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Wars hit Berlin filmfest as Netflix lesbian drama premieres

Feb 14, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Elisa and Marcela' tells the true story of a gay marriage in Spain a century ago

'Lego' sequel disappoints at North American box office

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:39 PM

'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' performed below estimates from the studio and industry predictions

LEGO 2. The animated sequel stars the voices of Hollywood stars like Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. Photo from Lego Movie's Instagram account

IN PHOTOS: FDCP Film Ambassadors Night 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The Film Development Council of the Philippines honors 86 artists in the film and television industry

'Elise' review: Love at first sight

Feb 09, 2019 - 3:53 PM

'It is just one lovely film where elements that do not normally gel, beautifully collide,' movie critic Oggs Cruz says

'Tol' review: Tons of fun

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:22 PM

There's more to Miko Livelo's 'Tol' than its well-made gag reel and unabashed silliness

Bollywood film hailed for centering on lesbian romance

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:02 AM

It is being lauded as the first mainstream Indian film to show parents dealing with their daughter being in a same-sex relationship

Thai cave rescue film to be released on mission anniversary

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The first film on the dramatic cave rescue will be a genuine retelling of the gripping mission, directed by Thai-born director Tom Waller

Filipino-American director Bobby Rubio to release Disney Pixar short film

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Bobby Rubio's short film 'Float' features two Filipino characters

The most anticipated of Philippine cinema this 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Exciting projects await Philippine cinema’s centennial year

The 2018 MMFF was the 'highest grossing' ever

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Organizers of the festival say the 2018 edition has surpassed previous Christmas and New Year records

Gawad Alternatibo 2019 call for entries

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission for the Gawad Alternatibo is on or before March 15, not later than 6pm, at the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division Office

MMFF 2018 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The film festival formally ends January 7

Disney rakes in $7.325 billion at 2018 box office

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:34 PM

2018 is Disney's second best year at the box office to date

‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ review: Skeletons in the closet

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

'Rainbow’s Sunset' is lousy in both crafting and concept

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Rainbow's Sunset' wins the top awards, plus 2 special jury prizes

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:32 PM

'Rainbow's Sunset' takes home the Best Picture plum

MMFF 2018 WINNERS. The MMFF 2018 awards the best in this year's festival. Images from the MMFF trailers

MMFF 2018: Movie reviews

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Here's your guide to all the films in the MMFF

‘Aurora’ review: Dead in the water

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:06 PM

'Aurora' is a film that could have benefited from focusing on mood instead of shock

What makes ’Girl in the Orange Dress’ different, as shared by Jessy Mendiola

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Jessy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jericho Rosales

GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS. Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola are starring the upcoming romantic comedy. Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: The floats and stars up close at MMFF 2018 Parade

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The parade kicks off the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival!

THROUGH THE RAIN. Vice Ganda waves to fans even as the rain pours at the MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars. Rappler Screenshot

‘Fantastica’ stars Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Richard Gutierrez on their on-set family

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Donny, Kisses, and Richard are appearing in the upcoming film along with an all-star cast led by Vice Ganda

DONKISS. Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan are part of the star-studded cast of 'Fantastica.' Rappler Screenshot

Eddie Garcia on being gay: ‘God created you that way, there’s nothing wrong with it’

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'

EDDIE GARCIA. The veteran actor is starring in the MMFF entry 'Rainbow's Sunset.' Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The annual parade saw stars brave the rains to represent their films

FOR THE STARS. Fans crowd the route of the 2018 MMFF parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Heavy rain delays MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

It literally rained on their parade

MMFF PARADE. Heavy rain results in delays for this year's grand parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Anne Curtis bags award from ‘Variety’ and Macau film fest

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The actress is part of the elite 'Asian Stars: Up Next Award' of 2018

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 parade route

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:00 AM

The parade happens on December 23 in Parañaque

In its 40th year, Havana film festival a far cry from its heyday

Dec 05, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro, Serbian director Emir Kusturic,a and American provocateur Michael Moore are headlining the showcase of Latin American cinema

View of the official poster of the 40th Havana Film Festival in a street of Havana, on December 3, 2018. - The festival runs from next December 6 to 16. (Photo by ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP)

'Respeto' bags 2 international awards

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The indie musical drama is recognized by film festivals in Germany and India

Born in Film: A photo exhibit by Franz Lopez

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:08 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The man behind Born in Film is Franz Lopez, a photographer and artist who aims to help revive the traditional art form of film photography

Nadine Lustre, Sam Concepcion to star in dance film 'Indak'

Nov 23, 2018 - 1:13 PM

'This movie is not just your typical dance movie,' says Director Paul Basinillo

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 movie posters

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Which poster is your favorite?

'Godfather' of Hong Kong film, producer behind Bruce Lee, dies

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Raymond Chow, who produced movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Way of the Dragon,' dies at 91

Filipinos bag 11 awards at the International Film Festival Manhattan

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It was a landslide of wins for the Filipino film community in New York City

CineFilipino winner ‘The Eternity Between Seconds’ bags award in Cape Town

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:09 PM

The film, starring Yeng Constantino and TJ Trinidad, was recognized at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival

Movie reviews: All 5 2018 QCinema Circle Competition films

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz dishes out his takes on this year's QCinema Circle Competition entries

Call for entries: 2nd Maginhawa Film Festival

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2018

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

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

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

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

SWS survey on democracy, Harry Roque, Chris Evans | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening wRap with Gelo Gonzales

AFP's red-tagging a threat to freedom of expression – artists, directors

Oct 05, 2018 - 6:29 PM

The military claims the Communist Party of the Philippines is recruiting students through martial law film screenings on campus

RED-TAGGING. Members of the film community are up in arms after the military claimed students are being recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines through film screenings. Photo courtesy of Dakila

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

Your primer to 'Folklore,' HBO's new Asian horror series

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:25 PM

HBO’s newest original series places the spotlight on Asia’s rich tradition of scary tales. Read about your newest binge watch – including some fun facts.

HOMEGROWN HORROR. HBO Asia’s horror anthology series ‘Folklore’ retells some the Asian region’s myths and superstitions for the modern era. The six-part first season features episodes from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea. Pictured is a production still from the Thai episode directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

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

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:35 AM

High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility"

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars,' plans release 'slowdown'

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:33 PM

'You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films'

PRESS PAUSE? Is it a case of too much too quick for the Star Wars franchise? Still from the movie trailer

This wedding video is every Marvel Cinematic Universe fan's goals

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:32 PM

What's even better than the video itself? The bride and groom's reaction to its premiere.

INFINITY BEGINS. What happens when two MCU fans get hitched? Screenshot from Wonderlast Films' Facebook page

'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