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Arts & Entertainment

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Lost City of Z (2016)Genre: Action adventureDirector: James GrayStars: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland Duration: 141 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Based on the bestselling book of the same name by David Grann, the...

  • Daniel Craig’s 007 can be the rock of secret agents – Pierce Brosnan

    Daniel Craig’s 007 can be the rock of secret agents – Pierce Brosnan

    Pierce Brosnan has backed Daniel Craig to play James Bond into his 50s but said there is an age where he must say “enough’s enough”. The former 007 star said Craig was “brilliant” in the role and urged him to continue starring as the famous spy...

  • Singing amid the sirens

    Singing amid the sirens

    The fascinating history of the Maltese islands during the tumultuous World War II has been documented countless times, but it is always the humanity behind the factual textbooks which keeps tugging at our heartstrings and inciting our...

  • Harrison Ford, daring Star Wars pilot, gets away with real life flying mishap

    Harrison Ford, daring Star Wars pilot, gets away with real life flying mishap

    Actor Harrison Ford, the daring space pilot of "Star Wars" fame, will get to keep flying airplanes in real life after federal officials closed a probe of his latest aviation mishap near Los Angeles without fines or other discipline, his lawyer...

  • Boss Baby tops US box office as Ghost in the Shell bombs

    Boss Baby tops US box office as Ghost in the Shell bombs

    Boss Baby is enjoying the view from the top. The animated comedy bottled up a leading $49 million from 3,773 locations, edging out Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a box office juggernaut that’s dominated the multiplexes since debuting three weeks ago.

  • Tom Cruise fights ‘the ultimate evil’ in The Mummy trailer

    Tom Cruise fights ‘the ultimate evil’ in The Mummy trailer

    Hollywood star Tom Cruise is seen fighting “the ultimate evil” in a terrifying trailer for his new film The Mummy. The actor plays leading man Nick Morton, who accidentally stumbles on the desert tomb of an ancient princess named Ahmanet (Sofia...

  • 'Designed by Dance' to be staged on Sunday

    'Designed by Dance' to be staged on Sunday

    The Dance Workshop's annual production will be staged on Sunday at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.  'Designed by Dance' is the group's 18th annual production. The concept behind this year's performance will be inventions – with the main...

  • A heist comedy with social commentary

    A heist comedy with  social commentary

    The world of the senior citizen is often no comedy, but veteran actors Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin have combined comedy and social commentary in their new film Going in Style about a group of elderly bank robbers. The remake of...

  • Ferrante novel being adapted for US, Italian TV

    Italian novelist Elena Ferrante’s bestselling novel My Brilliant Friend is headed to television as an eight-part series, US cable channel HBO and Italy’s Rai television said. The novel, about two women’s volatile childhood friendship and set in...

  • Connectivity through art

    Connectivity through art

    The Malta Stock Exchange is sponsoring an art exhibition, curated by artist Adrian Scicluna, within the Exchange building at the Garrison Chapel at Castille Place in Valletta. The exhibition investigates notions of connectivity, with participating...

  • Hidden theatre spaces discovered

    Hidden theatre spaces discovered

    Ninety per cent of theatre spaces are located outside Valletta, according to the first ever audit of theatre spaces in Malta and Gozo, which was officially launched recently. Only 37 per cent of theatres in Malta and Gozo are public; the majority...

  • Celestial exaltation

    Celestial exaltation

    “From the heart – may it go to the heart.” Forged in humility, Beet­hoven’s Missa solemnis – neither the first nor last of its kind but the only one of such majesty – baffled its era and continues to agonise ours. It takes a brave man and an...

  • A star for the times

    A star for the times

    It’s nostalgic, it’s about love, and beautiful people, but it’s also about strength and courage and serves as a window on life in Malta during the war. Veronica Stivala meets the cast and creatives as she too falls in love with The Star of Strait...

  • An effective chiller

    An effective chiller

    Life4 startsDirector: Daniel EspinosaStars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan ReynoldsDuration: 103 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to glean that Life’s biggest influence is a rather momentous 1979...

  • A cinematic stroll down the Side Street

    In the three years since it was launched, Eden Cinemas Side Street Films has brought Maltese cinema audiences a plethora of international movies of all genres. Currently showing are Oscar-winning The Salesman, from Iran, and English production A...

  • The kids will surely love it

    The kids will surely love it

    Smurfs: The Lost Village3 starsDirector: Kelly AsburyStars: Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle RodriguezDuration: 89 minutesClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd With the two recent combination live-action/CG films chronicling the antics of the Smurfs...

  • Songs of faith, hope and love

    Songs of faith, hope and love

    Ramona Depares catches up with Robert Farrugia Flores, singer and songwriter with Plato’s Dream Machine, ahead of the launch of the band’s second album. What has Plato’s Dream Machine been doing since the last album launch? Ever since we launched...

  • Star-studded line-up for Malta Jazz Festival

    Star-studded line-up for Malta Jazz Festival

    Guitar virtuoso Al di Meola and drummer Mark Giuliana, who performed on David Bowie's last album, will be among the performers at a star-studded 27th edition of the Malta Jazz Festival. The festival will take place over three days between July 20...

  • Two brothers... and a wooden luggage

    Two brothers... and a wooden luggage

    Clive Piscopo returns to the stage with a powerful story about two brothers who have nothing in the world but each other... and a wooden luggage each. Nobody knows who they are, where they're from or where they're going, let alone what's hidden in...

  • Electronic music convention kicks off tomorrow

    Electronic music convention kicks off tomorrow

    Electronic Music Malta (EMM), in collaboration with the Fondazzjoni Kreattivita’, kicks off Circuits, its yearly electronic music conference at St James Cavalier tomorrow. The conference will feature will feature a series of sessions, talks,...

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