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  • The artist in search of something

    The artist in search of something

    Whoever follows the artistic journey of Ray Piscopo will eventually notice that, under the new forms apparently defying any classification and beyond the appearance of figures of diverse nature, there is always the artist in search of...

  • Teenagers through a digital lens

    Teenagers through a digital lens

    The ŻiguŻajg children’s festival is now firmly entrenched in the cultural calendar of these islands. Not only does it feature a week-long programme of events specifically aimed at a young audience but it also churns out some of the most exciting...

  • A parable about greed

    One of the theatre offerings of this year’s ŻiguŻajg Festival involved a lively dramatisation, meant for young children, of the Grimm folk tale The Fisherman and his Wife, bearing the title Rondinella. This very successful offering was from the...

  • A powerful tale of humanity

    A powerful tale of humanity

    A Thousand Times GoodnightDirector: Erik PoppeStarring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Juliette Binoche117 mins; Class 15;KRS Film Releasing The opening credits unfold over a pitch-black screen with a mere sliver of daylight bouncing with dust particles...

  • Not quite as scary as it pretends

    Not quite as scary as it pretends

    AnnabelleDirector: John LeonettiStarring: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard99 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release My favourite horror film of last year was The Conjuring, a well-executed, character-driven spine-chiller which dealt with...

  • Not When Harry Met Sally

    Not When Harry Met Sally

    Love RosieDirector: Christian DitterStarring: Sam Claflin, Lily Collins, Suki Waterhouse102 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Love Rosie is a sweet, if un­me­morable, British romantic comedy starring up-and-comers Lily Collins and Sam Claflin as...

  • An evocative film that sets a mood

    An evocative film that sets a mood

    IdaDirector: Pawel PawlikowskiStarring: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska,Dawid Ogrodnik82 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinema Release The Polish film Ida arrives on our shores riding a wave of critical acclaim, having won numerous awards at various...

  • Part mad caper, wholly enjoyable

    Part mad caper, wholly enjoyable

    PaddingtonDirector: Paul KingStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters95 mins; Class U;Eden Cinemas Release I have, of course, always known who Paddington bear is, but sadly I never really knew very much about the character in my...

  • The persistence of memory

    The persistence of memory

    TheatreThe Three SunsetsMITP If there is one thing which unites the entire human race it’s the importance that we give to our memories and past experiences as part of a fulfilling life. We go through so much in one lifetime, that all our forgotten...

  • Major flute quartets at Jesuits oratory

    The next teatime concert from the series The Oratory – Music and Art, will be held tomorrow at the oratory of the Jesuits church in Valletta, at 4.30pm. These fortnightly concerts are being held as part of the University of Malta Research Trust...

  • Glenn Close returns on Broadway stage

    Glenn Close returns on Broadway stage

    After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, A Delicate Balance, a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and...

  • Hugo Chavez ballet to show in Venezuela

    His signature adorns buildings all over Venezuela. His eyes grace thousands of red T-shirts and caps. And there is even a special font to perpetuate his calligraphy. Now, the legacy of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s charismatic socialist leader who died...

  • Art from the head, not the heart

    Art from the head, not the heart

    It might be more suited to a fringe show but London’s Saatchi Gallery is showcasing a new style of cutting-edge art – an installation made from human hair. United Nations: Man and Space appears to have more to do with a hairdresser’s salon than an...

  • Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove

    Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove

    A Swiss museum published a list of all the art found in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. The Bern Art Museum was named as sole heir to...

  • SBAM finch show

    SBAM finch show

    The Song Bird Association Malta (SBAM) will this weekend be organising its eighth annual finch show.Being shown will be greenfinches, hawfinches, siskins, goldfinches, crossbills and cardinals among others, including various mutations and hybrids...

  • Broadway finds novel stage in old venue: Cuba

    Broadway finds novel stage in old venue: Cuba

    In Bob Nederlander Jr’s mission to export Broadway to new markets around the world, he found an old one where the American art form lay dormant for a least 50 years – Cuba. After testing the Cuban appetite with a 2011 concert of Broadway show...

  • Take That seal deal for streaming of new album

    Take That seal deal for streaming of new album

    Take That have done a deal with Google’s streaming service for their new album – which will not be available on rival Spotify until the new year. The group have teamed up with Google Play Music to enable their new release, called III, to be...

  • Internet poet up for Critics Choice award

    A poet who shot to fame performing for huge audiences on You Tube has been shortlisted for a prestigious music industry award. George the Poet, who grew up in northwest London and studied at Cambridge University, is one of three acts in the...

  • Make way for Paddington

    Make way for Paddington

    Paddington (2014)Certified: UDuration: 95 minutesDirected by: Paul KingVoices of: Ben Whishaw, Michael Gambon, Imelda StauntonStarring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, Simon FarnabyKRS...

  • Caught in the moment

    Caught in the moment

    1,000 Times Good Night (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 117 minutesDirected by: Erik PoppeStarring: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Muller Jr, Mads OusdalKRS Releasing Ltd The...

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