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From wedded bliss to wedded blitz, ‘Gone Girl’ thrills

BEN AFFLECK top-bills a “character-heavy piece” that’s actually “a trickier puzzle than it looks.”

Filmmaker David Fincher does not shy away from dark or controversial stories and embraces his projects the way consummate storytellers do—by adding visual integrity and the characteristic edge to his movies.

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6 PH films in Austin

SID LUCERO in “Norte”: Distinctive, hypnotic visual style

Six local movies will be featured in the Filipino Film Series of the Austin Film Society.

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Return of the ‘T’yanak’

JUDY Ann Santos plays adoptive mom to a monster

After the critical success of their collaborative project “Sonata” for last year’s Sineng Pambansa, directors Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes team up once again for “T’yanak,” one of four entries in Sineng Pambansa Horror plus Film Festival this month.

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Pelicula Spanish Film Festival unfolds from Oct. 10 to 19

Spanish film-maker David Trueba. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/Instituto Cervantes Manila

From October 9 to 19, “Pelicula-Pelikula,” the Spanish Film Festival, will be featuring the best and brightest of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-Aecid, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Greenbelt and Ayala Cinemas, the 2014 edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen more than 20 films.

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PH docu competes in Taiwan

Joel Torrre delivers a crackerjack portrayal in “Kabisera.”

Filipino filmmaker Anna Isabelle Matutina’s “Magdalena” is competing in the Asian Vision section of the Taiwan International Film Festival, which will be held from Oct. 9 to 19. The docu, shown at the Wiesbaden (Germany) film fest last year, focuses on a traditional midwife who struggles to make ends meet and care for a pregnant daughter who’s afflicted with leukemia.

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