With a quarter of the year to go, the Cinema Evaluation Board has already given the A rating to seven films and the B rating to 10 films.
Last year, 14 films were rated A and 17 others were rated B.
The A rated films included Ralston Jover’s Bakal Boys; Raul Jorolan’s The Red Shoes; Dondon Santos’ Noy; Chito Rono’s Emir; Joel Lamangan’s Sigwa; Gil Portes’ Two Funerals; and Laurice Guillen’s Sa ‘Yo Lamang. Sigwa and Two Funerals were entries to Cinemalaya 2010’s Directors’ Showcase category.
The ten B rated films were: Ruel Bayani’s Paano na Kaya?; Cathy Garcia-Molina’s Miss You Like Crazy; Mae R. Cruz’s Babe, I Love You; Jose Javier Reyes’ Working Girls; Mark Reyes’ You To Me are Everything; Chris Martinez’s Here Comes the Bride; Maryo J. de los Reyes’ I’ll Be There; Cinco (directed by Frasco Mortiz, Enrico Santos, Cathy Garcia-Molina, Ato Bautista and Nick Olanka); Wenn Deramas’ Hating Kapatid; and Mac Alejandre’s In Your Eyes.
In 2009, the A films included four produced in the Sine Direk project of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines and APT Productions. These were Ded na si Lolo (Soxie Topacio) which was the country’s entry to the foreign language film of the last Oscar Awards; Agaton & Mindy (Peque Gallaga); Beinte (Mel Chionglo); and Kamoteng Kahoy (Maryo J. delos Reyes).
The 10 other A rated films included three from Joel Lamangan (Dukot, Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love and Sagrada Familia), and a film each from Francis Pasion (Jay); Cathy Garcia-Molina (You Changed My Life); Ronaldo Beturbin (The Last Viewing); Gil Portes (Pitik Bulag); Jun Lana (Tarot); Paolo Herras (Ang Manghuhula); and Joyce Bernal (Kimmydora).
The B films were the following (listed alphabetically by director):
Padyak (Aloy Adlawan); Ang Panday (Mac Alejandre); And I Love You So (Laurenti Dyogi); I Love You…Goodbye (Laurice Guillen); When I Met You (Joel Lamangan); In My Life (Olivia Lamasan); Biyaheng Lupa (Armando Lao); Patient X (Yam Laranas); Sundo (Toppel Lee); Nandito Ako…Nagmamahal sa Iyo (Maryo J. de los Reyes);
Status: Single (Jose Javier Reyes); Litsonero (Lorie Reyes); T2 (Chito Rono); Astig (G.M. Sampedro); Pasang Krus and Tulak (Neal Tan); and Walang Hanggang Paalam (Paolo Villaluna & Ellen Ramos).
In 2003, the Film Ratings Board of the Film Development Council of the Philippines was renamed the Cinema Evaluation Board. Since then (up to September 2010), the CEB has granted a rating to a total of 186 films. Fifty-four films were rated A (a 100 percent rebate of amusement taxes) and 132 films were rated B (65 % rebate).
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