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  • Spotlight back on Woody Allen sex abuse case

    Spotlight back on Woody Allen sex abuse case

    Filmmaker Woody Allen has issued a response to an interview given by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who alleged he molested her. In a statement to the Press Association, he said: "When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was...

  • Scathing White House expose television rights sold

    Scathing White House expose television rights sold

    Fire And Fury, the White House expose met with outrage from Donald Trump, is heading to television after the rights were purchased in a deal reported to be worth seven figures. Endeavour Content confirmed on Wednesday that it had acquired the...

  • Valletta just beats Gozo as top film location

    Valletta just beats Gozo as top film location

    Valletta was the most popular location in films, just pipping Gozo to the honour, being used for 20 of the 242 filmed there in the past 20 years. Gozo was used 18 times, according to research by Go Compare Travel. Overall, Malta was the 81st most...

  • This week at the cinema - January 17, 2018

    This week at the cinema - January 17, 2018

    Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)Genre: Crime dramaDirector: Martin McDonaghStarring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko IvanekDuration: 115 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The...

  • Kim Kardashian announces birth of 3rd child, this one by surrogate

    Kim Kardashian announces birth of 3rd child, this one by surrogate

    Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate. "Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl," Kardashian said in a message on her app. The couple...

  • Death of Cranberries star O'Riordan not suspicious - police

    Death of Cranberries star O'Riordan not suspicious - police

    The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland's most successful artists. O'Riordan, 46, was found dead in a London hotel on...

  • Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

    Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at 46

    Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a trip to London for a recording session, her publicist said. The Irish group, which combined indie guitar with O'Riordan's...

  • Baroque festival to extend beyond Valletta

    Baroque festival to extend beyond Valletta

    The sixth edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival will run from January 13 to 27 with two weeks of gorgeous music spread over 26 events in 14 locations across Malta. The event is produced and managed by the Manoel Theatre and is now...

  • Cezanne’s works celebrated on the big screen

    Eden Cinemas is presenting the on-screen exhibition Cezanne – Portraits of a Life on January 23 at 8.15pm and January 28 at 3pm. One cannot appreciate 20th-century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. The...

  • A daunting gauntlet

    A daunting gauntlet

    The Darkest Hour 5 starsDirector: Joe WrightStars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott ThomasDuration: 125 minsClass: TBCKRS Releasing Ltd That Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is one of the most revered figures in British history is...

  • Further into The Further

    Further into The Further

    The Insidious horror franchise continues unabated, the films taking a total box office – at time of writing – of €400 million on an overall budget of €25 million. And, if across the four films to date reviews have been mixed, like many franchises...

  • Freddie Portelli goes digital

    Il-kbir għadu ġej (which roughly translates as ‘the best is yet to come’) isn’t just the title of one of Freddie Portelli’s many albums; it is a saying that has become synonymous with Malta’s undisputed King of Rock ’n’ Roll... a phrase that rings...

  • Ongoing momentum

    Ongoing momentum

    Sporting the apt tag line ‘It all starts here…’, the Mcast end-of- year students’ exhibition has long been a permanent fixture in the calendar of most creatives and artists, thanks to the fact that it gives many the opportunity to familiarise...

  • A seasonal interlude

    A seasonal interlude

    As usual, many were the Christmas concerts held all over Malta and Gozo. One of the most suggestive was the one presented by the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (Vibe). This was in the unique setting of Żejtun’s late medieval, old parish...

  • High drama, doomed love

    High drama, doomed love

    After a 29-year absence, Doni­zetti’s masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor made it back to Gozo’s Astra Opera House. This opera is one of my all-time favourites for the sheer beauty of its music and well-etched characters and one which makes one rather...

  • Got it all right

    Got it all right

    You released your new single, Got It All Wrong, a few weeks ago. How has it been received? Got It All Wrong has received a great amount of radio play on all of Malta’s leading radio stations, reaching more than 10,000 views on YouTube in less than...

  • Liam Neeson criticises 'witch hunt' in wake of Hollywood harassment scandal

    Liam Neeson criticises 'witch hunt' in wake of Hollywood harassment scandal

    Liam Neeson says that the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt". His comments came after screen legend Catherine Deneuve said that men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and should be...

  • Finalists for first national arts awards announced

    Finalists for first national arts awards announced

    The Arts Council Malta has announced the list of nominees for the first edition of the national arts awards which celebrate the achievements of the cultural and creative sectors. Il-Premju għall-Arti acknowledges excellence in artistic work...

  • Eric Clapton says he is going deaf

    Eric Clapton says he is going deaf

    Legendary musician Eric Clapton said in an interview that he is going deaf. The singer, 72, told BBC 2 he plans to continuing performing live but does have concerns about how aging affects that. "I mean, I'm going deaf, I've got tinnitus, my...

  • China through the eyes of Maltese artists

    China through the eyes of Maltese artists

    Dragons, lanterns, countless steps, rice fields, abundant tea, jade, walled towns and quaint villages bring memories of China to Times of Malta photojournalist Matthew Mirabelli, but Guizhou is all this and much more. “It is a karst landscape,...