The Malta Independent 1 May 2017, Monday


The Chainsmokers disappoint on new, same-old album

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 16:40 Last update: about 5 days ago

The Chainsmokers wowed with their infectious single "Closer" and gave Coldplay a trendy EDM makeover on "Something Just Like This." But high hopes for a whole album by the DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and...

'The Lost City of Z' is a mesmerizing adventure

Saturday, 29 April 2017, 15:45 Last update: about 5 days ago

Modest and majestic at once, the films of James Gray patiently burrow their way into the souls of their characters and, maybe, into you. Gray is painterly and exacting - some might say to a fault. But...

Spoon's 'Hot Thoughts' is raw, sinewy, danceable

Friday, 28 April 2017, 16:40 Last update: about 5 days ago

Spoon's "Hot Thoughts" is raw, sinewy and often danceable, the band charging into its ninth album with a cruder and more experimental approach. Helmed by producer Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev,...

'Logan' a satisfying end for Jackman's Wolverine

Friday, 28 April 2017, 15:44 Last update: about 5 days ago

"Logan " is not for the faint of heart - not just because of its brutal violence, but because it packs an emotional wallop you don't typically expect from a comic-book movie. Featuring Hugh...

'The Lost Order' by Steve Berry is gripping story

Friday, 28 April 2017, 15:07 Last update: about 5 days ago

"The Lost Order," Steve Berry's latest Cotton Malone adventure, combines the history of a secret society with a look inside the Smithsonian Institution - and it's terrific. Before the Civil War,...

Digging deep for that classic Deep Purple sound on new album

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 16:39 Last update: about 5 days ago

This album is so Purple even Prince would love it. Deep Purple, those space truckers from the late '60s whose four-chord intro to "Smoke on the Water" became the go-to practice riff for every kid...

Jordan Peele turns his focus to directing in 'Get Out'

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 15:43 Last update: about 5 days ago

"I don't necessarily love the attention," Peele said. "It takes a particular kind of toll on you." While that might be a dagger in the hearts of fans who came to know and love Peele as an...

'Inferno' brings insight and humanity to Ebola outbreak

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 15:05 Last update: about 5 days ago

In 2014, Dr. Steven Hatch, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, flew into a Liberian airport in the midst of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, donned...

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