The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday

Cinema

Film depicts birth of New York's Lincoln Center

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 09:47 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

Resplendent in a plaid turban, green cowl-neck muffler, pearl necklace and silver-ridged earrings, an icon of opera sits in a straight-back chair and reminisces about her career. Leontyne Price...

In 'In the Fade,' a seldom seen face of terrorism

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 09:45 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

It's startling how few filmmakers have tried to tackle terrorism with anything beyond a standard procedural account. It's less surprising that one of the few to really grapple with a response is Fatih...

Bale, landscapes, boost grim western 'Hostiles'

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 09:42 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Enemies are thrown together for a perilous journey in "Hostiles ," an unforgivingly violent and sparse revisionist Western set in 1892 that explores the traumas of American westward...

Tonya Harding tale 'I, Tonya' sticks the landing

Friday, 16 February 2018, 08:47 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

"I, Tonya" is the Tonya Harding film you never knew you wanted: an outrageously entertaining reappraisal of the Olympic figure skater who, in 1994, was involved in a scheme to injure her main rival,...

Q&A: Woody Harrelson is ready to tap the brakes

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 08:45 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

There are some years when prolific doesn't begin to describe Woody Harrelson's output. In the past 12 months, Harrelson has appeared on screen as acerbic history teacher ("The Edge of...

In 'Disaster Artist,' Franco finds his masterpiece

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 08:43 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Who is Tommy Wiseau? It's a question that has long befuddled and endlessly amused fans of "The Room," the infamously bad 2003 movie Wiseau directed, self-financed and starred in. Where did this...

In 'Mudbound,' Dee Rees crafts a Jim Crow epic of 2 families

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 10:51 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

The movies have tended to skip from slavery to the Civil Rights movement, but Dee Rees' "Mudbound" plunges into the complex tragedies of the in-between era of Jim Crow. The film, which Netflix hopes...

Comedy or not, 'Get Out' is a unique Oscar contender

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:49 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out." Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was...

'American Assassin' introduces a new action hero

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 10:47 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Mitch Rapp is an action hero in the vein of Jack Ryan or John McClane: an impossibly tough and determined everyday guy out to save the world. Dylan O'Brien brings a youthful freshness to that...

After a hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer returns in 'mother!'

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:45 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky's script for "mother!" she had an understandable initial reaction. "I thought: What the hell is this?" recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky's film...

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