The Malta Independent 10 July 2020, Friday

Cinema

Study finds 2019 was a 'banner year' for female filmmakers

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 07:37 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year...

Q&A: Sam Mendes on making '1917' in one long take

Monday, 25 May 2020, 08:15 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

After the juggling act of two Bond films, with their cadre of characters and armory of gadgets, Sam Mendes had something cleaner in mind for his next film.  Two main characters. No backstory....

Dom Mintoff assassination thriller heads to the big screen

Monday, 18 May 2020, 17:09 Last update: about 3 months ago

Production is kicking into serious gear for the Shadeena Entertainment adaptation of Alex Vella Gera's landmark 2012 novel Is-Sriep Reġgħu Saru Velenużi (Merlin), despite COVID-19...

Q&A: Anthony Daniels talks long ride as C-3PO in 'Star Wars'

Monday, 18 May 2020, 08:31 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Anthony Daniels went through a painful experience after not receiving the same amount of public recognition as other co-stars when the first "Star Wars" film was released in 1977.  But in time,...

A force awakened: why so many find meaning in Star Wars

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:17 Last update: about 3 months ago The Conversation

After witnessing the overwhelming popularity of Star Wars, director Francis Ford Coppola told George Lucas he should start his own religion.   Lucas laughed him off, but Coppola may...

'Waves' explores the ebb, flow of a family's love

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 09:06 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Rarely has a movie's title been so apt as that of "Waves," a film that makes you feel like you've been knocked flat over by a fierce current — only to be rescued by a gentle, soothing flow of...

Taylor Kitsch plays a bad guy with nuance and special skills

Friday, 8 May 2020, 07:28 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Actor Taylor Kitsch bristles at the notion that the criminal he plays in the new police drama "21 Bridges," is a cold-blooded killer. He says he worked to find the "emotional beats" of his...

In 'Knives Out,' a whodunit for the Trump era

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 08:43 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" unravels not just a good old-fashioned murder mystery but the very fabric of the whodunit, pulling at loose threads until it has intricately, devilishly woven together...

'Queen & Slim' is romantic, urgent and beautiful

Monday, 27 April 2020, 09:41 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Rarely has a Tinder date ended so poorly than the one shown in "Queen & Slim." Even more rarely has a bad Tinder date produced such a great film. The remarkable "Queen & Slim" is a...

In 'The Two Popes,' a buddy movie in vestments

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 07:40 Last update: about 4 months ago Associated Press

Believers of all religions can agree on one thing: the Vatican is an unlikely place for a bromance. The novelty of Fernando Meirelles' "The Two Popes" is right there in its title. There has only...

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