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‘Kung Paano Siya Nawala’ review: Hard to forget

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:41 PM

'Kung Paano Siya Nawala' is a romance that savors the beauty of faults

'Mula sa Buwan' explores friend zones and war zones

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The acclaimed musical returns for a sixteen-show run

IT'S BACK. Mula sa Buwan is really about consequence, of pieces falling apart, and how people put their lives back together. Image courtesy of Mula Sa Buwan

‘Class of 2018’ review: School of schlock

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'Class of 2018' is overly ambitious to a fault

Facebook refuses to delete post critical of Singapore gov't

Nov 10, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Singapore's government agencies slam the posted Facebook article as 'clearly false, defamatory, and attacks Singapore'

FACEBOOK. A big logo created from pictures of Facebook users worldwide is pictured in the company's Data Center, its first outside the US on November 7, 2013 in Lulea, in Swedish Lapland. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

'All Souls Night' review: Paper-thin horror

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:38 AM

'All Souls Night' has already used up most of its tricks, most of which are overused tropes

‘To Love Some Buddy’ review: A certain kind of light

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:30 AM

'It has a certain kind of lightness that doesn’t just simply surrender to blind silliness for empty giggles'

RIGHT MIX. Without resorting to overbearing seriousness, 'To Love Some Buddy' isn’t just empty fluff. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Binge-worthy: 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:00 AM

This tale of witchcraft and coming of age packs lots of thrills

BINGE-WORTH? Certainly. Image courtesy of Netflix

Binge-worthy: 'Daredevil' season 3

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:01 PM

A powerful villain returns, and a new one arrives to wreak havoc on Hell’s Kitchen

BINGE-WORTHY? Has there been a superhero show with as much self-doubt and trepidation as 'Daredevil?' Image from Netflix

'First Love' review: Never lasts

Oct 23, 2018 - 4:00 PM

This is a romance that is as vanilla as vanilla can get

Movie reviews: All 9 films in the 2018 Cinema One Originals Festival

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Which films stood out?

'The Haunting of Hill House' is psychological family horror done right

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The new horror series from director Mike Flanagan proves to be one of Netflix’s better dramas, with strong performances and lots of creeping dread.

WORTH THE WATCH? ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ shows us that hell is other people. Still courtesy of Netflix

‘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

James Jimenez resigns as point person for election source code review

Oct 15, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Elections spokesman James Jimenez takes responsibility for a university launch of the project where the image of an actress in a bathing suit was flashed onscreen

‘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

'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

‘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

Comelec opens 2019 election system to scrutiny

Sep 27, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The Commission on Elections says the local source code review 'seeks to build trust and confidence' in the automated election system for 2019

VOTE-COUNTING MACHINES. Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez demonstrates the security features of its vote-counting machines before members of the media and election watchdogs on January 25, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

This concert proved some of the best things in life do come free

Sep 26, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The Hashtags, Ben&Ben, Gloc9, Shanti Dope, Moira, KZ Tandingan, and Bamboo – here's what you missed

Binge-Worthy: 'BoJack Horseman' season 5

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

In the latest 'BoJack Horseman' outing, no karma is the worst karma

‘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

'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

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

'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


'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.

Binge-Worthy: Iron Fist, Season 2

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

New season improves on the last — but only just

'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

'Spider-Man' PS4 review: More than a heroic experience

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man is a complete and spectacular 'Spider-Man' experience. It’s fast, fluid, funny and stays true to the character

Photos from Sony/Spider-Man


Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener': A grandiose pop panorama

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Sugary with discotheque beats and oozing with confidence, Ariana Grande’s 'Sweetener' sizzles as her most empowering, most dynamic album to date

Singer Ariana Grande sings during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018.  Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON

‘The Equalizer 2’ review: Overlong calm before the storm

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:41 PM

'The Equalizer 2' is an even more peculiar actioner than its predecessor

The Equalizer 2. Photo by Columbia Pictures

'The Hows of Us' review: Safe but sound

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:53 PM

There is enough sparkle in 'The Hows of Us' to wade over its unconvincing passages

IN PHOTOS: Boyzone in Manila for farewell tour

Aug 28, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Irish boyband returns to the Philippines one more time before bidding goodbye

Boyzone, 25th Anniversary & Farwell Tour

'Miss Granny' review: Lovelier in parts than a whole

Aug 25, 2018 - 4:26 PM

'Joyce Bernal’s remake is more a spotlight as to what kind of artist Geronimo has become'

'MISS GRANNY.' Is the Filipino remake worth watching? Image from the movie trailer

'Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation' review: Outrageously silly

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:47 AM

'Hotel Transylvania 3' is just unabashedly silly

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Chance the Rapper in Manila: 'Y'all just killed that show'

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The Chicago-born rap star proves to be a dynamo performer in his first Philippine show, where he takes everyone to church.

CHANCE IN MANILA. The rap star performs in his first headlining show in Asia and the Philippines. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

'Crazy Rich Asians' review: On the money

Aug 22, 2018 - 1:49 PM

'Crazy Rich Asians' is fabulously clever, writes film critic Oggs Cruz

ON THE MONEY. 'Crazy Rich Asians' is both tender and light. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC

'Balangiga: Howling Wilderness' review: Powerful and tender

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:06 PM

'Balangiga: Howling Wilderness navigates its seemingly simple narrative around the very relevant tenuous relations the Philippines has with America'

PURSUIT OF FREEDOM. Khavn dela Cruz’s Balangiga: Howling Wilderness is also a story of escape. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Movie reviews: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018, part 2

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:57 AM

Film critic Oggs Cruz reviews 'Signal Rock,' 'The Day After Valentine’s,' 'Unli Life, and 'We Will Not Die Tonight'

Movie reviews: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018, part 1

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives us a lowdown on 'Ang Babaeng Allergic sa Wifi,' 'Bakwit Boys,' 'Madilim ang Gabi,' and 'Pinay Beauty'

'Grandma' sees Unique Salonga carving his own musical path

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

With his solo debut, the former IV of Spades frontman says goodbye to disco and searches for identity in the sounds of psychedelic rock.

SOLO FLIGHT. Unique Salonga releases 'Grandma,' his 12-track debut album as a solo artist. Image from Facebook.com/uniquetsph

'The Meg' review: Bigger isn't always better

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:38 PM

'The Meg' goes on a bit longer than it should