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Rae Red Talks “Babae at Baril,” Her Feminist Film About Philippine Realities

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Filipina filmmaker Rae Red’s directorial debut “Babae at Baril” tells the story of a girl and a gun—and the patriarchal, capitalist system they live in.

Philippine Documentary “A Thousand Cuts” Traces the Rise of Authoritarian Fascism

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"A Thousand Cuts" tells a disturbing story of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s authoritarian attacks on the free press through an intimate look at Rappler founder...

The 10 Best Pinoy Movies of 2019

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Cinema Escapist reveals the best Filipino movies of 2019, across genres like romance, indie, fantasy, comedy, drama, and more.

Review: Netflix’s “Dead Kids” Mixes High School Drama With The Philippine Drug War

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"Dead Kids" is an otherwise unremarkable high school drama, save for its commentary on classism in the contemporary Philippines.

Review: “Hello, Love, Goodbye” Highlights the Personal Struggles of Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong

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Cathy Garcia-Molina departs from rom-coms in a touching tale of sacrifice and love in a city far from home

Review: “Still Human” Reminds Us That Everyone Has a Dream

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Not only a heartfelt and genuine portrayal of a Filipino domestic helper’s story, but also a tribute to those who refuse to stop chasing their...

The 10 Best Pinoy Movies of 2018

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CE reveals the top Filipino films of 2018—across not just romance, but also historical, action, family, drama, and other genres.

Review: “Exes Baggage” Explores The Before, During, and After of Relationships

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Exes Baggage reminds us to be thankful for the lessons our previous relationships taught us, and not be afraid to love again

Review: “BuyBust” is a Brutally Realistic Depiction of the Philippine Drug War

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Realistic gun battles and brutal fight scenes open a window into the Philippines drug war

Review: Heneral Luna (Philippines, 2015)

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It’s always a guilty treat to watch a film in which America is the bad guy. There aren’t that many, probably because most nations that...

 
 
 

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