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Cris Villonco: Sprint from Tondo to Toronto

CRIS and mom Monique Villonco in Canada. She will give her trophy to mom. Photos by Baby K. Jimenez

One fine day, Cris Villonco received a text from Bibeth Orteza, scriptwriter and wife of filmmaker Carlos Siguion-Reyna—the young actress’ uncle and director in the 2014 Cinemalaya Jury Prize winner “Hari ng Tondo” (opens today in cinemas).

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‘Dementia’: Into the dark, racking realm of paranoia

NORA Aunor plays  a woman  suffering from mental illness.

Filmed in ethereal color and yet imbued with a spine-chilling atmosphere, Percival Intalan’ “Dementia” successfully thrusts the viewers into the dark, racking realm of paranoia.

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‘Equalizer’ pummels rivals at N. America box office

the equalizer

Denzel Washington fought his way to the top of the North American box office in action-thriller “The Equalizer,” which earned $35 million in its first weekend out, industry estimates showed Sunday.

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Lav Diaz’s “Norte” is PH entry to next year’s Oscars

PH TEAM at the closing ceremony (from left): Jacky Woo, Archie Alemania, Adolfo Alix Jr., Angeli Bayani, Lav Diaz and Hazel Orencio       Photo by Motoharu Oe

Lav Diaz’s acclaimed 4-hour opus, “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (North, End of History)” is the Philippine representative to next year’s Oscars for the Best Foreign Languange Film category, producer-actor Moira Lang confirmed on Wednesday.

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‘The Maze Runner’ weaves way to top of box office

The Maze Runner

Science-fiction action film “The Maze Runner” weaved its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, earning $32.5 million on its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday.

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