The Malta Independent 24 February 2017, Friday


'Fifty Shades Darker' misfires with bland soundtrack

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 16:31 Last update: about 2 days ago

If "more" is the name of the game for new film "Fifty Shades Darker," it shouldn't have been the case for its music. At a staggering 19 overwrought songs, the soundtrack committed itself to death by...

Glutton for punishment? Then see '50 Shades Darker'

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 15:29 Last update: about 2 days ago

In all the kinked knots and twists of satin that adorn "Fifty Shades Darker," none is more worthwhile to uncoil than the tangled absurdities of its central dominator, Christian...

Pagan's latest is love story told from different viewpoints

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 14:51 Last update: about 2 days ago

"Forever is the Worst Long Time" is a love story told from several very different points of view. Camille Pagan unpacks a complicated relationship among a struggling novelist named James; his best...

Elbow loses a member and become more accessible

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 16:30 Last update: about 2 days ago

Less, it turns out, is more for the British band Elbow. On their seventh studio album, the art-rockers have lost a founding member, but the music they deliver is some of the best they've made in...

"Hamilton" author Chernow has Grant bio coming in fall

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 14:51 Last update: about 2 days ago

Ron Chernow, the historian who helped inspire the musical "Hamilton," has a biography of Ulysses S. Grant coming out in October. Penguin Press is calling the book "Grant" and plans to...

Nismagħhom jgħidu by Joe Friggieri

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:48 Last update: about 1 day ago

'Nismagħhom jgħidu', is the latest book of short stories written by Prof Joe Friggieri and published by Kite Group. The stories feature a gallery of characters from different walks of life....

Chuck Prophet at his best on 'Bobby Fuller'

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 16:29 Last update: about 2 days ago

The song titles suggest this is an album worth hearing. They're Prophetic. Along with the title cut, there's "Bad Year for Rock and Roll," ''Jesus Was a Social Drinker," ''If I Was Connie...

Ben Affleck is not directing Batman, but will produce, star

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 15:28 Last update: about 2 days ago

In a statement Monday, Affleck said it "has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require" and that he and the studio are looking for a new director. "There are certain...

A poet on the run in startlingly great 'Neruda'

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 15:24 Last update: about 2 days ago

Chilean director Pablo Larrain is on a hero's quest to destroy the conventional biopic it seems. He turned the post-assassination days of Jacqueline Kennedy into an atmospheric examination of...

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