Fiel Estrella
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‘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.
Under your skin
by Fiel Estrella - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
In Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, the matriarch of the financially struggling Kim family corrects her husband when he says rich people can still be nice despite their wealth...
Working class heroes
by Fiel Estrella - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
If the sudden influx of coworking spaces and longer operating hours for coffee shops in Metro Manila and beyond are any indication, freelancing has become a viable and stable source of income for Filipinos, especially...
Love is a battlefield
by Fiel Estrella - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
What if an app told you somebody has feelings for you? The new Netflix K-Drama ‘Love Alarm’ makes the case for back-to-basics romance under a high-technology premise.
The sun still rises
by Fiel Estrella - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sandbox Collective’s ‘Dani Girl’ returns with faces old and new, and a stronger emphasis on positive thinking and hope.
One for the books
by Fiel Estrella - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
For Elda Rotor, the Filipino vice president and publisher of Penguin Classics, representation and diversity are the key to keeping literature alive.
After laughter
by Fiel Estrella - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Michael V sees his new movie, Family History, as something of a comeback.
Barre none
by Fiel Estrella - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Dynamic barre studio Physique 57 has taken its innovative and graceful classical ballet-infused fitness methods to Manila.
The times, they are a-changin’
by Fiel Estrella - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
When it landed on Netflix in October 2017, Stranger Things 2 was the perfect Halloween treat, all autumn leaves and Ghostbusters costumes and things that go bump in the night.
Fit to be you and me
by Fiel Estrella - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
July is fast approaching and the year is almost half done.
Hold me closer, tiny dancer
by Fiel Estrella - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
With grace and honesty, ‘Rocketman’ maps out the journey Elton John has taken to become a soul man — and provides refreshing LGBT visibility along the way.
The French connection
by Fiel Estrella - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
This year’s French Film Festival showcases comedies and tearjerkers about the strong ties that bring people together.
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