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Side Street Films: Face Of An Angel

11:00 AM, Tuesday 7th April 2015 POSTED BY

Eden Cinemas’ innovative Side Street Films programme is aimed at showing that there is “more to cinema than Hollywood” – and we couldn’t agree more. Our resident cineaste Shaun Antnin takes a look at the fortnightly offerings from Eden’s artistically oriented programme and decides what they are worth.

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Side Street Films: Hyena

5:05 PM, Friday 27th March 2015 POSTED BY

Eden Cinemas’ innovative Side Street Films programme is aimed at showing that there is “more to cinema than Hollywood” – and we couldn’t agree more. Our resident cineaste Shaun Antnin takes a look at the fortnightly offerings from Eden’s artistically oriented programme and decides what they are worth.

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Side Street Films: White God

10:34 PM, Thursday 5th March 2015 POSTED BY

Eden Cinemas’ innovative Side Street Films programme is aimed at showing that there is “more to cinema than Hollywood” – and we couldn’t agree more. Our resident cineaste Shaun Antnin takes a look at the fortnightly offerings from Eden’s artistically oriented programme and decides what they are worth.

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Side Street Films: Electricity

7:03 PM, Friday 20th February 2015 POSTED BY

Eden Cinemas’ innovative Side Street Films programme is aimed at showing that there is “more to cinema than Hollywood” – and we couldn’t agree more. Our resident cineaste Shaun Antnin takes a look at the fortnightly offerings from Eden’s artistically oriented programme and decides what they are worth.

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Side Street Films Review: Enemy

6:08 PM, Wednesday 18th February 2015 POSTED BY

Eden Cinemas’ innovative Side Street Films programme is aimed at showing that there is “more to cinema than Hollywood” – and we couldn’t agree more. Our resident cineaste Shaun Antnin takes a look at the fortnightly offerings from Eden’s artistically oriented programme and decides what they are worth.

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“This is a song about child exploitation.”

10:59 PM, Tuesday 17th February 2015 POSTED BY

I turned the corner and found a closed gate. Swearing and sweating like only the Maltese in summer can, I took off my top and trekked back up out of the quarry, where the questionably-positioned sign that first sent me down there was. After walking further on, past a gargantuan unleashed dog outside someone’s fuck-me-I’m-rich mansion that …

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The City of Nostalgia

1:40 AM, Tuesday 3rd February 2015 POSTED BY

Walking into Valletta, one is borne upon the current of bustling suits, briefcases, shopping bags and cameras. The scenery: a river of faces avoiding glimpses of acquaintances keeping with the steady beat of rubber soles slapping the ground and the occasional clank of metal being assembled in the shape of modernity. Yet take a left turn around …

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A Particular Nakedness: The Vernacular in Contemporary Maltese Music

5:28 PM, Thursday 16th October 2014 POSTED BY

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mikiel Anton Vassalli, reformer of the Maltese education system and a veritable founder of modern Malta. One of the most extraordinary effects of his achievements has been the creation of art in Maltese across the fields of literature, theatre and music. During the past decade, Maltese lyrical …

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Made in Malta

11:16 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

Walking round the streets of Valletta, the Maltese fashion sense may not immediately scream Style Capital of 2013. The Maltese style identity, even among the fashion-savvy, seems to be a concoction of mass-produced clothing emanating from every corner of the world except our own – we may not think twice about shelling out a week’s pay over …

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Behind The Veil

11:10 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

Look up, and you will see web-like fluorescent threads illuminated in the light like so many dreamcatchers safeguarding this gathering of souls from the evils outside. The dreamcatcher was originally used to protect infants, and it is not a coincidence that you see these vague glow-in-the-dark webs in this way. At this time, in this place, you …

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How Valletta’s Reaction to Street Art Betrays Institutional Decrepitude

10:49 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

Did you know that Valletta is the European Capital of Culture for 2018? This is a status given to a city to celebrate its unique culture, and a chance to regenerate its culture to compete on an international level. Valletta attained this remarkable bid on the back of a massive City Gate regeneration project and riding on …

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Channel The Madness

10:22 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

The sun rises across the serene azure seas as the assemblage come to terms with what it has just been through. A kaleidoscope of half dreamt visions and semi-myopic thought bubbles lie indented into the recent subconsciousness; ego and personality temporarily unsure of their place and their entwined identity; the very core of one’s being is awestruck …

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The Man Preserving Our Musical History

10:01 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

When No Bling Show released their single Marija s-Sabiħa last year, I couldn’t help but be spirited away by the għana sample that introduces the track (it comes in at about 2:27 in the above video). Even though the NBS track itself is beautiful, there was something haunting and otherworldly about the old sampled Maltese voice singing …

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The Catalyst

9:50 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

‘Our goal was to state clearly, through a symbolic, emblematic act, that culture in Europe needs to be one of the strengths in the construction of Europe.’ – Jack Lang, Former French Minister of Culture, Creator of the European Capital of Culture

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Making Do

4:26 PM, Wednesday 15th October 2014 POSTED BY

World War Z. Conan the Barbarian. Game of Thrones. The Devil’s Double. Agora. The Da Vinci Code. Munich. Alexander. Troy. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The Count of Monte Cristo. Gladiator.

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