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  • Trapped in a deadly maze

    Trapped in a deadly maze

    The Maze Runner (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 113 minutesDirected by: Wes BallStarring: Dylan O’Brien, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Blake Cooper, Kaya Scodelario, Dexter DardenKRS Releasing Ltd Young adult literary...

  • Reality stranger than fiction

    Reality stranger than fiction

    Pride (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 120 minutesDirected by: Matthew WarchusStarring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer, Joseph Gilgun, Freddie Fox, Paddy ConsidineKRS Releasing Ltd Pride is one...

  • Play taps phone-hacking laughs... but not for all

    Play taps phone-hacking laughs... but not for all

    Foreign visitors to London’s West End may benefit from a little background reading if they have tickets for Great Britain. A ruthless, scatological and no-holds-barred look at the British phone-hacking scandal and at media ethics in general, the...

  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads music awards nominations

    Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favourite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement yesterday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell...

  • Kill the Messenger: ‘A story that had to be told’

    Kill the Messenger: ‘A story that had to be told’

    Whether it’s a serial killer, a bomb disposal expert or an investigative journalist in the political thriller movie Kill the Messenger, actor Jeremy Renner likes playing dark characters and ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Kill the...

  • Knitting ‘is trendy’

    Knitting ‘is trendy’

    A knitted wall hanging featuring scenes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and piles of yellow and tangerine merino and alpaca wool were among items attracting interest at the Knitting and Stitching Show in London last week. Britain...

  • Challenging stereotypes through arts

    Challenging stereotypes through arts

    The people of Sliema are not just well-to-do businessmen who live in fancy houses. Clifford Jo Zahra and David Grima tell Veronica Stivala about their project, Linji Sfużi, that challenges this mistaken perception. In the conventional narratives...

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall

    Mention of self-portraits for me immediately conjures up images of Rembrandt, Frida or Van Gogh, three very different artists who have immortalised themselves for posterity in suggestive and memorable ways. All three had very different concepts of...

  • The reinterpretation of buildings

    The reinterpretation of buildings

    Following the launch of her architecture-inspired exhibition Construct, artist Celia Borg Cardona chats to Jo Caruana about the processes that led her to this dynamic solo showcase. Our surroundings provide so much inspiration for creativity. From...

  • Richard England’s Sanctuaries

    Richard England’s Sanctuaries

    Architect and artist Richard England is presenting a collection of artworks focusing on different churches at Art..e Gallery in Victoria. This is England's second exhibition at that venue. Last year he put on show a series of works that were...

  • Fuzzhoneys, Pyramid Suns, Falcon’s Flying Circus come together in one gig

    Fuzzhoneys, Pyramid Suns, Falcon’s Flying Circus come together in one gig

    Three indie music bands are joining for one big gig in Marsascala. Girl-duo Fuzzhoneys, four-piece rock band Pyramid Suns and rock’n’rollers Falcon’s Flying Circus will be performing original material as well as giving their take on more...

  • Satirising Maltese politics on stage

    Satirising Maltese politics on stage

    Mediteatru is putting up its second production, Politira, an original, fast-paced political satire in Maltese penned and directed by Keith Borg. The country is in election mode and the candidates are campaigning in full swing. Shawn Balzan is a...

  • Uh oh, it’s time to party

    Uh oh, it’s time to party

    Following the launch of their single and video, the guys from Massacre House Party take turns telling Ramona Depares all about the journey from concept to recording and distribution. Musicians Sylvan Borg, Aaron Sammut and Samwel Mallia are...

  • Dancing to Dante’s tune

    Dancing to Dante’s tune

    Naupaca Dance Factory’s latest offering is ambitiously inspired by Dante’s La Divina Commedia. Veronica Stivala speaks to lead dancer and production manager Deborah Agius about how exactly one dances to Dante. I strongly suggest you watch the...

  • Anatomy of a nuclear family

    Anatomy of a nuclear family

    Penned by the remarkable Brad Fraser, True Love Lies is a play that aesthetically seems simple, but in reality is complex and profound. In fact, although a large chunk of it takes place in a restaurant, the play anatomises the nuclear family as we...

  • Valletta soul in decline

    Valletta soul in decline

    The protagonist of Tony Cassar Darien’s Il-Kennies tal-Ġenna, held in Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Ġanni, is an honest man. However, he has lost the one woman he loved and has also been treated unjustly by his employers at the bank where he used...

  • The puppet and the bullies

    The puppet and the bullies

    With the countdown to popular festival ŻiguŻajg finally begun, Jo Caruana chats to writer and actress Veronica Stivala about her upcoming children’s show, Cookie and the Art of Bullying. International children’s festival ŻiguŻajg returns next...

  • More artists join Talbot & Bons Music Marathon

    More artists join Talbot & Bons Music Marathon

    New passenger arrivals to Malta will be greeted by something a little different next weekend – the vibrant voices of some of Malta’s top artists and performers as they take part in the first-ever Talbot and Bons Live Music Marathon at Skyparks in...

  • Somewhat undercooked

    Somewhat undercooked

    The Hundred-Foot JourneyDirector: Lass HallströmStarring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal122 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd It is rather easy to recognise a Lasse Hallström film. The Swedish director’s résumé boasts a varied confection of...

  • Comparisons are to be expected

    Comparisons are to be expected

    If I StayDirector: R. J. CuttlerStarring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley107 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Young adult fiction has provided the foundation of many a successful movie: from the Harry Potter franchise to The...

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