THE X-PAT FILES
Randall Park: ‘Before Fresh Off the Boat, the idea of having an Asian family on American TV was absurd.’
by Scott Garceau - May 31, 2020 - 12:00am
You know comic actor Randall Park from basically everywhere.
Spending lockdown with a ghost?
by Scott Garceau - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
It happens. You spend enough time locked inside, you start noticing things.
‘The Last Dance’ is a gift for starving NBA fans
by Scott Garceau - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The story behind The Last Dance, the Netflix 10-part series that takes us behind the scenes of the Chicago Bulls’ threepeat 1998 NBA season, is that it’s a timely gift to a world trapped indoors while...
Tigers moms, troubled moms, badass moms
by Scott Garceau - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Most Mother’s Day articles are cut from the same fabric.
‘Time to hunt’ is a K-drama with a twist
by Scott Garceau - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
If Parasite taught the world anything, it’s that Korean cinema isn’t just one thing.
The philippines makes a cameo in ‘Westworld’
by Scott Garceau - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
When even the Philippines pops up in HBO’s Westworld, you know the future is closer than you think.
Jane Goodall: ‘The sad thing about this pandemic is that we have brought it on ourselves’
by Scott Garceau - April 22, 2020 - 12:00am
‘Mother Teresa for the environment’ Jane Goodall speaks out on mankind’s odds for survival and the need to keep a safe distance from animals.
The good, the bad and the weird in ‘Tiger King’
by Scott Garceau - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Other than the coronavirus and its daily consequences to society, if there’s any more vivid proof needed of Yeats’ line that “things fall apart, the center cannot hold,” it’s in the...
Did some writers predict COVID-19 a long time ago?
by Scott Garceau - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
I like to look at tealeaves. They make pretty patterns on the bottom of my teacup.
Caution: binge-watching pandemic movies can be habit-forming
by Scott Garceau - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Stuck inside the house?
A Spotify ‘plaguelist’ for these COVID times
by Scott Garceau - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Okay, this is going to seem like very bad taste, in light of fears over Covid-19, but I tend to do this whenever anything weird or seasonal happens: I create a music playlist.
Disney’s uncanny valley
by Scott Garceau - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
In Disney’s Call of the Wild, there’s a certain reassuring quality in hearing Harrison Ford deliver the same kind of flat, growly voiceover he did in the original cut of Blade Runner, the one that Ridley...
How to disappear completely
by Scott Garceau - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Invisible Man, a rethink of the 1933 James Whale horror classic, asks the question: What if a woman is being stalked by a guy, but nobody believes her because… he’s invisible?
Hard Rock Café adds heavy metal to its menu
by Scott Garceau - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Take a seat next to the stage at Hard Rock Café at the ground level of Glorietta 3 tonight: Ice Bucket is taking the Meat Loaf challenge, larynx-shredding their way through a set that opens with I Would Do...
A Marcosian game of thrones
by Scott Garceau - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In a way, the fact that The Kingmaker, the Lauren Greenfield documentary about the Marcoses.
Trafalgar lets you relive ‘The two Popes’
by Scott Garceau - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s a no-brainer that when Filipinos visit Italy for the first time, they make a beeline for the Vatican (Roman Catholic kasi).
DC’s all-girl vendetta squad
by Scott Garceau - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s no mystery why Margot Robbie was the only Suicide Squad cast member given a sequel besides the fact that most of the dudes in that film died, Harley Quinn was the most interesting character in sight.
‘1917’ takes us through world war hell
by Scott Garceau - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
All worries that Sam Mendes’ 1917 will just be a copycat period war epic based in real time à la Dunkirk vanish with the opening shot: two lance corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, aka Tommen in Game...
‘Jojo Rabbit’ and the lighter side of nazi Germany
by Scott Garceau - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Humor is tragedy plus time,” Mark Twain once observed.
Dave Chappelle kills ’em softly in Manila
by Scott Garceau - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Dave Chappelle walks onto the Solaire Theatre stage to whooping cheers as though he’s just glided in from his living room, where he was plunked down on the sofa; he’s wearing baggy black sweatpants, topped...
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