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Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Subject:Criticine 5
Time:5:35 pm.
New issue.

Survey question:
Why and for whom do you film today?
Why and for whom do you write/work today?

Edwin (by Alexis Tioseco)
Faozan Rizal (by Eric Sasono)
Sasithorn Ariyavicha (by Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn)

Tan Chui Mui's notes made in the dark
Ben Slater on the writing of Saint Jack
Vinita Ramani on coming out of the film school closet

Kong Rithdee on Apichatpong Weerasetheakul's Syndromes and a Century
Vinita Ramani on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show

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Monday, June 9th, 2008

Subject:Postcard from Zagreb
Time:4:54 am.

(taken May 23rd, 2008)

Two posts of postcards from Zagreb, cinema related this time, here: http://alexistioseco.wordpress.com
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Monday, March 31st, 2008

Time:12:38 am.
R.I.P. Sid Gomez Hildawa
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Friday, January 4th, 2008

Subject:MMFF / MFF
Time:3:07 pm.
Films screenings Film Screenings Film Screenings
January 2 - January 13
1st (Unofficial) Mogwai Film Festival
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Subject:The Philippine Proposition
Time:4:24 am.
Something I hope everyone can check out:

Space Philippines

Published and edited by poet Marc Gaba, the site wagers on two things:
1) That the different fields in art have something to learn from each other, even though what that is could be as simple as a turn of thought.
2) That non-artists can be interested in art.

It will feature:
Set of 8 interviews with artists in different fields, updated quarterly.
Short think-pieces, idea related to art, updated weekly.

First set of interviews:
Christine Turalba

Roselyn Perez

Up Dharma Down

Tes Pasola (upload pending)

Patty Eustaquio

Carlos Medina

Mesandel Virtusio Arguelles

Poklong Anading

Let me (and/or the contact us portion of the site) know what you think.
If you find value in what you see and read, kindly pass word to like-minded friends.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Subject:cinema blog
Time:10:51 pm.
friends, sinners and those who drop by unexpected,
i've begun a wordpress cinema blog: http://alexistioseco.wordpress.com/
please do drop by.
i hope you are well.
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Time:1:16 am.
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Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Subject:R.I.P. Michelangelo
Time:6:20 pm.
Second devastating news of the day...
R.I.P. Michelangelo Antonioni
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Subject:R.I.P. Ingmar
Time:2:33 am.
R.I.P. Ingmar Bergman
And thank you.
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Friday, July 20th, 2007

Time:9:52 am.
A new local magazine that I may be contributing some film articles for:

And two links with interesting discussion threads on it:
Click the City (with comments about its relationship with Manifesto, a magazine the team of Rogue worked on for its first two issues)
Carlos Celdran Recommends (with comments about third world politics and magazine content. join in the discussion!)
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Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Time:1:10 pm.
R.I.P. to the director of two of my favourite films (A Brighter Summer Day, YiYi), Edward Yang. (1947-2007).

Taiwanese Director Yang Dies at 59

Tonight, the world has lost a great artist

Interview with Tony Rayns

Senses of Cinema 'Great Directors' Profile, by Saul Austerlitz

Exiles in Modernity: The Films of Edward Yang, by Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Subject:Happy Father's Day
Time:3:04 pm.
its not a story about my father, but its a nice story, and it has john ford.
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Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Time:2:28 pm.
R.I.P. Yoyoy Villame
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Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Subject:Cat Power - Lived In Bars
Time:10:37 pm.
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Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Subject:R.I.P. Direk Joey
Time:12:08 am.
R.I.P. Direk Joey Gosiengfiao
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Friday, March 9th, 2007

Subject:on the way soon, hopefully!
Time:6:23 pm.
Subtitles: On the Foreigness of Film

What a great looking book.
Link One
Link Two
Link Three
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Sunday, March 4th, 2007

Time:11:02 am.
I'll be honest and admit that I've only come across the name of contemporary Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek recently. And this [Click here: Politics Between Fear and Terror] is the first time I've heard him speak.

The link is to a lecture given by Zizek at UCSD. Follow the link and click on [webcast] to watch and hear his two hour lecture, which starts with an interesting discussion on United 93 and World Trade Center, spilling into Schindler's List . Let me know what you think.
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Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Subject:Thai Critic Kong Rithdee on Babel, with a touch of Heremias
Time:3:12 pm.
From Kong's blog, an excerpt of his review of Babel.


Charting the courses of the characters' lives is no doubt a job of screenwriters and directors. Catholic or Calvinist or Buddhist, they're all playing God, and playing God is part of the game. But to some directors, playing God also means acknowledging God -- to humble oneself before a greater force, an all-encompassing cosmic energy whose entirety cinema can only try to replicate, without success. Directors like Bergman, Bresson or Ozu always evoked the presence of God, sometimes questioning him, sometimes bowing before him, but always reminding us that something is always beyond our grasp. The films of those directors are poems, because they let us ponder bigger questions. Babel only gives us answers, which is satisfying though its impact barely lasts.

It is unholy of me, but I'm reminded of another movie I've recently seen that's pertinent to this God issue. Little seen elsewhere aside from its country of origin Heremias, Book One: The Legend of the Lizard Princess is a mesmerising religious allegory made by independent Filipino director Lav Diaz. The nine-hour monochrome movie concerns the lonely journey of a poor peasant who's tested by hostile nature, corrupt government officials, devils in the guise of men, and maybe by his god. The image of the peasant dragging his cow through muddy puddles and his futile attempt to do what his conscience tells him is the right thing to do represents a spiritual poetry on the ongoing trial of humanity.

Heremias is a film that believes both in the power of cinema and in God. Babel is a beautiful picture that believes only in itself.

(read whole article: here)
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Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Time:1:03 pm.
February 11th is a nice day...

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Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Time:3:30 pm.
(Un)real: Versions of Experience

War is no longer declared,

but rather continued.

The outrageous has become the everyday.

The hero is absent from the battle.

The weak are moved into the firing zone.

The uniform of the day is patience,

the order of merit is the wretched star

of hope over the heart.

- Ingeborg Bachmann
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