Arts & Entertainment

  • Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland sequel flops

    Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland sequel flops

    The past two weeks have not been easy for actor Johnny Depp, who is currently facing charges for domestic abuse. Now his latest movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass has flopped in the US. The movie brought in an estimated $28.1 million dollars...

  • Music festival in Mellieħa next week

    Music festival in Mellieħa next week

    A philharmonic orchestra, a local hip hop crew and a bagpipe band will be among the acts lined up to perform at a Mellieħa music festival. Mellieħa will be organising an international music festival for the third consecutive year next week, with...

  • X-Men and Alice go head to head

    X-Men and Alice go head to head

    Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse and Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass squared off over Memorial Day weekend, but both blockbuster hopefuls emerged bruised from this box office clash of the titans. The latest X-Men adventure easily topped the...

  • Chris Evans hits back at Top Gear critics

    Chris Evans hits back at Top Gear critics

    Chris Evans has hit back after viewers slammed his Top Gear debut.The revamped BBC Two show returned to TV screens on Sunday night with Evans and former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc at the helm.Viewers were quick to criticise the motoring show on...

  • Top Gear fails to wow audiences

    Top Gear fails to wow audiences

    The relaunch of Top Gear, with its all new presenting team, had been eagerly anticipated for months. With Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc at the helm, viewers were keen to see how they fared compared to the previous trio of presenters. And so too...

  • The sounds of generations

    The sounds of generations

    Having served music lovers since 1885, Anthony D’Amato Records Shop in Valletta could be the world’s oldest record shop. Ronald Cassar turns up the volume on vinyl records and local music with William D’Amato. Established in 1885, D’Amato Records...

  • Let’s talk about sex

    Let’s talk about sex

    Sex can be taboo, scary, funny, disgusting, and sensual... sometimes all at the same time. It’s not surprising, therefore, to find it at the heart of some of the greatest works of art. Sex has also provided the backdrop to some of the best known...

  • Mistura releases new live album

    Mistura releases new live album

    Local band Mistura has just released a new live album called U l-Kotra Għajtet f’Daqqa – Mistura Lajv waqt Kotra 2016. This album, which contains songs recorded during the Kotra – Kunċert Kontra l-Kurrent concert held last March, is a first for...

  • Information overload

    Information overload

    Having been moved and impressed by the MADC’s Image of an Unknown Young Woman, Jo Caruana simply wishes more people could have seen this strong and cutting-edge production. We’ve become a generation of mindless scrollers. As we sift through...

  • A perfect match

    A perfect match

    A small gallery in Gozo is currently showcasing the new works by two of Malta’s most satirical and likeable artists – Andrew Diacono and Debbie Caruana Dingli. This is the third joint exhibition between these two artists, whose first collaboration...

  • Pop, soul and passion

    Pop, soul and passion

    It almost seems like a long time, but it’s really only five years ago that I first interviewed Chess for this very same newspaper, just months after she had just moved to the UK, where she’d gone to pursue her studies and a career in music. Five...

  • The comfort of Indian fusion

    The comfort of Indian fusion

    To anyone who remembers the local music scene in the 1980s, Toni Curmi will forever be the long-haired lad who delivered the heavy riffage in Passion Blade (later shortened to Blade). A few years back, on top of doing session work, he was also...

  • One child’s journey to find herself

    One child’s journey to find herself

    The story of Willa, the transgender eight-year-old who stole the hearts of everyone, opened our eyes to the challenges that transgender children face in our society. Joanna Demarco traced Willa’s journey as she discovers herself.

  • Fostering productive relationships

    Fostering productive relationships

    With St James Cavalier’s artist-in-residence programme going strong, Spazju Kreattiv artistic director Toni Sant gives Johnathan Cilia a look at what’s in store. As I opened the door of the downstairs bathrooms of St James Cavalier, I could hear...

  • Interpreting a broken world

    The fourth edition of the Annual Philosophy Lecture organised by the Philosophy Sharing Foundation will be held on Friday at 7.30pm at St James Cavalier, Valletta. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Karl Borg, a University philosophy graduate.

  • When a city becomes a cinema

    Sometime last year, just before the first Valletta Film Festival (VFF) was launched, Oliver Mallia, one of the festival’s directors, had expressed a desire that it would be the first of many. Clearly that first edition, which saw over 5,000...

  • Critic’s choice

    Critic’s choice

    Hedi (Opening Film) The struggles of individuals vying for personal freedom away from the constraints of duty and tradition seem to be the basis of many of the films featured in this year’s VFF – at least in those I have seen so far. Hedi, which...

  • All about the characters

    All about the characters

    Money MonsterDirector: Jodie FosterStars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’ConnellDuration: 98 minsClass: 15KRS Film Releasing Ltd George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up – with Jodie Foster at the helm – for Money Monster, a satirical...

  • An experiment that pays off

    An experiment that pays off

    Everybody Wants Some!! is the follow-up to Academy Award-nominated director, writer and producer Richard Linklater’s sublime Boyhood, which in 2014 charmed audiences and critics alike with its heart-warming – and ambitiously executed, having been...

  • Earth Garden’s Roots Stage goes bigger

    Earth Garden’s Roots Stage goes bigger

    As it reaches its tenth edition, Earth Garden Festival is expanding the Roots Stage to host all concerts. This year’s entrance ticket will give festival goers a pass to all areas including the concerts as the Roots Stage becomes the main and...