdown Romance.”  From writer/director Bobby Bonifacio Jr., the BL (boys love) film explores the friendship between Jameson’s Tom and Joao’s Kendrick.  Take a look at my interview with the actors as they talk about the making of the […]

  • “A Thousand Cuts” Explores Press Freedom and Democracy

    I had a wonderful time meeting Ramona S. Diaz, at least virtually.  The award-winning director is back with a vengeance with her stirring look at press freedom as embodied by Rappler’s Maria Ressa in “A Thousand Cuts,” one of my my favorite films and perhaps the most important film you’ll see this year.  I spoke […]

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