Abolish the MMFF? or, What To Do With the Artistic Film?
There's a nip in the air today, and a drizzle. It's been drizzling all day, in fact, somewhat unusual this time of year. But I'm still going to the mall, pay a utility bill, get some dog food, and maybe catch a Metro Manila Film Festival entry. This year's festival has the following films in its line-up: Aurora by Yam Laranas (Horror, Thriller, Suspense) Fantastica by Barry Gonzales (Fantasy, Comedy) The Girl in the Orange Dress by Jay Abello (Romance, Comedy) Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles by Mike Tuviera (Action, Thriller, Comedy) Mary, Marry Me by RC delos Reyes (Romance, Comedy) One Great Love by Eric Quizon (Romance, Drama) Otlum by Joven Tan (Horror, Comedy) Rainbow's Sunset by Joel Lamangan (Family Drama) Note that five of them are comedies and three of them are classified under romance. I won't say yet what I'm going to watch. For many years, the attacks aimed at the MMFF have been consistently vitriolic, particularly fro