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Fiel Estrella
Fiel Estrella
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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.
We need to talk about Brandon
by Fiel Estrella - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Watching Brightburn, you can’t help but try to categorize it according to different subgenres it could technically fit under.
Cool for the summer
by Fiel Estrella - May 25, 2019 - 9:30am
It was a scorching Saturday in Greenfield District, the only respite from the sun being the shadows cast by trees and skyscrapers around the area.
Create your history
by Fiel Estrella - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
In her latest novel ‘Bone Talk,’ Filipino author Candy Gourlay bridges gaps in the past and ponders identity.
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