The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday

Cinema

'Trek' goes not so boldly into rehash zone

Saturday, 18 May 2013, 16:36 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

"Star Trek Into Darkness" is like fan-boy fiction on a $185 million budget. It's reverential, it's faithful, it's steeped in "Trek" mythology.   It's also...

Gerwig charms as 'Frances Ha'

Friday, 17 May 2013, 16:34 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

On paper it sounds unbearably precious and solipsistic — a cliche, even. Middle-class, college-educated white girl in her mid-20s wanders around New York City with no real home, job or purpose....

Bay's new flick is all pain, no gain

Thursday, 16 May 2013, 16:32 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

There's a siege mentality about Michael Bay's movies, as though viewers are the enemy holed up in a bunker and he's the guy ordering heavy-metal music around-the-clock to wear down our...

'Mud' oozes traditional qualities

Sunday, 12 May 2013, 16:55 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

The story of a sympathetic fugitive who forges a bond with two teenage boys near a mighty river down South, "Mud" is shot through with traditional qualities of American literature and drama....

'Maisie' tasteful with strong performances

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 16:51 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

A broken-family melodrama with a minimum of histrionics, Scott McGehee's and David Siegel's "What Maisie Knew" begins from scenes that will be familiar to most viewers who've...

'Love Is All You Need'? That's all you get

Friday, 10 May 2013, 16:49 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

The message behind most romantic comedies is the simple-minded sentiment that love is all you need. So when Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier takes that title for a departure from somber drama to romance,...

'Iron Man 3' loaded down by heavy metal

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 16:47 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

In the galaxy of big-screen superheros — a rather glum lot — Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is the snappy one.   He's the sarcastic, motor-mouthed, preening,...

'At Any Price' doesn't register

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 16:45 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

The flowing Iowa cornfields of "At Any Price" have nothing on the amber waves of Zac Efron's hair.   In "At Any Price," Ramin Bahrani plants a sweeping Midwest tale...

Welcome To The Punch

Monday, 6 May 2013, 08:34 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Welcome To The Punch is the second feature from Shifty writer-director Eran Creevy and producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh.  The film focuses on the relationship between detective Max Lewinsky and...

The Guilt Trip

Monday, 6 May 2013, 08:33 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

This holiday season, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the mother of all road trips . . . when he is guilted into bringing his mom, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), along for the ride on a...

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