The Malta Independent 23 September 2017, Saturday

Cinema

Judi Dench rules the Venice waves in 'Victoria & Abdul'

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 12:18 Last update: about 11 days ago

It was a day of queens at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday - a real British monarch on the screen and two queens of acting, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, on the red carpet. Dench plays...

Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood confronts the Trump era

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:18 Last update: about 11 days ago

FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights. Movies take years to make, but many of...

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:17 Last update: about 11 days ago

An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a traditional Arab family grappling with issues of homosexual love, gender identity,...

Dreamlike 'Beach Rats' explores a teen's conflict

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 12:16 Last update: about 11 days ago

Frankie has a big one - he's attracted to men - and he can't seem to reconcile it with his own life. Writer and director Eliza Hittman's "Beach Rats " follows this conflicted Coney Island teenager...

Did 'Thelma & Louise' move the needle for female-led films?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:15 Last update: about 11 days ago

When Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon clasped hands, stepped on the gas and flew over the canyon ridge in that memorable ending to "Thelma & Louise," many in Hollywood believed they were launching...

In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 16:29 Last update: about 17 days ago

The Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the...

Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood confronts the Trump era

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 16:28 Last update: about 17 days ago

FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights. Movies take years to make, but many of...

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 16:28 Last update: about 17 days ago

An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a traditional Arab family grappling with issues of homosexual love, gender identity,...

Netflix's 'Death Note' gets lost in translation

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 16:29 Last update: about 17 days ago

When "Death Note" begins, we learn that Seattle teenager Light Turner has a crush on a cheerleader at his high school. So when these two would-be lovebirds finally talk for the first time and really...

Controversial film about Russian czar cleared for release

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 17 days ago

A historical film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, a decision that follows months of disputes and angry calls for...

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