Citizen Mike and Other Artists

"Citizen Jake," the comeback movie of director Mike de Leon, starts its commercial run in Manila today, and those of us abroad can only hope that it will likewise show in our neck of the woods. The famously reclusive director jokes that this movie could be his swan song. Veteran journalist Sylvia L. Mayuga, an avid Mike de Leon watcher, says it more profoundly in her review.  It is also "his strongest challenge yet to the society he has surprised and challenged throughout his career."  Let's hope “Citizen Jake” will have an international showing. 

Washington D.C.-based contributor Titchie Carandang-Tiongson writes a review of Hello Universe, the children's book that won for its Fil-Am author, Erin Entrada Kelly, the coveted Newbery Medal (for outstandng children's literature) for 2018. 

PF Correspondent Anthony Maddela profiles freelance art director and concept artist Jacqueline "Jax" Jocson who he describes as "The Dragon Lady of Game Development."

Here are the In The Know links for this week:

8 of the Leading Filipino Scientists Who Make Us Proud

She’ll Play the Jewish Mother, and Wants Other Asian-Americans to Get the Best Parts, Too

Britain’s Best Home Cook: Meet Josie, the Glasgow girl flying the flag for Scotland news/homenews/16193010.___I_ho pe_Glasgow___s_proud_of_me____ _Meet_the_Dennistoun_girl_flyi ng_the_flag_for_Scotland_on_ BBC___s_new_cooking_series/

A Workplace Potluck Filled With Filipino Food And Memories thesalt/2018/05/04/601837774/ a-workplace-potluck-filled- with-filipino-food-and- memories

For Video of the Week, we look back at the Biography's 2001 episode on Imelda Marcos.

And for the Happy Home Cook, Adobong Baka from Kulinarya.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino