The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday

Cinema

Film about Russian czar's affair draws hostility

Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 16:17 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

A film about the last Russian czar's affair with a ballerina sparked outrage among some Russians that has been expressed through pickets, arson, and Molotov cocktails hurled at a movie...

In film 'Voyeur,' we watch a story about watching unravel

Friday, 19 January 2018, 14:16 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

A pair of filmmakers thought they'd be capturing celebrated writer Gay Talese taking a literary victory lap in their new documentary. Instead, they got something more like a journalistic car...

Oldman gives us a human Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 14:13 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Words matter. That's one of the key messages of "Darkest Hour," in which Gary Oldman embodies — fiercely and memorably  — the legendary Winston Churchill, who rallied his country with...

Not even Wonder Woman can save 'Justice League'

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 14:11 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

It's hard not to feel a little bad for the DC Comics films at this point. They have the unenviable task having to form an identity in the shadows of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,...

Greta Gerwig comes of age with 'Lady Bird'

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 12:36 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She's assembled wardrobes, done makeup and — thanks to her 5 foot-9-inch height — held the boom...

Heather Graham turns Hollywood sexism complaint into film

Monday, 15 January 2018, 12:35 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Heather Graham says she was so frustrated by sexism and Hollywood and the dearth of female perspectives onscreen that she made a movie about it. She thought showing her experiences onscreen would...

In 'Wonder,' a sweetly sincere message movie

Sunday, 14 January 2018, 10:41 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

It's hard for us cynical souls to walk into a movie advertised with the tagline "Choose kindness" and not shudder in trepidation. What sentimental hooey is this? What new hellish circle of cheese...

'Phantom Thread' spins a rich showcase for Day-Lewis

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 10:38 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

With echoes of "Rebecca" and lavish Max Ophuls productions, writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson spins the tale of an obsessive fashion designer and his muse into a suspenseful and often funny...

Mob, fame, loss: Film details Rose Marie's surprising life

Friday, 12 January 2018, 10:36 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Rose Marie's place in show business history is anchored by her performance as smart aleck comedy writer Sally on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and a "Hollywood Squares" quipster. That is simply...

Star Wars cast reflects on Carrie Fisher's and Leia's legacy

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:22 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Carrie Fisher may have been the "madcap Auntie Mame" to Mark Hamill's "square" homebody, but despite their differences, the Star Wars siblings got along famously right till the end. While both...

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