Film Review | In The Fade
Turkish-German director Faith Akin uses the rise of the far-right in Germany as the key base material to construct a taut, compelling revenge thriller-cum-courtroom drama, with...
Film review | Hereditary
Aster’s film is a prime example of horror’s ability to remind us how, beneath the veneer of what we put up, the truth will always plunge us into the same place. Things...
Crank up your empathy-metre

Rushed by necessity but conceived as a pure labour of love, the rescued-from-the-ashes-of-cancellation finale of Sense 8 makes the best of an unfortunate...

Rushed by necessity but conceived as a pure labour of love,...

Film review | The Island of Hungry Ghosts

The winner of the Best Documentary category at the Valletta Film Festival is a...

The winner of the Best Documentary category at the Valletta...

Film Review | Mug

Showing at this year’s edition of the Valletta Film Festival, Malgorzata Szumowska’s Mug is an incisive dressing-down of Polish society while also...

Showing at this year’s edition of the Valletta Film...

Film review | Solo: A Star Wars Story

Rescued from reshoot drama by Hollywood stalwart Ron Howard, the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga tells the tale of a young Han Solo at a fun clip, but...

Rescued from reshoot drama by Hollywood stalwart Ron...

Malta Literary Short-Film Contest grant goes to 'Camilla'

Shadeena Entertainment will adapt Clare Azzopardi's story Camilla into a...

Shadeena Entertainment will adapt Clare Azzopardi's...

Film Review | Deadpool 2

Deadpool appears to be for Ryan Reynolds what Wolverine was to Hugh Jackman – an avatar from the X-Men universe who keeps on giving; a fruitful...

Deadpool appears to be for Ryan Reynolds what Wolverine was...

Film Review | Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation is a delightful fantasia that packs both heart and eye-candy, capped off with a trademark flourish of the...

Wes Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation is a...

Film review | I Kill Giants

A welcome respite from superheroes though it may be, this young-adult comic book adaptation swerves tonally far from its inspired source material to land in...

A welcome respite from superheroes though it may be, this...

Film Review | Avengers: Infinity War

Like the best blockbusters in the Marvel stable, it packs on the adrenaline and the humorous quips, but in a way that more closely resembles the emotional...

Like the best blockbusters in the Marvel stable, it packs...

Film Review | Ghost Stories

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s clever take on the horror anthology makes for a great time at the flicks. Shame about that third act, though • 3/5

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s clever take on the...

Film review | Rampage

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leads the way in this gloriously schlocky giant monster slugfest • 3/5

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson leads the way in this...

Film review | A Quiet Place

Actor John Krasinski has chosen the perfect project for his directorial debut: a tight, merciless horror-thriller whose simplicity is its secret weapon •...

Actor John Krasinski has chosen the perfect project for his...

Film review | The Florida Project

The third film from Sean Baker is a funny and authentic look at the American underclass • 4/5

The third film from Sean Baker is a funny and authentic...

Film review | Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence gives it her all in this by turns pulpy and glum espionage thriller • 2/5

Jennifer Lawrence gives it her all in this by turns pulpy...

Film Review | Black Panther

We finally catch up with Marvel Studio’s game-changing – politically if not narratively – tale of T’Challa, the beleaguered new king of...

We finally catch up with Marvel Studio’s...

Film review | Annihilation

Alex Garland’s loose and challenging adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s cult novel is a jolting and refreshingly brainy slice of sci-fi horror that...

Alex Garland’s loose and challenging adaptation of...

Film review | The Shape of Water

While certainly among the more ‘polite’ entries in Guillermo del Toro’s otherwise sanguine and subversive takes on the politically-engaged...

While certainly among the more ‘polite’ entries...

At the Berlin International Film Festival • Dreaming of a kinder world

The Berlin International Film Festival is run on dreams, as TEODOR RELJIC finds out during a trip to the German capital where he celebrated the art of cinema...

The Berlin International Film Festival is run on dreams, as...

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