KAREN KUNAWICZ

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Apart from Marvel’s celebrated “Black Panther,” last Wednesday brought us two Oscar films “Darkest Hour” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” This Wednesday, get ready for two more what with the opening of “The Shape of Water” and “The Post.” The Shape of Water, which has earned itself 13 Oscar…

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PLUS: The brilliance of ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Joe Wright’s “The Darkest Hour” focuses on an incredibly tense set of weeks in the history of Great Britain and the world. On May 10, 1940, 65-year-old Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Great Britain at a time when Holland, Belgium…

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Manila Biennale, Art Fair Philippines showcase the best of PH contemporary art For people who follow the art scene for varying reasons—whether they want something to fill up the senses, provoke their thoughts or they are professionals looking for their next art investment—there is much to savor and take in…

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Travel shows are a dime a dozen. So how does one stand out from the rest and attract viewers? Apart from a getting great production team, a great host is key. Personally, I like hosts who really do focus more on the places and the people rather than making the…

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This week, my cousin Hank Palenzuela better known as Hank Sparrow (yes, the bartender in the “Trese” comics is based on an actual person) takes over to discuss Netflix’s much anticipated new property, “Altered Carbon.” Here goes his take: Netflix finally satisfies the need for a good cyberpunk series. Altered…

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“No ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” —Hugh Jackman’s PT Barnum Keep in mind that last year’s holiday movie offering, “The Greatest Showman” is by no means a biopic. Forget any attempt to come close to the life of the real PT Barnum or to ask thought…

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Twenty-five years after his death, the world continues to be fascinated by the story of Pablo Escobar. On Netflix you can find both the Columbian production, “El Patrón del Mal” and “Narcos” seasons one and two. Elsewhere there’s “Killing Pablo,” “King of Coke,” “The Terror of Columbia,” “The Two Escobars”…

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I currently have a soft spot for the smaller films and indies but you can’t ignore the big franchises, comic book heroes and juggernauts coming your way in 2018, including: 1. “Black Panter.” Estimated release: February 9. This is list in chronological order but when I saw the trailer drop—it…

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I usually end and start the year with a list of movies to look forward to. Lately, what’s been popping on the radar, because they’re such juggernauts, are the films put out by the big studios: superhero films and franchises. As such, I find myself needing that breath of fresh…

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Warning: This column contains “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” spoilers—which can also be found on the Internet. I have avoided going into detail about them. Read no further if you have not seen the film and want to discover things for yourself. WHEN it comes to arguments over the holiday…

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