If you are wondering what old DVD film to watch, I highly recommend Pan's Labyrinth (2006). QUANTUM CINEMA : by Jamal Ashley Abbas A Postmodern Fairy Tale Once upon a time, a princess left her kingdom in the dark Underworld for the bright sunshine of terrestrial life. But the sun blinded her and erased her memory… Continue reading DVD PICK: Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)
After ten long years, after bombing Afghanistan to kingdom come and controlling all its oil and gas resources, after invading Iraq and creating havoc there while controlling its oil and gas resources, after declaring a War on Terror and practically profiling all Muslim males as terrorists, the United States of America, through its president… Continue reading Osama bin Laden — dead at long last!
I knew that sooner or later, a Filipino indie film would win awards in international film festivals. As I kept on telling friends, it is very easy to satisfy European festival judges. Just give them a good dose of poverty, a dash of culture and some nudity. And if you really want to win, add… Continue reading Mendoza’s Kinatay: Cannes 2009′s Best Film Direction winner
Below is an article Of Dragons, Magic, Immortality and Special Effects from my magazine column, QUANTUM CINEMA in M. & Ms. Magazine, March 2007Two fantasy films are making the rounds of the world’s movie houses this year – Eragon and The Fountain. One is about mythical beasts in a mythical land which looks like medieval… Continue reading ERAGON and THE FOUNTAIN – Film Reviews
In my QUANTUM CINEMA column, I reviewed the film "The Secret". The book and the film are quite the talk of the town in the country since it was twice featured in Oprah's show. In its trailer, it announced that “The Secret has passed through theages known only to a few men,.. who… harnessed its… Continue reading The Secret — Law of Attraction
From my QUANTUM CINEMA column in Mr. & Ms. Magazine, Supermonthly of the Body, Mind and Spirit, Sept. 2007: After a very disappointing Goblet of Fire, English Director David Yates brought Magic back in Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix, the 5th installment of the Harry Potter series based on the phenomenal novels of J.K.… Continue reading Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix
FROM MR. & MS. MAGAZINE JUNE 2007 ISSUE. Playboy Magazine produced a documentary titled Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) that was written and directed by Kevin Burns and Steven Smith. It gives the viewers a brief glance at the relationship between Sex and Hollywood. In line with its producer’s characteristics, the film gives… Continue reading Sex at 24 Frames Per Second – Film Review