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Memorable mundane and metaphysical moments
by Ben Bernales - November 14, 2003 - 12:00am
Matrix Revolutions stands out for two astounding aspects – narrative and visual effects. While the same applies to its previous films in the Matrix trilogy, they are more pronounced in this final part. As...
Swell to watch
by Ben Bernales - September 4, 2003 - 12:00am
S.W.A.T. is a tautly-helmed police action film well worth watching. As expected, it glorifies the elite group of law enforcers who emerged in the ’60s within the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) –...
Ingenious take on a universal theme
by Ben Bernales - May 19, 2003 - 12:00am
Film review: Matrix Reloaded Quite an unusual stir did the wily Wanchowski brothers trigger on the movie world four years ago with the release of their incisively innovative sci-fi thriller Matrix. Its aesthetic...
A widow at the helm of MTRCB
by Ben Bernales - March 18, 2003 - 12:00am
"Work hard and set a good example." Such was the marching order given by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the newly-sworn-in head of the controversy-prone Movie and Television Review and Classification...
Pinoy pilot lives to tell 1952 sky drama
by Ben Bernales - December 31, 2002 - 12:00am
Fifty years ago yesterday, an intrepid commercial pilot figured in a five-hour, hair-raising airline hijack that left his fellow pilot dead by gunfire in what is now described as the first of its kind in Asia, if...
One evening Mass to draw faithful today
by Ben Bernales - March 28, 2002 - 12:00am
In keeping with the post-Vatican II liturgical reform, only one evening Mass in all churches today will draw the parishioners to observe Maundy Thursday. This opens the Easter Triduum, a series of celebrations spread...
Catholics mark Ash Wednesday
by Ben Bernales - February 13, 2002 - 12:00am
Millions of Roman Catholics throughout Christendom will troop to churches today, Ash Wednesday, to participate in rituals ushering in the Lenten season, the 40 days of preparation for Easter. Devotees will line...
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