The Malta Independent 20 July 2018, Friday


In 'Tully,' a rare close-up of postnatal motherhood

Friday, 8 June 2018, 08:43 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

The title character of Jason Reitman's "Tully" descends not from the clouds, carried by an umbrella in the wind, but glides cheerfully through the front door on a black night. She arrives just as...

Summer Movie Preview: 'Crazy Rich Asians' changes everything

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 08:42 Last update: about 3 months ago

It's been 25 years since a major Hollywood studio released an English-language film with a primarily Asian cast. The last was Wayne Wang's adaptation of the generational tear-jerker "The Joy Luck...

Summer Movie Preview: McCarthy and Falcone's family business

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 08:40 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Melissa McCarthy hasn't had a movie in theaters since "Ghostbusters" two years ago, but it's not like she's been taking a break. She's been hard at work preparing multiple projects with her...

Slick neo-noir 'Gemini' stays surface level

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 08:39 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Writer-director Aaron Katz's "Gemini " is a very stylishly executed and well-cast attempt at a Lynchian neo-noir that doesn't really work. Glum and meandering, the Los Angeles-set mystery about a...

'RBG' amuses, entertains, and yes, inspires

Monday, 4 June 2018, 08:38 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Is RBG getting enough kale? That was the question — only partly in jest — that circulated back in early 2017 when President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court....

Rachel Dolezal documentary fascinating, well-crafted

Friday, 1 June 2018, 09:42 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

There's a scene at the end of the Netflix documentary about controversial figure Rachel Dolezal when she enters a DMV and comes out a few minutes later with a new name. "A new start," she says. The...

New Italian movie explores Berlusconi's relations with women

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:36 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

— Italian voters' love affair with Silvio Berlusconi may be waning, judging by the slumping fortunes of his Forza Italia party in recent elections. But Italians are invited to explore the...

McAdams, Weisz give searing turns in 'Disobedience'

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:34 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

"Disobedience " is a slow-burn drama that reveals its true self patiently to the audience. From director Sebastián Lelio ("A Fantastic Woman") and based on Naomi Alderman's book, the film...

'Infinity War' caps a decade of success for Marvel Studios

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 10:31 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talks about his job like a fan who's just lucky to be there. To hear his genuine enthusiasm about the movies, the actors, the audience and the stories almost...

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