The Malta Independent 22 October 2017, Sunday

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Gorgeous '2049' breaks the 'Blade Runner' spell

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 10:25 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

"We're all just looking out for something real," says Robin Wright's police captain in "Blade Runner 2049." Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of "Blade Runner," is...

Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:13 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in "The Tag Along 2," a sequel to the 2015 hit that's loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan about a little girl who appears in the footage of...

Filmmaker hopes to show 'what really happened' in Ferguson

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 10:10 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Sabaah Folayan went to Ferguson, Missouri, three summers ago as a pre-med student hoping to find a way to ease the anger engulfing police and residents. She left a filmmaker. Folayan and her...

Romance, survival mix in 'The Mountain Between Us'

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 10:05 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

"The Mountain Between Us" is about two strangers who survive a plane crash only to end up in the unforgiving snowy Utah mountains, with no cell reception and precious little food. So they do what...

Animated 'LEAP!' sets a low barre

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:03 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

An animated "Flashdance" meets "Cinderella," ''LEAP !" isn't so much bad as it is bewildering. The feature about an orphan girl who dreams of dancing professionally is set very vaguely in the 1880s,...

Review: 'The Florida Project' is an exquisite heartbreaker

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 10:57 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Not too far from the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort, where families are promised "enchanted escapes" and "fun" and "magic" and where day tickets start at a cool $99 a person, is a discount...

Q&A: Samuel Jackson on race, Trump and loving his job

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:56 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Samuel L. Jackson isn't just in the movies. He IS the movies. Does any other actor so fully embody the high-octane thrills, the colorful language, the sheer bigness of American movies? Jackson...

Jolie imbues Cambodia drama with skill, intelligence

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 10:54 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate...

Bigelow explores a horrific history in 'Detroit'

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 10:53 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It's fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit ," an account of...

Ai Weiwei puts human face on migrant crisis in 'Human Flow'

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 10:51 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

The United Nations says there are 65 million forcibly displaced people around the world - a number so huge it can be overwhelming to contemplate. Artist Ai Weiwei wants to make viewers see both...

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