Arts & Entertainment

  • NY mansion featured in The Godfather is for sale

    NY mansion featured in The Godfather is for sale

    A New York City mansion that featured in the 1972 American movie classic The Godfather is up for grabs for fans of the blockbuster or just anyone willing to pay the $2.89 million price tag. In the Oscar-winning film, the grand Staten Island home...

  • Italy’s ‘greatest picture’

    Italy’s ‘greatest picture’

    An Italian Renaissance masterpiece that English novelist Aldous Huxley once described as “the greatest picture in the world” was saved from destruction in World War II by a British artillery officer who defied orders to shell the town. Today,...

  • Stage two of the Eurovision mania

    Stage two of the Eurovision mania

    After yesterday’s Junior Eurovision, it’s time to gear up for the real deal. Mark Xuereb rounds up this year’s hopefuls ahead of the local finals. In Malta the selection which precedes the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be one of the...

  • A sonic kind of equilibrium

    A sonic kind of equilibrium

    Many may be unfamiliar, as yet, with the name Jane Doe but do not let this fool you into thinking that this is a band made up of newbies. Even if you listen to their debut EP, the intriguingly-named Homeostatic just once, it is enough to dispel...

  • Making music another way

    Making music another way

    Vinny Vella Jr is an affable person, the kind of man who immediately makes one feel comfortable in his presence and he likes to debate, especially when it comes to music. I found out all this when he invited me over to his place for a chat about...

  • Will they wear the crown?

    Will they wear the crown?

    Maltese rock fans have a new track to nod their heads to while on the road, thanks to local alt-rock band WaterWings. The group has been recently dominating the airwaves with its new single Steal the Crown, launched last month. Recorded and...

  • A laboratory for new ideas

    A laboratory for new ideas

    Not a lot of people know about the University of Malta’s Research Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT), but that is changing as research takes an increasingly important role in today’s society. That is why the RIDT is working on build-ing more...

  • Musician Sammy Galea turns 80

    Musician Sammy Galea turns 80

    If ever an example of a life lived in music was needed, Sammy Galea would quite likely be among the first names to come to most people’s minds. A pillar of the Maltese music scene for decades, this talented musician, songwriter and composer turned...

  • German Film Festival kicks off

    German Film Festival kicks off

    The sixth German Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday. Organised once more by the German–Maltese Circle, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, this year’s edition offers seven movies. Sirka Vella-Facklam, who has been organising the event...

  • Oscars calling Cumberbatch

    Oscars calling Cumberbatch

    The Imitation GameDirector: Morten TyldumStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode114 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd The Imitation Game is a film that will in all likelihood earn Benedict Cumberbatch his first Oscar...

  • A feast for eyes and mind

    A feast for eyes and mind

    InterstellarDirector: Christopher NolanStarring: Matthew McCon-naughey, Anne Hathaway169 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd Oh Christopher Nolan, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. The way you tell epic stories set in atypical landscapes –...

  • A film that lingers in its emotion

    A film that lingers in its emotion

    Two Days, One NightDirector: Jean-Pierre DardenneStarring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne95 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release The Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc, have been making films about ordinary folks dealing with...

  • Here we go again

    Here we go again

      The Marsa Shipbuilding site once echoed with the rumble of heavy metal and the shuffling of thousands of workers. But this year, the echoes are different – more musical. Following the hosting of the Junior Eurovision, the former shipbuilding...

  • Vieni to Vienna

    Vieni to Vienna

    Following Conchita Wurst’s victory, Vienna is preparing to host the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. But apart from the contest’s sugary tunes, Austria’s capital has other dessert delights to offer. Here is a selection of the city’s sweet...

  • European Film Festival launched

    European Film Festival launched

    The 12th edition of the European Film Festival was launched on Friday, November 14 with the screening of the Italian film Il Primo Incarico at the Westin Dragonara Resort. The festival is organised by the European Commission Representation in...

  • More meaning with Patches

    More meaning with Patches

    The Patches Christmas fair will be held on November 30 from 12.30pm to 8pm in the Magazino hall at the Valletta Waterfront. Patches is an experiential fair, connecting contemporary, creative makers with people who appreciate handcrafted and...

  • Thank you for the music

    Thank you for the music

    You might dismiss Abba’s music as the kind that your parents listen to, which is, of course, an epic fail if you’re under 20. But admit it, every time you hear Gimme, Gimme, Gimme or Dancing Queen on the radio, you find yourself singing along.

  • Artisans NGO launched

    Artisans NGO launched

    Original Malta, a local NGO set up by Malta Artisan Markets founder Lisa Grech, aims to promote and raise the profile of Malta-based contemporary artisans. Helped by the Malta Enterprise Network Support Scheme, hopes to...

  • In the mood for love

    In the mood for love

    Love makes the world go round, especially that of the Eurovision and the national song contests that send it love letters. Tune in to the national festivals and you’ll be served a cocktail of love, from the jilted kind to the passionate yet...

  • A special Christmas

    A special Christmas

    This year, leave your Christmas celebrations in the hands of seasoned experts. No one can deny that the festive season is a time for relishing delicious food and drink. For generations, Caffe Cordina’s expertise in both of those areas has shone...