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  • Making the pieces fit

    Making the pieces fit

    Mosaic artist Paulene Attard is showing her latest exhibition of works at the church of Santa Maria ta’ Doni in Rabat this month. She tells Jo Caruana about the laborious process and the works of art that come out of it. We all find our creative...

  • Lecture about Ħal Millieri

    Lecture about Ħal Millieri

    Anthony Bonanno is delivering a lecture about Ħal Millieri on Thursday at 6.30pm at Din l-Art Ħelwa, Valletta. Bonanno will take a quick journey down memory lane to recount two episodes in the history of the Annunciation Church of Ħal Millieri.

  • An understated dignity and depth

    An understated dignity and depth

    Still AliceDirector: Richard Glatzer, Wash WestmorelandStarring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart101 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd It has happened to most of us at some point that halfway through a conversation we can’t quite...

  • Where legend and magic collide

    Where legend and magic collide

    Seventh Son is another movie release based on a successful fantasy-based series of books. The series, b­y Joseph Delaney, was inspired by various ghost stories that the author learned about his home village of Stalmine. “I used to teach in...

  • Doesn’t reach heady heights

    Doesn’t reach heady heights

    The Divergent Series: InsurgentDirector: Robert SchwentkeStarring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James119 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Previously, on Divergent: in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, its population has been divided in-to...

  • Strikingly no-holds-barred

    TrashDirector: Stephen DaldryStarring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura111 mins; Class TBA;KRS Releasing Ltd A man clearly in distress. The police are at his door. He manages to evade them for a while in a desperate escape and chucks his...

  • Uniquely shot and strangely intimate

    Uniquely shot and strangely intimate

    MommyDirector: Xavier DolanStarring: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément103 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinema Release At the beginning of Mommy, a series of caption cards explains we are in a ‘parallel’ Canada... a country where parents...

  • Trash that looks like roses

    Trash that looks like roses

    Trash (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 114 minutesDirected by: Stephen DaldryStarring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Stepan Nercessian, Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Pedro Pauleey, Nelson Xavier, Leandro...

  • Doom-laden medieval fantasy romp

    Doom-laden medieval fantasy romp

    Seventh Son (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 102 minutesDirected by: Sergei BodrovStarring: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Kandyse McClure, Djimon Hounsou, Julianne Moore, Jason Scott LeeKRS...

  • Van Sant, Macbeth to jazz up Cannes

    Van Sant, Macbeth to jazz up Cannes

    Palme d’Or laureate Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth will jazz up the 68th Cannes festival, the glittering cinema showcase to which Woody Allen returns after a three-year hiatus. Todd Haynes’s Carol, a drama featuring...

  • Tribeca opens with documentary on Saturday Night Live

    The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of Live From New York, a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live. Vietnamese-American film-maker Bao...

  • Lady Gaga, Sam Smith booked for Montreux Jazz Festival

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett headline the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival and Brazilian legends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will appear in a rare double billing. The line-up for the July 3-18 event also includes veterans Santana, Herbie Hancock,...

  • Carey Mulligan in not-so-romantic role

    Carey Mulligan in not-so-romantic role

    Carey Mulligan has revealed her role in Far From the Madding Crowd was far from romantic as she spent hours standing in a bath full of sheep droppings. The actress plays Bathsheba Everdene in the big screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel and...

  • Joy Gospel Singers’ concert at Vittoriosa

    Joy Gospel Singers’ concert at Vittoriosa

    Joy Gospel Singers are holding a concert titled Celebrating Easter at St Lawrence’s Collegiate parish church, Vittoriosa tomorrow at 7.30pm. The concert will include popular Gospel hymns interpreted by the 40-strong mixed adult choir of sopranos,...

  • Sword and Fantasy Short Film Festival

    The Sword & Fantasy Short Film Festival being held at Palazzo Costanzo in Mdina today, tomorrow and on Sunday is a collection of magical European tales. Preceding the short film screenings there will be short talks by Adam Peter Fretwell on swords...

  • Istanbul festival hit by row over censorship

    Istanbul festival hit by row over censorship

    Nearly two dozen film-makers and a group of international critics have pulled out of the Istanbul Film Festival after the government prevented the screening of a film about Kurdish militants, in the latest outcry over censorship in Turkey. At...

  • Pharrell to perform at Glastonbury

    Pharrell to perform at Glastonbury

    Pharrell Williams and Florence and the Machine will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury. A third headliner – who will join Foo Fighters and Kanye West – is yet to be announced. But the festival tweeted that acts including Jamie T, Alt-J, La...

  • Music lovers can’t let Frozen go

    Music lovers can’t let Frozen go

    The Frozen phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down as sales figures reveal the soundtrack to the Disney film was the biggest-selling album of 2014 – shifting 10 million copies. The album – complete with two different versions of the hit song Let...

  • Getting lost in one’s own life

    Getting lost in one’s own life

    Still Alice (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 101 minutesDirected by: Richard Glatzer, Wash WestmorelandStarring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish, Shane McRae, Stephen Kunken, Victoria Cartagena, Seth...

  • Welcome to the future

    Welcome to the future

    Insurgent (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 119 minutesDirected by: Robert SchwentkeStarring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Naomi WattsKRS...

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