Joker: An unpleasant tragedy of a tempting fantasy

Look inside the mind of the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker, by watching DC’s gritty and dark movie adaptation. Setting the stage for the new era of DC Comics films with low budget experimental character studies, Joker goes all out with an origin story that holds no punchlines in an intense psychological masterpiece. Directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover Trilogy, War Dogs) and starring Joaquin Phoenix (Her, Gladiator) as Arthur Fleck, Joker zooms in on failed stand-up comedian who turns to a

Rushing love moments with “Jowable”

Directed by Darryl Yap, Jowable revolves around a story of a protagonist named Elsa (Kim Molina) who yearns for an intimate relationship and struggles to live in this world without a significant other. Showing in cinemas since September 25, Jowable was based on the six-minute short film with the same name that went viral last August 2018 on Facebook. Director Yap was the man behind the Facebook page “VinCentiments” which produces seemingly relatable short films. Starring a Benildean alumna

Brave and bold: Discovering open relationships

Want to watch a film that explores the concept of open relationships in the context of the Filipino mindset? Make sure to catch “Open” today, its last day in cinemas, September 19. Directed by Andoy Ranay, “Open“, an entry to Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, revolves around the story of how a couple of 14 years try to save their relationship by exploring the concept of open relationships. Starring JC Santos (Ethan) and Arci Muñoz (Rome), the expense of breaking one’s trust can impact their relatio

Last Song Syndrome: Finding love in a harmonious note

In the spirit of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, maybe the night holds a little hope for the dreamers and lovers around. Directed and co-written by Jade Castro, LSS (Last Song Syndrome), an official entry for Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino‘s third year, brings together real-life sweethearts Khalil Ramos and Gabbi Garcia for a heartwarming romantic-comedy film that gives hope for those who dream. Featuring the indie folk pop band Ben&Ben, songs such as “Ride Home,” “Leaves,” “Maybe the Night,” “

What Lies Within: Centre of the Centre and its exploration of contemporary world

With captivating spaces of the human soul, “What Lies Within: Centre of the Centre” exhibits contemporary installations as we see the world through different lenses. “What Lies Within: Centre of the Centre” offers various forms of art installations that play on the idea of perceiving the world with evidence-based methods used in understanding humanity. Encapsulating the works of Australian installation artist Mel O’Callaghan, French conceptual artist Laurent Grasso, British contemporary artist

Munch on the best gourmet dogs in downtown Makati with Wicked Dogs

Located at the hip and lively neighborhood of Poblacion in Makati, Wicked Dogs changes the game of hotdog sandwiches as they entice customers with their flavorful and one-of-a-kind variety of gourmet dogs. Its bar vibe is best experienced with friends for late night partying or just simply hanging out. Established on March 2017 and previously owned by Lasallian JB Potenciano, Wicked Dogs had a branch in BF Homes Parañaque but closed down. Current owner Teddy Reyna acquired the place on August 2

13 Artists Awards in Benilde: Diverse stories told through art

Within the spaces of Benilde, emerging artists are given an avenue to showcase their talents to spark engagement and dialogue. The astonishing works of visual artists Archie Oclos, Doktor Karayom, and Zeus Bacson—the first batch of 2018 Thirteen Artists Awards (TAA) recipients—were inaugurated to the public last June 6 as part of the 13 Artists Awards in Benilde Project, an institutional collaboration between the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Tayo sa Huling Buwan ng Taon: Rekindling the story that never was

A tale of ‘what ifs’, heartaches, and moving on; the much-awaited sequel reunites Sam and Isa as their lives tangle once more. Tayo sa Huling Buwan ng Taon is the sequel to 2015’s Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa directed by Nestor Abrogena. After five years, Sam, played by Nicco Manalo and Isa, played by Emmanuelle Vera, move on with their lives after breaking up and try to find themselves at ease in their own relationships. The first film was shot in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) as

Endgame: A marvelous conclusion to the Infinity Saga

Avengers: Endgame concludes 11 years worth of storytelling featuring the Earth’s mightiest heroes. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who also directed Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, deliver the culmination of what Marvel has been building up to since the universe started in 2008 with Iron Man starring Robert Downey, Jr. The heartbreaking and emotional setback during the events of Infinity War lead to half of the population on Ea

Shazam!: an electrifying entry to the DC Extended Universe

At a time when superhero movies focus on world-building and joining forces to fight an unbeatable threat, Shazam! reinvigorates the genre by wholeheartedly accepting the fun of the titular character. Shazam! is the seventh and latest installment in the DC Extended Universe directed by David F. Sandberg, director of acclaimed horror films “Lights Out” and “Annabelle: Creation,” which stars Zachary Levi from the TV series “Chuck” as the titular character, up-and-coming star Asher Angel, Jack Dyla

Everything falls apart as “the center will not hold”

In a time when democracy seemingly has failed, “the center will not hold” exhibit presents an avenue to go reflect and rethink alternative futures in lieu of today’s looming indications of a chaotic world. Managed by Museum of Contemporary Art and Design’s (MCAD) project manager Ar. Jann Leyba from the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), the professional organization of architects in the Philippines that aims to support the profession in the country, and curated by MCAD curator Joselina