Author: Adrian Mendizabal

Adrian Mendizabal is a media studies scholar based in Manila. He is completing his degree in MA Media Studies (Film) at the University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI). He is recently a contributing film reviewer of VCinema.
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    Monthlies: December 2019 – January 2020

    In the past two months, the Philippine Film Industry is beset with economic challenges, especially in its labor sector. Here is a rundown of the key determining issues of the […]

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    Transforming Film Criticism into a Militant Practice

    Film criticism, and the practice of criticism in art, literature, and humanities in general, has been practiced in the Philippines under the tutelage of the culture industry and the bourgeois […]

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    Monthlies: November 2019

    In November 2019, the Philippine Film Industry continue to progress dissymmetrically, in favour of large production companies based in Metro Manila, oriented towards their expansion in the global market, with […]