The Malta Independent 22 November 2019, Friday

Cinema

Streep, Soderbergh on the rallying cry of 'The Laundromat'

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:03 Last update: about 21 hours ago Associated Press

Meryl Streep is describing "the Darwinism of the moment" and not just because her latest film, the Steven Soderbergh-directed Panama Papers satire "The Laundromat," opens with cavemen. She's...

Renée Zellweger captures Garland's essence in 'Judy'

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 09:35 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Renée Zellweger is so undeniably perfect as Judy Garland that it almost makes up for the shortcomings of the film around it. "Judy " is itself a fine and imperfect look at some of Garland's...

Happy now? Everyone is talking about 'Joker'

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:43 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

There may be no such thing as bad publicity, but the spotlight on "Joker" is testing the limits of that old cliche. The origin story about the classic Batman villain has inspired pieces both in...

Eddie Murphy shines in vulgar, heartfelt 'Dolemite'

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 09:54 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

For the amount of cursing, vulgarity and nudity in "Dolemite Is My Name ," it might come as a surprise that it's actually a rather sweet and heartfelt film. "Dolemite" is not here to shock and...

Terrific cast but too much white noise in 'Silence'

Friday, 15 November 2019, 10:05 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Market it right, and you can get people to pay for literally anything these days. Especially in Manhattan. That's why it's not especially shocking when, at the start of the "The Sound of...

In 'Hustlers,' Jennifer Lopez steals money, and the show

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:31 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

"Hustlers" is, in itself, a hustle. It looks like a flashy, glamorous movie about strippers — all sparkle and skin and high-heels. And it is that. But the fleshy, dazzling surface of...

Jennifer Lopez steals the show in 'Hustlers'

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:55 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Hustlers " saves all of its tricks for the end. It's a banger of an ending, too, which is something that so few films manage to nail. The emotion, the stakes, the character development and the why of...

'Downton Abbey' film is stately but too safe

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10:20 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series...

Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:22 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray. In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They've been talking...

Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch' is elegant but flawed

Friday, 8 November 2019, 15:04 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up...

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