The Malta Independent 24 November 2017, Friday

Cinema

Like mother, like daughter, Meyers-Shyer directs her rom-com

Friday, 29 September 2017, 21:52 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

In the world of the romantic comedy, writer, director and producer Nancy Meyers is unparalleled. Her six films, including "What Women Want," ''It's Complicated" and "Something's Gotta Give" have...

In 'Crown Heights' a wrongful conviction in Brooklyn

Friday, 29 September 2017, 12:00 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Matt Ruskin's "Crown Heights" takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests. It's a sober recounting...

Helen Mirren hits the road in 'The Leisure Seeker' in Venice

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 12:46 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

The Italian nights are getting cooler as fall approaches, and there's something autumnal about many of the movies at the Venice Film Festival this year. The passage of time and the approach of...

'Foxtrot' probes family grief and Israeli trauma

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 21:44 Last update: about 3 months ago

The last time Israeli director Samuel Maoz came to the Venice Film Festival, he won the top prize with his first feature film. Then, his main feeling was shock. Eight years later he's back with...

Watch: In a weak summer at the box office, bright spots abound

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 14:00 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

On their face, the numbers are grim. Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer's box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in...

Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks humor can win the day

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 12:00 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Things may look bleak for Democrats these days, but Michael Moore thinks he knows how they can get back on top. "Humor is the non-violent weapon by which we're going to help turn this around,"...

AP NewsBreak: Study says films exclude women, Hispanics

Monday, 25 September 2017, 18:35 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report...

Judi Dench rules the Venice waves in 'Victoria & Abdul'

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 12:18 Last update: about 3 months ago

It was a day of queens at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday - a real British monarch on the screen and two queens of acting, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, on the red carpet. Dench plays...

Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood confronts the Trump era

Friday, 15 September 2017, 12:18 Last update: about 3 months ago

FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights. Movies take years to make, but many of...

Emirati filmmaker unsettles traditions, exposes hidden lives

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:17 Last update: about 3 months ago

An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a traditional Arab family grappling with issues of homosexual love, gender identity,...

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