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Like bedlam on the red carpet

“GUARDIANS of the Galaxy” director James Gunn is interviewed 
on the red carpet at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival opening ceremony.   AFP

Trust Filipino filmmaker Khavn (he has dropped his surname De la Cruz) to make a splash on the red carpet during the glitzy opening rites of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival on Thursday.

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‘The Judge’: Objection! Badgering the moviegoer

Downey and
prove that talent
can keep any
movie humming.

Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you’ll have a movie, a truism that “The Judge” does its damnedest to disprove.

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MMFF finalists

These full-length features (in no particular order) are the official finalists in the coming Metro Manila Film Festival’s New Wave section: Arlyn de la Cruz’s “Maratabat (Pride and Honor),” Jason Paul Laxamana’s “Magkakabaung (The Coffin Maker),” Maria Diane Ventura’s “Mulat (Awaken),” Ato Bautista’s “Gemini,” Zig Dulay’s “M (Mother’s Maiden Name).” Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Lav Diaz’s ‘Yolanda’ docu in Denmark


Lav Diaz’s latest documentary “Storm Children (Mga Anak ng Unos) Book 1” will compete at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival or CPH: DOX (Denmark, Nov. 6 to 16). “Storm Children” premiered at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival last Sept. 23. The docu follows the lives of kids who survived Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”Bayani San Diego Jr.

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Snapped: Coosome twosome

Krista Miller and Kiko Matos INQUIRER PHOTO

Krista Miller and Kiko Matos, stars of Gil Portes’ “Hukluban,” visited the Inquirer office recently. “Direk Gil speaks his mind,” Kiko recalled working with the veteran director. “Direk Gil is professional,” Krista agreed. “Hukluban” is part of the Sineng Pambansa Horror plus Film Festival. Presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines and SM Cinema, the fest will run from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 in all SM cinemas. Rodel Rotoni

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