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Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from Facebook.com/GKWAMHypothalamus

WATCH: Maine Mendoza, Vic Sotto, Coco Martin are cops on a mission for 2018 MMFF entry

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:03 AM

What happens when top stars from the Kapuso and Kapamilya networks collaborate? Tons of laughs and action, of course.

COP MOVIE. The 3 powerhouse stars collaborate for an MMFF entry. Image from Coco Martin's Instagram account

Here's where you can watch BTS docu 'Burn The Stage: The Movie' in the Philippines

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:33 PM

From the stage to the big screen, ARMY, get ready to watch your favorite Korean boys in this documentary

Rappler Talk: Comedy, idolatry, and social commentary in 'Asuang'

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM

We talk to the director and star of the Cinema One Originals entry has much to say

‘A Star is Born’ review: A riveting debut

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:17 PM

'A Star is Born' is as compelling a deep dive into the world of glitz and glamour as it is an intimate romance

Carlo Aquino to co-star with Nadine Lustre in 'Ulan'

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Many fans can't wait to see how the on-screen dynamics of these two well-loved celebs will play out

Here's how you can rewatch your favorite Marvel movie for P100

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Marvel Studios is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a movie marathon of all 16 films nationwide

‘Wild and Free’ review: Bedazzled in a bed of roses

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

'It is almost as if Wild and Free isn’t aware of how toxic it and its message are'

‘Liway’ review: What's the price of freedom?

Oct 13, 2018 - 1:17 PM

'Liway' is an astounding personal work as it mines its narrative from the memories of Kip Oebanda growing up within the confines of his parents’ prison

WATCH: First live-action 'Aladdin' trailer is shining, shimmering, splendid

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The film is set to hit theaters in May 2019

ALADDIN. Mena Massoud takes on the title role. Screenshot from YouTube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers

WATCH: The first trailer for Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary' will creep you out

Oct 11, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The iconic horror novel of Stephen King is back to life again

Rappler Talk: Bea Alonzo, Aga Muhlach, Paul Soriano on falling in love and 'First Love'

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Director Paul Soriano and lead stars Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo talk to Rappler about the high and lows of love, why ‘First Love’ was a wonder to film, and why we should all be willing to take a risk – especially because it’s nerve-wracking

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Cinema One Originals Festival 2018 entries

Oct 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Which films are you watching?

Photo from Cinema One Originals' Facebook Page

'Call Her Ganda' screens on eve of Jennifer Laude's death anniversary

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:31 PM

PJ Raval's documentary explores Jennifer's violent death and its aftermath

CALL HER GANDA. Jennifer Laude's death and its aftermath is explored in a documentary by PJ Raval. Screenshot from Facebook.com/CallHerGanda

Who is Matthew Libatique, the Fil-Am cinematographer of 'A Star Is Born?'

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:39 AM

The Oscar-nominated cinematographer used the first-person perspective to bring the critically-acclaimed film even more to life

'Venom' review: Toxic universe

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'It is so limp in everything it wants to do, it fails to penetrate anything'

‘Para sa Broken Hearted’ review: Skinny love

Oct 07, 2018 - 1:30 PM

'Para sa Broken Hearted' maximizes the conceit of tragic romances being narrated seemingly out of nowhere and to the most random of strangers

'Tres' review: Three stumps

Oct 06, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'Tres' falls very short of its ambition

Tres. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rapler

Showing in Hong Kong: Documentary on Filipinos who moderate social media content

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'The Cleaners,' a documentary by German directors Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, is part of the Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Hong Kong

Davao student wins global 'Venom' poster contest

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:48 PM

22-year-old Jeuz Sumangil’s work stood out among 3,600 contenders from all over the world

‘Slender Man’ review: Thin scares, thinner imagination

Sep 30, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The most frustrating about it is not that it's slender in scares, but slender in imagination

'Smallfoot' review: A Mountain of pleasant surprises

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'At first glance, the animated film seems bereft of original ideas'

MORE THAN A ROMP. 'Smallfoot' starts slow but all of a sudden, it gets better, exponentially. Image courtesy of Warner Bros.

'Exes Baggage' review: Barely any false notes

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Exes Baggage is a love story that is aware of the attitudes that define the generation of its lovers'

REUNION. One-time real-life lovers Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban star in 'Exes Baggage.' Image courtesy of Black Sheep

Bong Revilla's sons star in action-thriller 'Tres'

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The movie, starring the detained senator's sons Jolo, Luigi, and Bryan, is a trilogy that tells the story of anti-drug law enforcers, drug traffickers, and drug users

Tres. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rapler

LOOK: The first trailer of 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' is here

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Next year, witness the rise of X-Men’s omega mutant, Jean Grey

Zendaya on 'Smallfoot,' and staying curious

Sep 27, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The actress talks about her latest role: a fluffy yeti in Warner Bros' new animated film

ZENDAYA. The actress lends her voice to 'Smallfoot.' All photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

'Signal Rock' is official PH entry to Oscars

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The film will be considered for a nomination along with entries from all over the world

OSCARS-BOUND. 'Signal Rock,' the country's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards, stars award-winning actor Christian Bables. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

The final 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer has finally dropped

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:41 PM

Ready to see Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp battle it out in the wizarding world?

7 Filipino artists among contenders in worldwide 'Venom' fan art contest

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

7 Filipino talents were shortlisted by Talenthouse and the Venom Team, including Tom Hardy himself

Brillante Mendoza's 'Alpha, The Right To Kill' competes in int’l film festival

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Mendoza represents the Philippines at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this September

‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ review: Mischief in sheep’s clothing

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'The House with a Clock in its Walls' surprises even if it doesn’t need to

Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) trades witty insults with her friend Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) in "The House With A Clock in Its Walls," the spine-tingling, magical adventure of a boy who goes to live with his eccentric uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. Based on the first volume in the beloved children's series of books, the film is directed by master frightener Eli Roth. Photo by Universal Pictures

'Abay Babes' review: Sometimes sexy, mostly senseless

Sep 23, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Don Cuaresma’s 'Abay Babes' is a film that is never shy of where it sources its pleasures

SEXY, SILLY. Is this new movie worth the watch? Photo from Viva Films

IN PHOTOS: Touring the Singapore of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

See the chapel where Colin married Araminta, walk on the same steps as Eleanor Young, eat at the same restaurant as Rachel and Peik Lin, and more – all without having to be crazy, rich, or even Asian.

'Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka' review: Always broken hearts

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:49 PM

'Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka' is most delightful when it ridicules our inexplicable infatuation with heartaches

'Different perspectives': Director for Robin Padilla's Marawi movie resigns

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'Children of the Lake,' produced by Robin Padilla, Piolo Pascual, and Joyce Bernal, is about the 2017 Marawi siege

Movie reviews: All 6 films in the 2018 ToFarm film festival

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives his take on this year's entries

WATCH: The first 'Captain Marvel' trailer is finally here

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:38 PM

Take your first look at Marvel's much-awaited heroine

IT'S OUT. 'Captain Marvel' drops in 2019. Screenshot from the movie trailer

'The Hopeful Romantic' review: Delightful screwball

Sep 15, 2018 - 9:18 PM

'The Hopeful Romantic' is actually smarter than it looks

'Wander Bra' review: Boob humor

Sep 15, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The film is consistently grounded on bad taste.

'The Nun' review: Sister hack

Sep 09, 2018 - 5:10 PM

'The Nun' abuses darkness out of convenience

'Petmalu' review: Old, musty, best forgotten

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:41 AM

All of the conflicts that the film tries to tie together are torturously generic

‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ review: Stripping the hero

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:26 PM

'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral' cleverly avoids flattery, stripping the young general of all the myths that decades of misinformed idolatry have afforded him

'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser' hides a sweet heart in a deceptive romance

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Netlfix’s latest romantic comedy is a well-acted, vibrant take on high school identity, but isn’t as successful as a tale of teenage love

Image courtesy of Netflix

FIRST LOOK: Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

Sep 06, 2018 - 9:55 AM

'Captain Marvel' hits cinemas in 2019

FULL LIST: ToFarm Film Festival lineup

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

The festival runs from September 12-18

Jerrold Tarog on 'Goyo': 'Self-reflection, introspection' for Filipinos

Sep 05, 2018 - 1:01 PM

'Kung si Luna apoy, si Goyo para siyang tubig. Ganun ang daloy ng kwento,' says Jerrold of the film

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Stolen 'Wizard of Oz' slippers found after 13 years

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:53 PM

US authorities announce they had recovered the famous sequined shoes - one of 4 pairs worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 American classic film

A woman looks at the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in the 1939 movie 'The Wizard of OZ' displayed at the Hollywood Costume exhibition in the Victoria and Alebrt Museum in London on October 17, 2012. The slippers, on a generous four week loan from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC, are on public display in Europe for the first time in history. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL

WATCH: Shannon Purser and Noah Centineo star in ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The YA rom-com is set to premiere on Netflix on September 7

INTERNET BAE. Noah Centineo stars as yet another hot-but-sensitive jock in 'Sierra Burgess is a Loser.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Willem Dafoe: 'I flirted with Van Gogh's ghost'

Sep 04, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The actor stars as Vincent Van Gogh in 'At Eternity's Gate'

Actor Willem Dafoe arrives for the premiere of the film "At Eternity's Gate" presented in competition on September 3, 2018 during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI