The Malta Independent 21 July 2018, Saturday

Cinema

The nice-guy director who actors can't get enough of

Friday, 20 July 2018, 08:31 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Writer and director Brett Haley knew he wanted a "That Thing You Do" moment in his new music-loving film, "Hearts Beat Loud," where Nick Offerman's character hears the song he wrote with his daughter...

The hype is justified for horror hit 'Hereditary'

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 08:28 Last update: about 4 days ago

In Ari Aster's intensely nightmarish feature-film debut "Hereditary," when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her...

Lasseter, Pixar co-founder, to step down at end of year

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 08:26 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

John Lasseter, the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and the Walt Disney Co.'s animation chief, will step down at the end of the year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with staff...

'Jurassic World 2' leans on nostalgia, contrivances

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 08:24 Last update: about 4 days ago

Here's the good news: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom " is more fun than "Jurassic World." It's not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with...

Inside 'Hereditary,' the scariest movie of the summer

Monday, 16 July 2018, 08:20 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The first thing writer-director Ari Aster felt after "Hereditary's" midnight premiere at the Sundance Film Festival was relief that people didn't hate it. Then headlines started popping up in the...

Family fun and insight in sprightly 'Incredibles 2'

Friday, 13 July 2018, 09:40 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

"The Incredibles" writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters' powers are all born of stereotypes. Dad is strong, mom is stretched in a million directions, teenage girls put up shields,...

By-the-numbers 'Ocean's 8' covers familiar territory

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 09:38 Last update: about 11 days ago

Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" remake is a hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex...

Abusive messages show dark side of 'Star Wars' fandom

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 09:37 Last update: about 11 days ago

The dark side of "Star Wars" fandom recently reared its head when Kelly Marie Tran, the actress who plays Rose Tico in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," was run off Instagram by misogynistic and racist...

Shailene Woodley finds her way by going 'Adrift'

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 09:35 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

— In October 2016, Shailene Woodley was not paying much attention to work emails. The devoted environmentalist had gone to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline and gotten arrested in the process....

Q&A: Jodie Foster on 'Hotel Artemis,' turning down big jobs

Monday, 9 July 2018, 09:24 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

Writer-director Drew Pearce hadn't even sent out the script for his futuristic, hospital-for-criminals thriller "Hotel Artemis" when Jodie Foster called asking to be part of it. Foster said she's...

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