category: Review

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.


“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 …


A School to Enrol In

2:31 PM, Wednesday 8th October 2014 POSTED BY

About a year back, I started receiving packages from places unrelated to me in any way – I got a package from Taiwan containing some earrings, I got a package from Wales containing a blazer and a dress (Monsoon brand), and other such assorted international goods. While I was sure, at first, that these packages were nothing …


2013: A Year in Gaffes

4:18 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

2013 was a transitional year for Malta, and it felt like it. When it began, few people had smartphones; now, everybody does. Some people weren’t connected via social networking; now, Maltese people use LinkedIn. A few people didn’t even own any part of Malta; now, Malta tagħna lkoll. However, while a lot of things evolved throughout the …


Capturing A Space Between Worlds

3:58 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

Kris Micallef is the architect of his own underwater kingdom, a fabled little place constructed from floating gymnasts and golden specks. But he is not going to tip you over a cliff to see his world. Instead, he invites you to Blitz, where his creation comes to life through a photography exhibition under the name of REGNVM.


A Cure For The System

3:53 PM, Friday 26th September 2014 POSTED BY

A couple of weeks back, I watched my parents as they stood staring quizzically at the bathroom wall, deciding where to position the new medicine cupboard. I tried to understand why they were so preoccupied with such a trivial logistical issue, only to realize that their conundrum was a legitimate concern.