The Malta Independent 25 June 2022, Saturday

Cinema

In 'Lucy and Desi,' Amy Poehler strives to humanize TV icons

Monday, 20 June 2022, 09:38 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

For Amy Poehler and millions of millions of Americans, "I Love Lucy" wasn't just something that was on television. It was a show that "came with your TV and was on your whole life," she said. But...

The Foo Fighters make a horror movie

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 08:08 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

For anyone who found the band tensions that reverberate in "The Beatles: Get Back"  too tame, the Foo Fighters have made a movie in which arguments over recording an album lead to a trail of dead...

Fall in love with Joe Wright's 'Cyrano'

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 10:49 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

Joe Wright is at his best when he's making movies about love. They may not always have a happy ending. In fact, they usually don't. But truly romantic movies seem to be a rarer and rarer thing in...

Finding yourself in 'The Worst Person in the World'

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 09:42 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

There is a fallacy of youthful restlessness that's easy to forget when it's mostly in the rearview mirror: It's possible to both not know what you want while also being pretty sure of what you don't....

Our favourite crash-test dummies return in 'Jackass'

Friday, 3 June 2022, 09:26 Last update: about 22 days ago Associated Press

Pity those in charge of COVID-19 protocols on "Jackass Forever." Imagine, just for starters, the challenges of monitoring the health of participants in something called the "Vomitron." I could...

'Moonfall' is a brain-twisting, popcorny mega-blast

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 09:48 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Some people might look up at the moon and admire its glowing and desolate beauty. Director Roland Emmerich apparently sees a constructed hollow orb that may have been built by aliens. Some of us will...

Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 10:09 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen's "Compartment No. 6."  To Laura...

Asghar Farhadi's new film grapples with the idea of heroes

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:27 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi had been thinking about the concept behind " A Hero " long before he started making movies. In fact, the spark came before he even knew that he'd ever make a...

'Who We Are' offers a searing view of racism in US

Friday, 22 April 2022, 09:59 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

"If you've ever owned a slave, please raise your hand," Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," a searing documentary based on a...

In 'Watcher,' a stalker thriller with a female gaze

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 11:30 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

An American woman moves to Bucharest with her partner and begins to suspect she's being stalked in "Watcher," a stylish, unnerving thriller that premiered Friday at the Sundance Film...

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