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  • Oscars night is here! Hollywood ready for glitzy gala

    Oscars night is here! Hollywood ready for glitzy gala

    Hollywood's A-listers will hit the red carpet Sunday for the Oscars - the climax of a long, eventful awards season that could yield some big surprises. Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white cinematic ode to his childhood, "Roma," leads with 10...

  • Funny, warm and heart-breaking

    Funny, warm and heart-breaking

    Instant FamilyDirector: Sean AndersStarring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Isabela Moner, Margo MartindaleDuration: 117 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd Film not reviewed When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne)...

  • Grittier, tougher characters

    Grittier, tougher characters

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Director: Mike MitchellStars: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Will FerellDuration: 107minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd Film not reviewed It was one of the most...

  • Primeval rocker

    Primeval rocker

    Once beautiful. Now bloated and botoxed beyond botox. Always bizarre. She belts out each note in a grating incandescence of torrential intensity. This is Loredana Bertè, the Italian songwriter and rock star who sings like an untamable lioness, no...

  • A chilling boat ride

    A chilling boat ride

    The Boat4 starsDirector: Winston AzzopardiStar: Joe AzzopardiDuration: 100 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd When father/son filmmaking duo Winston and Joe Azzopardi made their superb short film Head a couple of years ago, they were already mulling...

  • Women take centre stage

    Women take centre stage

    The 13th Gaulitana Festival will take off on March 8 at 7.30pm with an art exhibition entitled Together We Rise. It features works by several Chinese female artists at the Cittadella Cultural Centre. It is presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre...

  • Poetry in motion

    Poetry in motion

    A unique soirée of poetry, singing and music is soon to light up the stage at the Salesian Theatre in Sliema. Laura Bonnici speaks with Folly, Fantasy and Feeling co-host Lucy Paterson to find out more about this one-night-only poetry...

  • $1 million bail set for singer R. Kelly as he faces sex abuse charges

    $1 million bail set for singer R. Kelly as he faces sex abuse charges

    Updated Saturday 9.10pm A US judge set a $1 million bail for R&B superstar R. Kelly on Saturday after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four victims, three of them minors. At a bond hearing, prosecutors said...

  • Melissa McCarthy wins worst-actress Razzie, but there's a silver lining

    Melissa McCarthy wins worst-actress Razzie, but there's a silver lining

    Actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy might hope there's truth in the saying that "all publicity is good publicity" now that she has won "Razzie" awards as worst actress for not one but two movies. The Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies - given...

  • ‘Malta’s first female prime minister’

    ‘Malta’s first female prime minister’

    Anyone coming across a Facebook page for one Dolores Boniface, described as Malta’s first female prime minister, may be forgiven for thinking they have missed an epochal leadership change. For the past few days, ‘Dolores’ has been sharing with her...

  • Explore, think and imagine through Carnival

    Explore, think and imagine through Carnival

    Kuluri Karnival, an event for all the family hosted by Esplora Interactive Science Centre in collaboration with Birdlife, will be held today and tomorrow from 10am to 6pm. A nature-inspired workshop, suitable for children aged between three and...

  • Acclaimed sculptor, special effects artist to give career talk

    Brian Muir, acclaimed sculptor and special effects artist in the film industry, is giving a talk about his career and the films he worked for today at 6pm at The Storm Petrel Foundation, 79, Triq San Anton, Attard.  Mr Muir has worked on many...

  • Fawwara countryside walk

    One can enjoy the beauty of Malta’s natural scenery as well as its heritage on a round-trip walk which will take those attending along Dingli’s breathtaking cliffs towards Fawwara.  Along the way one can listen to information about prehistoric...

  • Children’s fears through puppetry and song

    Il-Qtates ta’ max-Xatt, a heartwarming children’s opera by Teatru Malta, directed by Denise Mulholland, will explore the sensitive subject of loss through the eyes of a group of singing stray cats that struggle to come to terms with the...

  • UK backlash at Meghan's lavish US baby shower

    UK backlash at Meghan's lavish US baby shower

    Meghan Markle drew fresh scorn from British media this week after celebrating the imminent arrival of her first baby with what they described as an "extravagant" trip to New York in a private jet. The Duchess of Sussex, due to give birth in the...

  • Children’s novel about grief turned into opera

    Children’s novel about grief turned into opera

    An operatic take on a children’s novel about the sensitive subject of loss is being staged this weekend. Teatru Malta’s Il-Qtates ta’ max-Xatt is a musical adaptation of the bestselling book of the same name by Clare Azzopardi and published by...

  • Riveting and gritty crime thriller

    Riveting and gritty crime thriller

    Karyn Kusama directs Destroyer, a riveting and gritty crime thriller starring Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman in a virtuoso performance as a hardened detective worn down to the nub by the rigours of her job and the aftermath of an undercover FBI sting...

  • The Boat debuts in Maltese cinemas

    The Boat debuts in Maltese cinemas

    Following an acclaimed run on the US film festival circuit last September, Maltese full-length feature film The Boat will have a red-carpet premiere today. The film will then be on general release from Wednesday, exclusively at the Eden...

  • 2019 Oscars may be more remembered for the crises than the ceremony

    2019 Oscars may be more remembered for the crises than the ceremony

    Comedian Kevin Hart lasted just three days as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards. Almost immediately after his name was announced on December 4, a backlash began on social media about homophobic jokes Hart had made on Twitter between 2009 and 2011.

  • The force of Bizet’s Carmen

    The force of Bizet’s Carmen

    Bizet’s masterpiece of the gypsy seductress who lives by her own rules has had an impact far beyond the opera house. The opera’s melodic sweep is as irresistible as the title character herself, a force of nature who has become a defining female...