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The ‘Aswang’ syllabus: Articles to read after watching the documentary

Jul 12, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The award-winning drug war documentary is free to stream until Sunday, July 12, 11:59 pm

‘The scariest’: What people are saying about ‘Aswang’

Jul 12, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The documentary tackles the first two years of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs

'Aswang' to stream for free

Jul 09, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Alyx Ayn Arumpac's award-winning documentary on Duterte's 'war on drugs' will be available to watch for free on their website and Facebook page

Meet the leads of the upcoming series 'Gaya sa Pelikula'

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:29 PM

The show, produced by Globe Studios, is written by Juan Miguel Severo and directed by JP Habac

Lav Diaz’s 8-hour film ‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ streams for free on YouTube for Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 3:48 PM

If you have (a lot of) time to spare, you may want to put this epic on your watch list

HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS. John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual star in Lav Diaz's historical epic. Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

Shorter shoots, less films out: PH film industry mull future post-lockdown

May 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM

What will film production look like after the lockdown?

FDCP eyes online streaming platform for Cine Lokal 'like Netflix'

May 15, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'Yung gumagawa ng pelikula na wala talagang platform, magshishift tayo sa mga streaming platforms na parang Netflix, pero gobyerno ang gagawa,' says Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño

From war, drama, horror, and adventure: The memorable movies of Peque Gallaga

May 07, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The director's work cuts across genres

As ECQ extends, Lockdown Cinema Club partners with Globe Studios’ .giff

Apr 14, 2020 - 12:55 PM

The initiative aims to raise funds for displaced film workers

What we learned about 'That Thing Called Tadhana' from the Lockdown Cinema Club's live script reading

Apr 13, 2020 - 6:07 PM

In 6 days, the 'That Thing Called Tadhana' team managed to finish a now-iconic love story

iWant to stream ‘One More Chance,’ ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’ and more for free

Mar 18, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Lucky enough to be able to stay home? Here's something that can fill your hours.

ONE MORE CHANCE. The John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo classic is streaming for free on iWant. Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSstarcinema

WATCH: Ritz Azul and Joseph Marco star in 'The Missing'

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:39 PM

'The Missing' is one of the entries to first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival

LIST: 8 official entries to the first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

Mar 02, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival kicks off on April 11, 2020

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 Parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

A ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’ prequel is happening

Feb 27, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The film is starring a new cast playing younger versions of Teddie, Bobbie, Alex, and Gabbie

FAVORITES NI MAMA. Bea Alonzo, Shaina, Magdayao, Coney Reyes, Enchong Dee, Angel Locsin, and Toni Gonzaga star in the 2013 film 'Four Sisters and a Wedding,' which is now getting a prequel. Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSStarCinema

'Never Not Love You' is coming to Netflix in March

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Still not over the JaDine breakup? Maybe this will help you move on...or not

NEVER NOT LOVE YOU. The James Reid-Nadine Lustre starrer is streaming on Netflix in March. Screenshot from YouTube.com/VIVAENTERTAINMENT001

WATCH: Julia Barretto sees double in 'I Am U' trailer

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The series is set to stream on iWant soon

DOPPLEGANGER. In 'I Am U,' Julia Barretto's character meets her double. Screenshot from iWant on YouTube

Paulo Avelino joins cast of 'Darna' movie

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:21 PM

The actor's role in the movie has yet to be announced

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Of Vodka, Beers, and Regrets’ review: Subtle and sobering

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'Of Vodka, Beers and Regrets' is a beautiful film, through and through

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla to reunite with Cathy Garcia-Molina in new movie 'After Forever'

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Kathniel returns to the big screen after a break

Kathniel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Watch 'One More Chance' and more at this Valentine's Day outdoor screening

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Also, catch celebrity guests do a live script reading of 'That Thing Called Tadhana'

UNCONFINED CINEMA. 'One More Chance' and other Filipino romantic movies will be projected onto the ceiling of the Makati Stock Exchange Plaza on February 14 and 15. Screenshot from Facebook.com/makeitmakati

LIST: TV shows and movies to binge on if you're in the mood for love

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:00 PM

From the sweet to the heartbreaking, from romcoms to straight-out dramas, here’s your list of V-Day movies to swoon to, cry to, relate to, and fall in love to

FIRST LOOK: John Lloyd Cruz's film comeback in 'Servando Magdamag'

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:01 PM

The film is directed by Lav Diaz and penned by Ricky Lee

SERVANDO MAGDAMAG. John Lloyd Cruz speaks to Ricky Lee on the set of his upcoming film comeback, 'Servando Magdamag.' Screenshot from Black Sheep on YouTube

WATCH: 'James and Pat and Dave' official trailer

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The sequel to the hit film 'Vince and Kath and James' stars Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan

LOVE TRIANGLE. Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan star in 'James and Pat and Dave.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSstarcinema

'100 Tula Para Kay Stella' is getting a sequel

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Director Jason Paul Laxamana shared the news in a tweet

TANDEM. Bela Padilla and JC Santos at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Parade in 2017. File photo Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘D’Ninang’ review: Dreary godmother

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Instead of becoming a family drama tainted with dark comedy, it ends up becoming a dreary mess'

‘Nightshift’ review: Workplace horror

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Nightshift' is a pleasant surprise

For Ina Raymundo and Dimples Romana, their 'Block Z' roles were quite the challenge

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Zombie movies are apparently both all fun and hard work

LOOK: Judy Ann Santos meets with Mother Lily for producer's bio film

Jan 22, 2020 - 6:42 PM

'Mother (The Story of Mother Lily Monteverde)' will be directed by Erik Matti

LOOK: Jerrold Tarog teases 'Day 1' of 'Darna'

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The movie finally starts shooting

'Miracle In Cell No.7' earns P475 million in box office

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The movie starring Aga Muhlach was the highest earner in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival

LIST: All the new shows and films ABS-CBN is releasing in 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:32 AM

The network releases its 2020 show reel

MAYWARD. The love team is set to star in an upcoming show 'Heart to Heart.' Screenshot from Youtube.com/ABSCBNOnline

MMFF 2019 gross sales at P955 million in box office

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival

LIST: The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Filipino films aren't dying

‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'

‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ review: Improving on the original

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'The localization makes not just its charms but also its tragedy more profound'

‘The Mall, the Merrier’ review: More of the same, but messier

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

There is nothing discreet about 'The Mall, the Merrier'

‘Sunod’ review: More than standard horror fare

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'Sunod' is a solid effort

‘Write About Love’ review: More wrong than right

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The film sounds good on paper but fails to register fully

‘Mindanao’ review: A betrayal

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' is dulled by its attempts at safe neutrality

Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Award-winning 'Mindanao' director Brillante Mendoza asks more cinemas to screen film

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The day after winning all major MMFF 2019 awards, only 38 cinemas nationwide screened the movie

Judy Ann Santos on MMFF 2019 Best Actress win: 'A wonderful end to my 2019'

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The actress picks up her second award for the film 'Mindanao'

Judy Ann Santos on being culturally sensitive in the film 'Mindanao'

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:54 PM

In the film, Judy Ann plays a Muslim mother who cares for a cancer-stricken daughter

'MINDANAO.' Stars Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon wave to the crowd from atop the 'Mindanao' float at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Sunod' director Carlo Ledesma on what makes his film stand out: 'I have the best actors'

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The film is the only horror entry in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

SUNOD. The cast and team behind the upcoming film parade through the streets of Taguig at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Vice Ganda says ‘The Mall The Merrier’ different from MMFF films he’s done before

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The film stars Vice and Anne Curtis in their first movie team-up

VICE GANDA. The comedian waves to fans at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars, alongside his 'The Mall The Merrier' co-stars. Photo by Alecs/Ongcal

‘Kalel, 15’ review: Powerful and scathing

Dec 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Kalel, 15' is powerful

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mylene Dizon, JC Santos on ‘Sunod’

Dec 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The film premieres as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25