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Kathryn Bernardo on Best Actress win: I feel validated

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

'It’s also not about the sales or how much a movie has earned. It's about the many hearts that you're able to touch through your films.'

'Life-changing moment': Filipino filmmaker wins BAFTA film grant

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Drama del Rosario hopes his documentary would help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and sexual assault, especially involving male survivors

WIN. Student documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario was one of the two winners of the inaugural BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant for his film 'I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)'. Photo by Lan Nguyen.

Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

LOOK: Nadine Lustre, Aga Muhlach team up for Viva project

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:42 AM

What do you think of the team up?

Managers of popular series websites acquitted of piracy in Spain

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:14 PM

A court in Murcia rules the defendants' 3 websites 'did not contain any kind of audiovisual content, but only published the links that led to other servers where the works were put up'

Call for entries to the Asian International Children's Film Festival 2019

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:05 PM

All Filipino high school students grades 10 to 12, except those who have already been to Japan as part of previous Asian International Children's Film Festivals, are encouraged to submit their entries before the deadline on August 16, 2019

[OPINION] Narratives of defiant hope

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:58 AM

The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival has indeed created a welcome space for these singular stories to be told, helping to make sure that 'those without a voice find one'

Spend your next movie night at the 24th French Film Festival

May 31, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Bonjour, movie buffs! A line-up of 15 French films will be screened around Metro Manila, Cebu City, Davao City, and Bacolod City starting June

Liam Gallagher documentary to premiere at Cannes

May 21, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Liam Gallagher: As It Was' is a feature-length documentary on the former Oasis frontman's 'years in the musical wilderness'

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' blows Cannes away

May 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

The critically-acclaimed biopic on Elton John's life receives an extended standing ovation at the Cannes film festival

Film about the Christchurch mosque massacre announced at Cannes

May 16, 2019 - 12:17 PM

'Hello Brother' is co-written by Egyptian producer Moez Masoud, who will also produce the movie

A police officer secures the area in front of the Masjid al Noor mosque after a shooting incident in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. - Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 49 dead on March 15, with one gunman -- identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. (Photo by Tessa BURROWS / AFP)

Sylvester Stallone to show 'Rambo 5' teaser at Cannes 2019

May 09, 2019 - 10:34 AM

'Rambo V: Last Blood' will be shown as part of the out of competition in Cannes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 14: Sylvester Stallone attends "Creed II" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on November 14, 2018 in New York City. John Lamparski/Getty Images/AFP

Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' to compete at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The highly-awaited film starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie is heading to Cannes this month

Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

May 02, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The film will be part of the festival's Director's Fortnight section

PREMIERE. 'Ang Hupa' by Lav Diaz is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Image courtesy of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

Co-founder of Sundance Film Festival pleads guilty to child sex abuse

May 01, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Sterling Van Wagenen faces between 6 years and life in prison

Surprise! Beyonce drops 'Homecoming' album in time for Netflix film

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:34 PM

Beyonce releases the 'Homecoming' live album from her Coachella performance

INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella/AFP

WATCH: 'Kimi no Na wa' director releases trailer and poster for new anime movie

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You' is directed by Makoto Shinkai, the man behind anime masterpiece 'Kimi no Na wa'

WATCH: Beyonce runs our world in Netflix's 'Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce' trailer

Apr 09, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Queen Bey is heading for Netflix domination this April 17

Anti-abortion film 'Unplanned' a surprise box office success in the U.S.

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The 'pro-life' movie produced by a Christian studio brings in more than $8.6 million to date

French New Wave film pioneer Agnes Varda dies at 90

Mar 30, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Agnes Varda, the only woman director to rise from the New Wave film scene in the 1960s, dies after a battle with cancer

WATCH: Behind the scenes with the 'Triple Frontier' boys

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Have you watched this Netflix action thriller yet?

Fil-Am movie 'Yellow Rose' to open 35th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'Yellow Rose' stars Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada

'Captain Marvel' still a powerful force at the box office

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The female-led superhero flick takes in an additional $68 million on its second weekend, making its foreign grand total $494 million so far

From 'Gimik: The Reunion,' to 'Captain Barbell,' restored Pinoy films hit big screen anew

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Audiences can catch their beloved Pinoy films at the ‘Reelive the Classics’ festival at Santolan Town Plaza

THROWBACK. A restored version of 'Gimik: The Reunion' is screening along with other Pinoy classics at the 'Reelive the Classics' festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn

New films to debut on Friday instead of Wednesday

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:18 PM

FDCP Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra talks about the change in a Facebook post

LIZA DIÑO. The chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines announces upcoming changes in the local film industry. Photo courtesy of FDCP

How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The film injects new life into the most famous space mission of all time, which transfixed the world from July 16-24, 1969

APOLLO 11. US Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin is shown walking near the Lunar Module 20 July 1969 during the Apollo 11 space mission. Visible as a reflection in Aldrin's visor is Neil Armstrong, the man who took the photo. Photo by NASA

Ina Raymundo, Ai-Ai delas Alas bag Best Actress award at film festival in Portugal

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The actresses won for their performances at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

BEST ACTRESSES. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Ina Raymundo win at the Oporto International Film Festival. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Rappler animated short 'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' to be screened in Chicago

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:00 AM

'Imprisoned: Raising My Baby Behind Bars' is set to be shown on March 7 at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Annual Conference

'Train Your Dragon 3' stays soaring atop North American box office

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Hiccup and Toothless top the North American box office for a second straight weekend

‘Second Coming’ review: Style, sensation, and a flimsy story

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Jet Leyco's horror film, sadly, succumbs to being flatly predictable,' movie critic Oggs Cruz says

'How To Train Your Dragon 3' flies high to top of box office

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:28 PM

'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' makes a soaring debut at the North American box office, earning $55 million on its first weekend

Indie actor Kristofer King dies

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The actor is best known for his roles in Brillante Mendoza's movies

'Time and Again' review: Stuck in a time warp

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:51 PM

'The biggest problem of the film is that it turns into a big deal what essentially is an inconsequential romance,' movie critic Oggs Cruz says

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