Go ahead quote me

Brillante Mendoza.
Brillante Mendoza.
Jim Jarmusch.
Jim Jarmusch.

I live in a developing country. So is it poverty porn when you are telling stories of society?

DIRECTOR BRILLANTE MENDOZA on criticism that Filipino films favoured by festivals abroad tend to depict slums, corruption and drugs


Just saw the first episode of This is Us and I'm hooked. Cryin' and hooked. Not even wiping away tears for the next episodes. Just gonna let the first ones create tracks for a more even, efficient flow.

SINGER JOHN MAYER on the new Mandy Moore TV drama


For the last 10 or 20 years, I've been studying taiji and qigong. In martial arts, you realise that you can let that energy carry it away from you. You don't go against it. You move it and control it if you can. Maybe the secret of the universe is to go with the grain.

DIRECTOR JIM JARMUSCH on how he moved from non-conformity to contentment

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