The Malta Independent 27 January 2020, Monday

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LaBeouf explores his own childhood in 'Honey Boy'

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 09:22 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"Honey Boy" will break your heart. It hardly matters if you've never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf's life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years. But this is...

Scorsese, De Niro and Pacino on time and 'The Irishman'

Friday, 24 January 2020, 09:25 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they are but like three old friends, energized by being in each other's company. They are chatting about movies. Martin Scorsese...

In 'Motherless Brooklyn,' 'Chinatown' goes East

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 10:12 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Jonathan Lethem's novel about a private eye with Tourette's syndrome, "Motherless Brooklyn," starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist's...

Bale and Damon go into overdrive for 'Ford v Ferrari'

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 09:35 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that's nothing compared to the distance...

Scorsese's 'The Irishman' is mature and melancholy

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 08:54 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

The runtime is the most boring aspect of Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman " to dwell on. There is no question that three hours and 28 minutes qualifies as a long movie. And in a landscape where...

Erivo engages in imperfect but important 'Harriet'

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 09:53 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Legendary American heroine that she is, there are certain things for which Harriet Tubman is overdue. One is her spot on U.S. currency: Google "Tubman" and "$20" and "Trump." Another is a major...

'Terminator: Dark Fate' is no triumphant comeback

Friday, 17 January 2020, 09:46 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Who will save the "Terminator" franchise from itself? Not "Deadpool" director Tim Miller, producer James Cameron or even Linda Hamilton, it turns out. Yes, despite an A-list roster of talent,...

Pattinson and Dafoe on the oddities of 'The Lighthouse'

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 15:19 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

"Weird" is a vague and imprecise word but it's probably fair to say it can be applied to a boxy black-and-white movie about the feverish psychological battles and explicit mermaid-infused visions of...

In Scorsese and Coppola, Marvel meets formidable foes

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 09:30 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

It's not exactly the stuff of "Stop the presses!" that some of the greatest filmmakers in the world have misgivings about the rise of the superhero film and its outsized place in our film...

'Jojo Rabbit' seeks humour in the darkest of places

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 10:31 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

"Oh good, another Hitler comedy! It's been too long," said no studio development executive, ever. But of course, absurd as the idea may seem, some attempts to wring humor from the horrors of Nazi...

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