The Malta Independent 2 April 2020, Thursday


Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

Monday, 30 March 2020, 16:44 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing up to the fascist regime in "Casablanca" and director...

'Black in Space' looks at final frontier of civil rights

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 07:51 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't...

Winfrey holds TV discussion on 'American Dirt' in Arizona

Monday, 9 March 2020, 11:13 Last update: about 24 days ago Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey's soon-to-be televised discussion about the controversial novel "American Dirt" is drawing scrutiny for not inviting some of the book's harshest Latino critics. The talk show host...

Edie Falco talks new show 'Tommy' and staying close to home

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:55 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

In her role in the news CBS drama "Tommy," actress Edie Falco plays the first female chief of police in Los Angeles, but the native New Yorker found a way to shoot the show in her hometown.  The...

'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' finds heart, song in tragedy

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 12:50 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

The zestfully titled, song-and-dance filled "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" has an unlikely origin. The NBC series, about a young woman who channels other people's thoughts through pop songs, was...

Key is still making people laugh but flexing his drama chops

Monday, 17 February 2020, 10:30 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Keegan-Michael Key is transitioning out of over-the-top comedies to focus more on dramatic films, and for him, it's no laughing matter. "We've been moving in a little bit of a new direction,...

New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in 'face doubles'

Friday, 31 January 2020, 09:36 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the Sundance Film...

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 10:48 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi Arabia...

Hank Azaria to quit voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons'

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 15:19 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Hank Azaria says he has no plans to continue voicing the character of Apu on "The Simpsons," according to an industry blog. But that isn't to say the Indian immigrant convenience store owner Azaria...

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