The Malta Independent 13 November 2018, Tuesday

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Norwegian massacre '22 July' is brilliantly handled

Monday, 12 November 2018, 09:41 Last update: about 18 hours ago Associated Press

Anders Behring Breivik probably thinks "22 July " is about him. He's the violent narcissist whose actions are at the heart of the film, but Breivik is really the enigma in its center. No, "22 July" is...

Amandla Stenberg: I'm still finding my voice

Friday, 9 November 2018, 09:50 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Actress Amandla Stenberg was named after a 1989 Miles Davis album — a lush, African-tinged funk fusion that takes its name from the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power." In South Africa under...

11 years later, Tamara Jenkins returns with 'Private Life'

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 09:47 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Tamara Jenkins has had time to consider why there have been such long stretches between her movies. Her latest, "Private Life ," starring Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a New York couple struggling...

Phoenix and Reilly excel as 'The Sisters Brothers'

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 09:45 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly might not be obvious picks to play brothers, but French director Jacques Audiard made an inspired choice by casting them as such in "The Sisters Brothers ." By...

Redford is wry, charming in his (maybe?) swan song

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 09:44 Last update: about 7 days ago

If you're going to pick someone to play a man who moves through the world with grace, style and a slight, wry smile, you could hardly do better than Robert Redford. As an actor, Redford broke...

For Gaga, Cooper, cast, 'A Star Is Born' hits close to home

Monday, 5 November 2018, 09:42 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

When Bradley Cooper saw Lady Gaga perform "La Vie en Rose" at a fundraiser at the home of entrepreneur Sean Parker, it wasn't one of the important moments along the road to making "A Star Is Born." It...

A very intimate quest shown in 'Private Life'

Friday, 2 November 2018, 12:42 Last update: about 23 days ago

The three things most couples fight about are said to be sex, money and kids. Tamara Jenkins has managed to up the ante for one stressed-out husband and wife by combining all of them in her latest...

'A Star Is Born' is dizzyingly wonderful

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:40 Last update: about 23 days ago

It's hard not to go into "A Star Is Born " without a lot of prejudgments. Even if you haven't seen the other three versions, the mere fact that they exist, and with such formidable talent, is enough...

Alaskan thriller 'Hold the Dark' is brutal and bleak

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 14:20 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

The Alaska tourism board can't be all that thrilled with Jeremy Saulnier's "Hold the Dark ," a grueling but beautifully shot mystery about a small town where it seems the very best quality of life one...

In 'Colette,' a literary great is finally unbound

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 12:39 Last update: about 23 days ago

Wash Westmoreland's "Colette" is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it's too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that...

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