Tinambac Councilor Jonas Soltes misses the days of “intelligent” movies
Tinambac Councilor Jonas Soltes is longing for a return of the golden days of Philippine cinema.
In a Facebook post, Soltes said he understands why some produce “quickie” movies to counter the “trashy” films of director Darry Yap.
Yap has been accused of producing films that peddle disinformation.
But Soltes said he is sad that cinema has been reduced to a petty war between opposing political camps.
He hopes for a return of the time when films were intelligent. These were the likes of “Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag,” “Oro, Plata, Mata” or “Himala.”
He would like to see more films that offer commentaries on everyone’s sins and errors, and are not just about political colors, he said.
“While we cannot blame those who produce ‘quickie’ movies in response to trashy Darryl Yap films, it’s sad to think that cinema these days is reduced to a petty war between opposing political camps.
Gone are the days when ‘intelligent’ Philippine movies would rise to the level of “Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag” or ‘Oro, Plata, Mata’ or ‘Himala.’ Or when the commentaries would point to the sins and errors of everyone and would not tread political colors,” Soltes posted.