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Awards season upon us
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When it comes to honoring the previous year’s best in film and television, the months of January to early March have traditionally been that period of the year when awards season fever hits hardest.
Happy holiday streaming!
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
If you’re enjoying the almost traffic-free city during the period between Christmas and the first weekend of January, you’ll also know that this is Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) time.
The now & tomorrow of our local tourism
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Some quarters made the comment that my last Wry Bread column, about Bangkok, seemed to belittle the efforts of our local tourism industry.
Loving Bangkok...begrudgingly
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
For the second time in eight months, I found myself in Bangkok. And I must confess it’s now my favorite ASEAN city to visit — and it earns that status for a myriad of reasons, some even conflicting ones....
Opera, updated & on your lap
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
When was the last time you watched opera here in Manila? Or more to the point, when was the last time you’d even bother to watch opera? Admittedly, it’s a niche musical and theatrical genre that doesn’t...
Juana’s green message
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Everywhere you look nowadays, one lifestyle trend you can be grateful for is that of being more careful about what you put in your body, turning to healthier eating.
Steeped in style & luxury
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Ever since Diego Della Valle expanded his father’s shoemaking business in Italy, and rechristened it as Tod’s in the 1970s, he’s been a true innovator, keeping one step ahead of the curve, and setting...
Scent-sible choices
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
How often have we entered a department store and felt “harassed” by the sales people at the cosmetics and fragrances section, pushing us to be spritzed or to sniff some scented piece of paper.
The world of Nagoya & ofurozuki
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Japan has always been one of the global cultures that truly fascinates me; and I love visiting the country, discovering new cities and places to go.
Creating & creative — the Filipino now
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
With the constant advances in technology and the rapid democratization of its use in devices, and such platforms as social media, it’s no surprise to find the Filipino today more than ready and eager to express...
The state of our prostate
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
For men who’ve reached the age of 40, a yearly medical check on the state of our prostate is a health-must.
Tsim Sha Tsui’s found horizon: Kowloon revisited
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - July 1, 2018 - 12:00am
When one mentions Lost Horizon, one will either remember the 1933 James Hilton novel, Frank Capra’s 1937 film adaptation, or the musical film remake directed by Charles Jarrott in 1973.
C’est Magique
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
For 23 years now, the annual French Film Festival has been creating virtual magic — bringing us a little closer to the culture and language of France, and putting on display the creativity of its film directors...
The musical sound of anger
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Lav Diaz’s latest opus is the Globe Studios/Epic Media/Sine Olivia co-production, Ang Panahon ng Halimaw; and as with any Lav film, it requires total commitment and dedicated effort. Watching a Lav Diaz film...
Poking fun at the superhero genre
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The foul-mouthed, wisecracking superhero Deadpool is back; and when I say “stand-up,” it carries a double meaning.
As cool as hair condition
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Hair loss, hair thinning, hair and scalp issues — for 37 years now, Svenson has carved a niche as the go-to expert when these problems come one’s way.
A fairy tale at heart
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Showing exclusively at selected Ayala Cinemas, Wes Anderson’s stop animation feature, Isle of Dogs, earned him a Silver Bear Best Director earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival.
First solo flight
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 25, 2018 - 12:00am
When you consider that Star Wars IX will still hit the screens in 2019, it would seem that Solo: A Star Wars Story is something of a gift egg from Lucasfilm and Disney for all those holding their breath in anticipation...
Bangkok: From temples to culinary mecca
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
If you think in terms of the historical public radar, Bangkok has had some kind of a ride over the last 25 years.
The loneliness of motherhood
by Philip Cu-Unjieng - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
If you’re one of those moviegoers rueing how all the big releases lately have been comic book superheroes or horror films, and pining for a thinking person’s film release, you can celebrate, head to the...
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