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Lara Jean still has a lot of growing up to do in ‘P.S. I Still Love You.’
by Fiel Estrella - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The sequel to ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ got certain things right about its heroine’s character development — with a little misstep or two.
Seventeen’s ode to Manila
by Fiel Estrella - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The South Korean boy group makes its way back to local shores for another night of bright performances, whip-smart banter, and impromptu breakdancing.
The sun is also a star
by Fiel Estrella - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Descendants of the Sun’ co-stars Jennylyn Mercado and Dingdong Dantes reveal what makes the show different from its South Korean counterpart — and just why their pairing works.
Studio Ghibli finds a new home on Netflix
by Fiel Estrella - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
In an effort to make them more accessible, the entire catalogue of the Japanese animation studio will be available to stream for the first time, with subtitles and dubs in over 20 languages.
The world as Prafull Sawant sees it
by Fiel Estrella - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The multi-awarded watercolorist is known for the realism in his work — a quality influenced by his many travels to different cities across the globe.
The Academy needs to do better
by Fiel Estrella - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The road to true diversity and representation in Hollywood has been a long and difficult one — and having these efforts be ignored by the Oscars isn’t helping.
What makes a house an ‘Adorable Home’
by Fiel Estrella - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
A just-launched mobile game puts a whole new spin on virtual cat collecting and home decorating with packed lunches and animal visitors ranging from ducks to koalas.
Pop songs are for getting through your twenties
by Fiel Estrella - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Some singers were meant to fade into obscurity — but some of them rise from the ashes and keep on making anthems for girls and the women they’re growing up to be.
Class rage goes to the movies
by Fiel Estrella - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
From ‘Knives Out’ to ‘Parasite,’ the past year’s most talked-about cinema explores every intricacy of the gap between rich and poor and, in some instances, turns it on its head.
‘The Witcher’ showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich on how the show came together
by Fiel Estrella - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The Netflix series — the latest in a long line of adaptations for the fantasy book series of the same name — is a stunning show of monsters and magic, but at its heart, it’s still all about humanity....
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ brings the fanservice — for better or worse
by Fiel Estrella - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The stakes are high and the journey is long, but the finale to the latest ‘Star Wars’ trilogy conveniently remains on well-tread ground.
‘The Kleptocrats’ dares to dig deeper
by Fiel Estrella - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Filmmaker Havana Marking discusses how her critically acclaimed documentary investigated one of the most shocking and fascinating financial crimes in the world, and why we’re all so invested in stories of...
.GIFF breaks new ground
by Fiel Estrella - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Globe’s Festival of New Cinema celebrates the power of precise storytelling with a focus on the short film format.
‘Maleficent’ tries to explore beyond happily ever after
by Fiel Estrella - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
With a royal union threatened by a war between kingdoms, the sequel ‘Mistress of Evil’ professes that there’s even more to Maleficent and Aurora’s story than meets the eye.
The slow but steady pace of ‘The Biannual Skinny’
by Fiel Estrella - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In a cultural landscape that demands content, this independent publication dares to bring back an idea often taken for granted: creating in order to create.
Built for adventure
by Fiel Estrella - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
All of us, girls and boys alike, grew up with playing with building blocks — Legos, specifically. You could make anything as long as your imagination willed it: castles ruled by kings and queens, racecars,...
Miracle worker
by Fiel Estrella - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Coming back to The Sandbox Collective’s staging of Himala: Isang Musikal after over a year, actress and singer-songwriter Aicelle Santos is excited, if a little nervous.
Pre-loved paradise
by Fiel Estrella - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
The largest indoor bazaar event in Singapore has retro games, tarot cards, vintage fashion, and all the best deals — everything the Carousell experience is, now in real life.
Fear itself
by Fiel Estrella - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
With a talented young cast, committed practical effects and tension-filled terror that went beyond jump scares, and a refreshing new take on the iconic creature Pennywise, Andy Muschietti’s 2017 adaptation...
Take me to the place
by Fiel Estrella - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The EXplOration Tour brings Exo back to Manila for two nights of brilliant light shows, silly onstage banter, and out-of-this-world performances.
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