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If Ninoy were in government now

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On Thursday is the 31st death anniversary of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. His assassination pumped life back to democracy in the country.

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Direk Joey’s gambit

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JOSE Javier Reyes with his stars Isabelle Daza (left) and Iza Calzado: “In my film, the women are empowered.”

Filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes taps into his bottomless reservoir of creativity for Regal Entertainment’s “Somebody to Love.”

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Local actors hail Robin Williams

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NATHAN Lane (left) and Robin Williams in “The Birdcage” imdb

Whenever I need some comic relief, I watch Robin Williams in “The Birdcage.” He and Nathan Lane portray a gay couple in this 1996 remake of the French comedy, “La Cage aux Folles.” Robin’s restrained flamboyance as a gay bar owner always cracks me up.

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Unanimous A for ‘Barber’s Tales’

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MOVING moment: Marian, Dong engaged.

We at the Cinema Evaluation Board rarely give a film a unanimous grade of A. Jun Robles Lana’s “Barber’s Tales” is one of the few exceptions. We fell in love with the movie. It deserves a grade higher than A.

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Celebrating mom’s birth anniversary with a little help from my friends

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LEO VALDEZ and True Faith

I celebrated the birth anniversary of my SuperwoMom (Inday Badiday) by watching the gig of my all-time favorite band, True Faith, at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub, Century City Mall in Makati.

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