‘Bound to lose’: Paolo Villaggio’s Fantozzi – 10 of the best
A Maltese childhood in the 1980s and pre-Cable TV 1990s meant being brought up on Italian TV, for which the Fantozzi movie would be a highlight of the week
Fantozzi actor Paolo Villaggio, 84, dies in Rome
Paolo Villaggio, best known for his role as Ugo Fantozzi, died in Rome this morning at the age of 84
Film review | Wonder Woman: A (wonder) woman for all seasons... probably

Wonder Woman is a competent-and-confident attempt at finally giving the beleaguered DC Comics cinematic universe a much-needed uplift • 3/5

Wonder Woman is a competent-and-confident attempt at...

Film review | Fortunata: Some call it luck

Fortunata is a moving story that hits home and entertains along the way but at...

Fortunata is a moving story that hits home and entertains...

Managing the ‘Bayhem’ | Aleksandar Bundalo

Malta-based sound designer, editor and Sound Villain head Aleksandar...

Malta-based sound designer, editor and Sound Villain...

Film review | War Machine: Fighting the Stupid War

War Machine is a worthwhile effort hampered by a lack of formal...

War Machine is a worthwhile effort hampered by a lack of...

Film review | King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: So crap it will melt steel

Though a maddening and turgid experience as a filmgoer, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is also something of a buffet for film critics • 1/5

Though a maddening and turgid experience as a filmgoer,...

James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore, dies aged 89

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his...

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond,...

Film review | Alien Covenant: In space, everyone can see you ruin a franchise

The film is a swirling, undercooked soup of bad narrative decisions and half-baked character • 1/5

The film is a swirling, undercooked soup of bad narrative...

Film review | Lady Macbeth: Portrait of a Lady

The utterly fantastic and slimy performances, well-written characters and...

The utterly fantastic and slimy performances, well-written...

Film review | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Return of the A-holes

The road towards the inevitably explosion-filled conclusion in Guardians...

The road towards the inevitably explosion-filled...

Film review | The Graduation: Back-scratching ourselves to death

The Graduation is an achingly realistic parable about life under a creaking and...

The Graduation is an achingly realistic parable about life...

Film review | The Handmaiden: Sexy and gorgeous thriller from the Korean master

The Handmaiden is a film whose beauty is a strong, intoxicating narcotic which may prove all too intense for some, but whose wry sense of humour, sumptuous...

The Handmaiden is a film whose beauty is a strong,...

Film review | Free Fire: The accidental warehouse war

With Free Fire, husband-and-wife filmmaking team of Ben Wheatley and Amy...

With Free Fire, husband-and-wife filmmaking team of Ben...

Evocative tale of guilt and self-discovery | Alex Camilleri

Teodor Reljic speaks to Malta-born filmmaker Alex Camilleri about his...

Teodor Reljic speaks to Malta-born filmmaker Alex...

Film review | Ghost in the Shell: More shell than ghost, but that’s alright

Ghost in the Shell has made its arguably inevitable leap to the live action big screen experience • 3/5

Ghost in the Shell has made its arguably inevitable leap to...

Roman Polanski jail plea for rape case rejected by US judge

Film-maker Roman Polanski has failed to win assurances from a US court that he...

Film-maker Roman Polanski has failed to win assurances from...

Film review | The Salesman: The world makes victims of us all

The Salesman remains a deeply sensitive, engaging and – latterly –...

The Salesman remains a deeply sensitive, engaging and...

Film review | Moonlight: A personal opus in miniature

Jenkins masterfully unpicks Chiron’s psyche at key moments in his life,...

Jenkins masterfully unpicks Chiron’s psyche at key...

Film review | Skull Island: Having beastly fun on a monster paradise

Kong: Skull Island is a film that wears its influences on its sleeve but then...

Kong: Skull Island is a film that wears its influences on...

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