The Malta Independent 17 July 2018, Tuesday

Cinema

In taking on 'Solo,' Ehrenreich faced an unenviable task

Monday, 2 July 2018, 16:30 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Thandie Newton jokes that there might be something off about Alden Ehrenreich — because how else could he take on the pressure-filled role of Han Solo with so much ease? "Every week, I was...

In 'Ibiza' a summer comedy, streaming at home

Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:26 Last update: about 21 days ago

So long a staple of the moviegoing experience, the summer comedy has fallen on hard times. There are hardly any on this season's release schedule, and one of the more promising candidates —...

Daniel Craig to return as 007 in 2019, Danny Boyle at helm

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:18 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Daniel Craig is back as Bond, the spy series' producers confirmed, in a Danny Boyle-directed film due for release in 2019. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions...

A scoundrel is born in Star Wars spinoff 'Solo'

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 11:16 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

If there's one takeaway from "Solo: A Star Wars Story ," it's that our favorite scoundrel had been through a lot before he ever met up with Luke, Obi-Wan and Leia. Sure, he'd talked up his Kessel...

The tormented souls of Schrader's 'First Reformed'

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 11:15 Last update: about 20 days ago

Harrowing, but with a wry humor, and utterly transporting, Paul Schrader has synthesized his complex religious upbringing with modern anxieties into a trenchant portrait of tormented souls in "First...

Schrader on 'First Reformed,' 'Taxi Driver' and God

Monday, 25 June 2018, 11:09 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

Usually by now, the prolific filmmaker and legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader is already on to the next one. But after finishing the religious thriller "First Reformed," which has been hailed...

'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:41 Last update: about 28 days ago

Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and...

In 'Solo,' a battle for the soul, and tone, of 'Star Wars'

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:39 Last update: about 28 days ago Associated Press

When J.J. Abrams was a "Star Wars" novice, Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the Jedi," had some advice for him: "Star Wars" is not important. "But what...

'Book Club' is a corny but sweet look at sex, aging

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:38 Last update: about 25 days ago Associated Press

Jane Fonda said recently that "Book Club" was the most fun she's ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates — namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and...

'The Seagull' a lively but uneven Chekhov adaptation

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:36 Last update: about 26 days ago Associated Press

Productions of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play's elusive balancing act. Michael Mayer's lush and lively...

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