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Not one but three Roberts in Toronto–Arevalo, Downey and Duvall

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Ruben Nepales

I just attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where the best joke, if you ask me, was dished by Robert Arevalo, who was in town with director Carlos Siguion-Reyna and several talents behind “Hari ng Tondo,” one of the Philippines’ entries.

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A Prince Claus for Lav

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“MULA sa Kung Ano ang Noon”

“Nahihiya ako,” Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz said of his latest award. He has found himself at the center of attention again, barely a month after winning the top prize in an A-list international film festival.

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An Emmy for a role landed when she quit acting

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UZO ADUBA’s enthusiasm during this interview was contagious.

On the day that Uzo Aduba decided to quit acting, she got the Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren part in “Orange Is the New Black.” She recently won her first Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) for the role. Uzo, cheerful and blessed with an enthusiasm that is quite contagious, told us about the stroke of fate on a single day that radically changed her life.

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Highlights and low blows at the Emmys

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PARSONS. Cited for his performances in comedy and drama. AFP

We had a fun time watching the 66th Emmy Awards last Tuesday morning, even if it turned out to be a three-hour telethon. Seth Myers was only a so-so host in our book, but other performers, personalities and presenters made up for the slack.

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[VIDEO] Nora Aunor receives UP Gawad Plaridel award

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AUNOR

UP Mass Communication Professor Emeritus Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson, UP Chancellor Dr. Michael Tan and UP President Alfredo E. Pascual gave the UP Gawad Plaridel 2014 award to Nora Aunor at the UP Film Institute Cine Adarna (Film Center) in UP Diliman, Quezon City on August 27, 2014.

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