The Malta Independent 23 September 2017, Saturday

Cinema

In 'Wind River' grief blankets a Wyoming reservation

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 15:18 Last update: about 2 months ago

For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land. "Wind River" makes it a kind of trilogy for...

Riveting 'Dunkirk' is Nolan's, and year's, best

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 15:17 Last update: about 2 months ago

There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition....

M.J. Rose takes readers on a journey to 1925 in new novel

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 14:49 Last update: about 2 months ago

M.J. Rose takes readers on a journey to 1925, where a post-war environment invoked a sense of heightened passion and new opportunities in "The Library of Light and Shadow." Delphine Duplessi has...

'Landline,' a rom-com with love crumbling everywhere

Friday, 18 August 2017, 15:16 Last update: about 2 months ago

There's an eye-popping scene in the new film "Landline" when our heroine is walking around New York City and decides to check her phone messages. So get this: She walks over to some weird...

In 'The Dark Tower,' franchise visions fall flat

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 15:16 Last update: about 2 months ago

Ah, August. It's that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who's trying to use his "magics" to destroy a looming...

'The Emoji Movie' may be meh, but it's not evil

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 15:10 Last update: about 2 months ago

There are five stages of grief in preparing to watch "The Emoji Movie ." The first is denial that this actually exists. The second is anger that now even storytelling has been reduced to those...

In 'Valerian,' cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:27 Last update: about 3 months ago

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." Its atmosphere...

'To the Bone' walks fine line of depicting eating disorders

Friday, 11 August 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 3 months ago

Writer and director Marti Noxon struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 10 years. It's her story, albeit a fictionalized version, that she tells in "To The Bone," a feature film coming to Netflix on...

Can big-screen comedy survive the superhero era?

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 3 months ago

Days before the opening of the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy "The House," producer Adam McKay could see the writing on the wall. The box-office forecast for the film wasn't looking good. In the...

Burns sees Vietnam War as virus, documentary as vaccination

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 16:25 Last update: about 3 months ago

Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses - alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he...

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