The Malta Independent 16 January 2019, Wednesday

Cinema

Game not over in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

Monday, 14 January 2019, 08:46 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn't root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the...

Film captures final days of legendary war reporter

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 09:11 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Legendary" is a hard-won adjective. But by the time she was killed six years ago in Homs, Syria, by President Bashar Assad's forces, Marie Colvin had earned it. At 56, she had already long been...

Cuaron crafts a neorealist masterpiece in 'Roma'

Friday, 11 January 2019, 09:08 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

The phrase "world creation" gets thrown around casually and frequently in cinema, but few modern directors are better at fashioning a totally transportive experience than director Alfonso Cuaron. He...

Coens stake their claim to the Western in 'Buster Scruggs'

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 09:07 Last update: about 8 days ago

No location is more central to the iconography of the Western than Monument Valley. Its majestic sandstone buttes, a revolving backdrop for John Ford, have been the setting for countless stagecoach...

An unlikely meditation on family in 'Shoplifters'

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 09:04 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

The idea of family as a simple, straightforward concept is challenged by the provocative but oddly touching "Shoplifters," the Palme d'Or winning film from Japanese director Hirokazu...

A delicious, vicious acting feast in 'The Favourite'

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 09:01 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite," a wicked blast of nasty fun, gleefully dispenses with the usual decorum of the period drama to free its powerhouse trio of actresses — Olivia Colman, Emma...

With J.K. Rowling's help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

Friday, 4 January 2019, 17:24 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the "Harry Potter" films. Law spent...

'Green Book' is sure to put a smile on your face

Thursday, 3 January 2019, 17:22 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

If there is a big studio movie that's more generally crowd-pleasing than "Green Book " this season, I have yet to find it. In this landscape of challenging, provocative, edgy films, Viggo Mortensen,...

Game not over in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 17:21 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn't root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the...

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