The Malta Independent 11 December 2018, Tuesday

Cinema

'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' falls flat

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:16 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

So Disney has gone ahead and made a Christmas movie from "The Nutcracker." Is this what we're doing now? We're making big Hollywood movies from 19th century ballets? Anyone have any fresh ideas at...

'Mid90s' is a nostalgia trip without a destination

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:14 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A year after Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" comes another actor-turned-director's memory-inspired California-set coming-of-age tale from the boutique film studio A24. This time, the time period has been...

Lucas Hedges comes of age, one film at a time

Friday, 7 December 2018, 15:04 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

With the pressure of the lead role on him for the first time, Lucas Hedges was hearing voices. Vivid movie-critic voices. "I would hear reviews in my head that were like: 'It appears as if Hedges...

In 'Boy Erased,' ignorance is shown empathetically

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 15:02 Last update: about 7 days ago

"Boy Erased " is based on the true story of a young man, Garrard Conley, whose Baptist family put him in a conversion therapy center to "cure" his homosexuality when he was just 19-years-old. Conley...

'Hunter Killer' is a submarine movie on steroids

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 15:00 Last update: about 7 days ago

There are so many good movies in theaters right now — thoughtful, artistic, well-acted and well-told movies that studios preciously save for this time of year with the distant hope of Oscar gold...

'Bohemian Rhapsody' won't rock you, but Malek will

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:20 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth. Mercury, nee Farrokh...

Just in time for Christmas, a zombie holiday musical

Monday, 3 December 2018, 16:14 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Consider it an early Christmas gift: "Anna and the Apocalypse" is the zombie horror holiday musical you didn't know you needed. Just imagining that first pitch meeting is entertainment in itself....

Awards buzz is icing for John Krasinski and 'A Quiet Place'

Friday, 30 November 2018, 14:20 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

John Krasinski is still pinching himself over the critical and financial success of his experimental thriller "A Quiet Place," but the Cinderella year is not over yet. With awards season heating up,...

In masterful 'Burning,' rage simmers in Seoul

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 14:17 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

In the smoldering centerpiece of Chang-dong Lee's masterly "Burning" — a mournful cry of a movie — a young, tragic South Korean woman named Haemi (an exquisite Jun Jong-seo) dances before...

'Wildlife' shows a family in crisis, beautifully

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 14:15 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

It's fall of 1960 in Montana when we meet the Brinson family in "Wildlife ," a carefully considered and deeply moving adaptation of a Richard Ford novel about a fracturing marriage and the teenage son...

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