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  • Hollywood studios surge EU rethink on copyright

    The heads of some of the biggest Hollywood studios, commercial broadcasters and European football leagues have urged the EU to reconsider a planned copyright overhaul they fear will lead to lower investment in films and TV shows. In a letter to...

  • Kidman, Stone set for London Film Festival

    Kidman, Stone set for  London Film Festival

    Oscar hopefuls La La Land, The Birth of a Nation and Snowden are among the movies to be screened during the 60th BFI London Film Festival. Hollywood stars including Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Lupita Nyong’o will all travel to the...

  • Harnessing local creativity

    Harnessing local creativity

    Spazju Kreattiv, at St James Cavalier, is set for the launch of a new season. Johnathan Cilia meets up with programme manager Daniel Azzopardi to find out what’s in store. The team behind the Spazju Kreattiv Programme, housed in St James Cavalier...

  • Let me take you down…

    Let me take you down…

    … ’cos I’m going to Creamfields forever. Johnathan Cilia’s first experience at the international festival turns out to be not quite as mainstream as expected. I had never actually attended, but even I was aware that the annual Creamfields music...

  • Rising stars

    Rising stars

    How often could one put together so much talent in one evening? These islands are blessed with gifted young people and, when these are carefully nurtured and guided, the combination is little less than astounding. This was the case during a recent...

  • Poetry and photography combined in Inside Skin

    Poetry and photography combined in Inside Skin

    Ede Books is teaming up with poet Miriam Calleja for a collaborative book series incorporating both photography and poetry, entitled Inside Skin. The print-on-demand books – released in two companion editions – present Calleja’s poetry side by...

  • Superb soundscapes

    Superb soundscapes

    “I wish I wasn’t sitting down,” she told me, not 30 seconds into The Hot Club Of Valletta’s set. And she wasn’t wrong or alone either, as fully half of the packed theatre was dancing on their seats, while the other half bobbed their heads in...

  • Energy and emotion

    Energy and emotion

    “(I have) no words to describe the feeling in the process of coming back to my senses from my very first solo concert.” These are, of course, Ivan Grech’s words, not mine, posted on Facebook the day after his concert at Pjazza Teatru Rjal a few...

  • Rockin’ it out

    Rockin’ it out

    Guitarist Kersten Graham will be experiencing Rockestra as guest guitarist for the first time. He shares his excitement at being part of the annual charity event and news about his other musical projects with The Sunday Times. How did you get...

  • Crude but warm

    Crude but warm

    Bad MomsDirector: Jon Lucas, Scott MooreStars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen BellDuration: 100 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd During the first hyperactive 15 minutes of Bad Moms we are regaled with scenes of a typical day in 32-year-old Amy’s...

  • Step into the side street

    Step into the side street

    Two more titles to look forward to with Side Street Films offerings for this month – one a coming-of-age story set in London; the other, a psychological thriller starring Mr Grey himself, Jamie Dornan. The coming-of-age story Kids in Love...

  • Profession: assassin

    Profession: assassin

    Mechanic - ResurrectionDirector: Dennis GanselStars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee JonesDuration: 98 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The latest in Jason Statham’s oeuvre sees the action star return to the character he recreated in 2011’s...

  • Teatru Malta launched

    Teatru Malta launched

    Teatru Malta, the new project for theatre in Malta, was launched by Culture Minister Owen Bonnici and Arts Council Malta executive chair Albert Marshall. Working with creative professionals from Malta and abroad, as well as new and current theatre...

  • Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

    Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

    Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and the...

  • Fiesta times as Danny Dyer prepares for Spanish-themed wedding

    Fiesta times as Danny Dyer prepares for Spanish-themed wedding

    EastEnders actor Danny Dyer will be cheered on by his fellow soap stars when he ties the knot today. Dyer is set to marry his long-term partner Joanne Mas, with whom he has three children, in a Spanish-themed celebration at a secret...

  • Joys and pains of motherhood

    Joys and pains of motherhood

    Portraying the joys and pains of motherhood in Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans that premiered at the Venice film festival was one of the biggest challenges for 27-year-old Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. The story, set in Australia...

  • Actor Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

    Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar. Chan, 62, the Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood film such as Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid and the Rush Hour franchise, will join documentary maker Frederick...

  • Which of these books will win a National Book Prize award?

    Which of these books will win a National Book Prize award?

    Five novels have been named to the 2016 National Book Prize shortlist, the National Book Council announced yesterday. Novels by Lizzie Eldridge, Martin Bugelli, Lorraine Galea, Gabriel Schembri and Alex Vella Gera all made the final cut and will...

  • World's largest photography contest comes to Malta

    World's largest photography contest comes to Malta

    Wiki Loves Monuments, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest photography contest, has come to Malta for the first time. The contest, which started today, is bringing together photographers from around the world to take stunning pictures...

  • Acrobat monks to bring Valletta alive with spectacular show

    Acrobat monks to bring Valletta alive with spectacular show

    The world-famous Shaolin monks will be in Valletta this month to give a spectacular acrobatic show, during which their fighting skills will be in evidence. This is the first time that genuine Shaolin monks will visit Malta, according to the China...

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