Karl R. De Mesa

Director Mikhail Red on revenge-thriller ‘Arisaka’: “To survive in a predatory world you must grow fangs”

Ahead of his new film’s Netflix premiere, the Filipino filmmaker talks genre movies, shooting in the pandemic and how gaming influences his process

St. Wolf – ‘Temple’ review: Filipino dance rockers labour to find focus on their debut album

Visually slick Pinoy four-piece still need seasoning and a clear sonic direction on their major label outing

‘On The Job’ HBO series review: a thrilling descent into the Philippine criminal underworld

Erik Matti’s two neo-noir movies are cut into a faster-paced, must-binge viewing experience

Camlann – ‘Circa 1983’ review: Indonesian post-punk trio brood under the disco ball

Young Jakarta band stride confidently into second album with synth-powered darkwave anthems

‘Trese’ review: magic, monsters and Manila come together in this supernatural neo-noir

Netflix’s adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s beloved detective comic is not perfect, but its tropical gothic flair will keep viewers coming back

The Exsenadors – ‘Heartlessness And The Systematic Perpetuation Of Despair’ review: Filipino hardcore punks rage against the tyrant on second album

Five-piece from Metro Manila suburbs channel their anger into intense anthems that also aim to innovate

UJU – ‘Dream Of Better Days’ review: sunny, swooning entrance for Philippine shoegaze newbies

Young four-piece from student-filled Dumaguete make dream pop inspired by tropic midday and moonlight