The Malta Independent 17 July 2019, Wednesday

Cinema

'Emanuel' explores life after tragic church shooting

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 09:30 Last update: about 23 hours ago Associated Press

Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina,...

The X-Men struggle to the end in 'Dark Phoenix'

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:15 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The good news is "Dark Phoenix " is neither an apocalypse nor is it "X-Men: Apocalypse," but this latest installment is not exactly a solid step forward or a satisfying ending for anyone. It's...

Emma Thompson kills in 'Late Night'

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 09:41 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Watching "Late Night," an enjoyably zippy if scattershot comedy about a veteran late-night host and her fresh-faced new writing hire, a persistent thought runs through your head: How have we been...

'Last Black Man in San Francisco' a soulful lament

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 14:22 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco " is deeply, even spiritually, connected to its home city, but Joe Talbot's film resides in such a dreamy, plaintive register that it feels like a broader lament...

'The Secret Life of Pets 2' is a well-crafted sequel

Monday, 8 July 2019, 09:34 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

If the sweet, animated 2016 film "The Secret Life of Pets" was mostly for kids, its new sequel might be for another segment of the audience altogether — whoever is buying the tickets. Amid the...

Spencer lends some humanity to campy revenge fantasy

Friday, 5 July 2019, 13:38 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Teenage brains. Alcohol. Driver's licenses. Put them together and what you get, inevitably, are a whole bunch of bad decisions — in real life and in movies. It's not a new lesson, but it's...

Octavia Spencer like you've never seen her before in 'Ma'

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 14:04 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Octavia Spencer is a movie star. She has been for almost a decade since audiences and Oscar voters fell in love with her as Minnie in "The Help." Since then she's gotten two more supporting actress...

In Asian-led 'Always Be My Maybe,' ethnicity is secondary

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 09:13 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh...

'Godzilla' brings Millie Bobby Brown to a new monster fight

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 14:10 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Millie Bobby Brown may use brute force against demon monsters in "Stranger Things," but the teenage actress relies more on intelligence to outsmart the 500-foot-tall behemoths in the new Godzilla...

'Godzilla' is back and doing just fine

Monday, 1 July 2019, 09:24 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

It's been a bit since moviegoers had the chance to catch up with Godzilla, five years in fact, which in cinematic franchise time feels like at least a few decades. In other words, it's understandable...

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