KAREN KUNAWICZ

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In 2013, Rolling Stone released an article entitled “The 10 Messiest Band Breakups” where Guns N’ Roses landed on top of their list. They ended the write up with the phrase “they are never, ever, ever getting back together.” In 1993, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan left the band…

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The four-day Art Fair just ended with a record number in attendance. By Saturday night, they said they had about 18,000 visitors for the day and they were expecting 20,000 for Sunday. There was just so much to see—I was personally overwhelmed and could not give every gallery a proper…

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Hidden Figures is many things wrapped in one. It’s an uplifting film, an Oscar contender and a political statement. It is the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson—the African American women who went against the odds, struggled against discrimination and made significant contributions to NASA and the…

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When M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender came out in 2010, it scored six percent on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The average audience score on the site, which is usually kinder, was 30-perccent. It was so bad that it got to the point, where one reviewer alternatingly called the film,…

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It got some resistance and criticism from “the establishment,” but for the most part, the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival was both a breath of fresh air and a shot in the arm. Gone were the predictable and tired sequels (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Mano Po, Enteng Kabisote) and formula…

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I wish I could say I have enough “geek cred” to have played all the versions of “Assassin’s Creed.” Alas I have not (but I’ve watched others play it for hours on end.) I came into this movie like Jon Snow—knowing nothing. But really, a good film should be able…

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Unfortunately, I haven’t had access to any of the interesting films out for the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival. It’s a great development that they’ve supported indies, independent movies, and I may just start my viewing with Sa­ving Sally as I know it’s been a long journey to finally get…

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