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‘Gemini Man’ review: Bored identities

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:44 PM

'Gemini Man' mistakes somberness with seriousness

‘Black Lipstick’ review: Failure to update

Oct 13, 2019 - 12:30 PM

'Black Lipstick' is thoroughly old-fashioned

A teen's thoughts on 'Si Janus Silang at ang Hiwagang may Dalawang Mukha'

Oct 09, 2019 - 9:58 AM

I remember about 4 years ago, I came home one day to find two new books from my father. It was parts one and two of the Janus Silang books. I loved them. I realized that the series has become a part of my life now.

‘Joker’ review: Morbid times

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Definitely, there is power in 'Joker'

‘Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love’ review: Trite and patronizing

Oct 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love' is shallow fare

‘#Jowable’ review: Funny to a fault

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Kim Molina is a dynamic presence in 'Jowable'

‘Kiko En Lala’ review: Nothing to laugh about

Sep 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM

There is talent involved in the making of 'Kiko En Lala' – making its artistic collapse much more infuriating

‘Mario Kart Tour’ quick review: Potentially addictive but beware the microtransactions

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:15 AM

It has the kind of fun you'd expect from a Mario game but those who pay for characters and items may get some advantages

Photo from Twitter/Mario Kart Tour


Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

‘Ad Astra’ review: Stellar humanity

Sep 24, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Ad Astra' is a marvel

‘Marineros’ review: Shallow drama

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The stories in 'Marineros' are definitely ones worth knowing

‘It Chapter Two’ review: More shtick and schlock than lasting scares

Sep 09, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Sadly, 'Chapter Two' is stricken by incoherence

'NBA 2K20' review bombed on Steam, Metacritic

Sep 09, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The popular sports title is currently a target of negative review bombing on the online store and the reviews aggregator

NBA 2K20. Image from 2K Sports


‘Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo’ review: Toxic mediocrity

Sep 08, 2019 - 4:43 PM

'Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo' is a valueless relic, a latecomer that nobody wants around

Binge-worthy: 'Call Me Tita'

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The comedy-drama leaps high, but doesn’t stick the landing

A TITA WORLD. 'Call Me Tita' is iWant's latest original offering. Screenshot from iWant

Binge-worthy: 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3'

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The binge-worthy series starring Eugene Domingo is a hilarious romp through the movie-making process

‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ review: An amazing feat

Sep 02, 2019 - 2:55 PM

What makes 'Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood' truly admirable is that its allegiance to virtues is more apparent than its bitterness

‘The Ghosting’ review: Run-of-the-mill ghost story

Sep 02, 2019 - 11:24 AM

'The Ghosting' doesn’t make its audience care for the fate of any of its characters

‘Mina-anud’ review: Wishy-washy romp

Aug 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

'Mina-anud' is a squandered opportunity

'Just a Stranger' review: Purposeful excesses

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Despite 'Just a Stranger’s' affinity for titillation and sensationalism, it still manages to allow restraint

Mutya Pilipinas 2019: Saan ka?

Aug 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Rappler's pageant contributor Voltaire Tayag weighs in on the 2019 edition of the long-running pageant

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Parasite’ review: Intricate, scathing, entertaining

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Here's why 'Parasite' is a must-watch

‘And Ai, Thank You’ review: Good gags, lousy lessons

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:45 AM

'And Ai, Thank You' is pleasant if only it persisted to be the guiltless bag of gags it should have been

Movie reviews: 2019 Cinemalaya films Part 2

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Here's a review of 'Ani', 'F#*@bois', 'Iska', 'Malamaya', and 'Children of the River'

‘Indak’ review: All the wrong steps

Aug 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'It lacks enthusiasm, verve, and more importantly, substance'

UAAP basketball to introduce 'Video Review Initiative' in Season 82

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:25 PM

New UAAP basketball commissioner Jensen Ilagan aims to use tech-savvy initiatives for fair competition

VIDEO REVIEW. UAAP Season 82 basketball officials will review game footage after each match. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ review: Fun but forgettable

Aug 05, 2019 - 10:28 AM

'Hobbs & Shaw' will inevitably be forgotten once the next and more outrageous Fast & Furious entry comes along

‘Family History’ review: Surprisingly poignant debut

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Family History' is precious because it understands that tears, cries and whimpers aren’t the only logical response to depression

‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ review: Love in a huff

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:02 PM

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' is fine entertainment – one that doesn’t dumb down the issues it puts forward for the sake of a standard happy ending

Sony a6400 video capabilities review: Nails key features a videographer needs

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Overall a reliable unit for amateurs and pros despite a few design missteps here and there

All photos from Paolo Ruiz


OPPO Reno 10x Zoom review: Claim to the throne

Jul 29, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Incredible telephoto shots and a mature design show the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom is primetime-ready

RENO 10X ZOOM. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


‘Midsommar’ review: Frighteningly gorgeous

Jul 28, 2019 - 12:02 PM

'Midsommar' is scant on plot, allowing it to dress itself with ornate details and subtle layers

SONA 2019 review: Paint-by-numbers, a rehash

Jul 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM

We review the latest SONA as a cinematic experience – because why not?

‘My Letters to Happy’ review: Beyond good intentions

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'My Letters to Happy' is thankfully a film that doesn’t use its good intentions to bandage its flaws and deficiencies

‘The Lion King’ review: Bloated, unnecessary spectacle

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The Lion King' is all shine but no spirit

'Stop Kiss' review: Love is Love

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:04 PM

Critically-acclaimed play returns for its first run in 16 years

'Kolateral' rages against the 'drug war' – here’s why you need to listen

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:12 PM

What happens when data and art channel their anger towards a deadly 'drug war?' 'Kolateral'

‘Ma’ review: Split personality

Jul 15, 2019 - 3:59 PM

'It is a horror film that is grounded on absurdity'

‘Escape Plan 3’ review: Brutish and brainless

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'Escape Plan 3' is a slog

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ review: Back to Earth

Jul 07, 2019 - 7:06 PM

'Far From Home', beyond its veneer of comic book goofiness, bears realities that are worth pondering.

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Still the best noise-cancelling headphones

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s one of the best all-around packages you could get in the market offering stellar audio performance with exceptional noise-cancelling technology

WH-1000XM3. Image by Franz Lopez/Rappler


'Stranger Things 3' first impressions: Better than season 2, no doubt

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed the old, 80s-flavored ‘Stranger Things’? It’s back in season 3.

RETURN TO FORM. The third installment of the 80s-flavored sci-fi horror series is back with a vengeance, recalling the first one that won fans over. All photos courtesy of Netflix

‘KontrAdiksyon’ review: Blatant propaganda

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:43 PM

'This is blatant propaganda,' writes resident critic Oggs Cruz

‘Because I Love You’ review: Fifty shades of gross

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:12 PM

'Because I Love You' is nothing more than a chore, and it shows

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE review: Among the best-looking phones this year

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Its design and choice of materials plus its relatively inexpensive price make it a winner

Image by Jeff Digma/Rappler


‘Rocketman’ review: All the bells and whistles

Jun 24, 2019 - 6:34 PM

'Rocketman' still manages to be flamboyant when most of its elements are plain and vanilla

Photo from United International Pictures

‘Toy Story 4’ review: Liberation stories

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'Toy Story 4' is the fitting end to a series that has become so preoccupied with characters chained to their jobs and their roles

‘Feelennial’ review: Sloppy and second-rate insights

Jun 23, 2019 - 8:31 PM

'Feelennial' is just grossly unremarkable

Joanne Ramos' 'The Farm' is an eerie depiction of just how far OFWs would go for a loved one

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Joanne Ramos's debut novel is disturbingly close to the reality of many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

‘Men in Black: International’ review: An obvious money grab

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'Men in Black: International' is content with being ordinary