KAREN KUNAWICZ

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Karen Kunawicz Even if Lego Batman was but a supporting character in the 2014 Lego Movie, Will Arnett’s performance and the comedy around Batman’s self absorption and lonesomeness were among the highlights of the film. It’s no surprise Lego Batman was given his own movie. The film features the voice…

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Karen Kunawicz 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…

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Karen Kunawicz 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)…

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Karen Kunawicz 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…

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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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Karen Kunawicz I guess for all the tailspins, challenges, curveballs, fighting and distressing news happening in 2016, there’s a little comfort knowing we at least wrap up the year with a Star Wars film that is making fans happy Rogue One is that war film set in the Star Wars…

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Karen Kunawicz Truth was a film released in October 2015 in the US and it came out on DVD in February of this year. It’s a bit odd it’s only hitting cinemas here a year and two months later. Then again you realize, the subject matter is relevant on so…

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Karen Kunawicz With movies like Dr. Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Moana, the upcoming Rogue One and an indie filled MMFF—I can only say I’m so relieved to be covering the currently fulfilling pop culture beat. I think my heart would sink like a rock in the…

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