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Friday, December 15, 2017

Binu Starnegg

Manila born, Brooklyn bred and longtime resident of Vienna, Binu Starnegg is currently managing editor for Metropole. Photo: Visual Hub
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Here’s our Guide to Vienna’s Vintage Movie Theatres

Vienna’s vintage movie theatres endure and thrive with niche programming. Cinema is a young medium, around for just over a century. But it’s made up for it with nostalgia. Self-referential and prone to looking back,...
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Metropole’s Top 10 Movies at This Human World Film Festival

Presenting cinema with a conscience, This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival has raised awareness for a decade, living up to its name by covering countless topics from the well known to the...
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The Documentary About Photographer Robert Frank, Don’t Blink Will be at the Gartenbaukino

Don’t Blink is an insightful gaze into the life and mind of iconoclastic photographer Robert Frank The camera zeroes in on an unkempt, disheveled elderly gentleman; a question comes from off screen: “What makes a...
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Opinion | The Empty Promises of Sebastian Kurz

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10 Films you Shouldn’t Miss at the Viennale 2017

Cinephiles rejoice! Every year, Christmas comes early as the Viennale rolls in, offering up a broad swath of features, documentaries and short films from crowd pleasers to experimental works, supplemented with retrospectives and gems...

Join Christoph Waltz at the Viennale 2017

The Viennale promises two weeks of movie magic, marred by the passing of director Hans Hurch Late October is a special time for Vienna’s movie fiends. It’s when the Viennale, the city’s international film festival,...
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Last Word | September 2017 | Schiach

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet. SCHIACH adjective. Ugly, unattractive, aesthetically displeasing. Has expanded over...
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Get Down and Keep it fly at Swingtime

Swingtime adds a touch of class to the after work scene The timing may vary but, at some point, city dwellers invariably have the same epiphany: The club scene is boring. The epileptic strobe lights,...
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Sally Potter’s The Party Offers a Different Look at British High-Society’s Champagne Socialists

Devious, hilarious and insightful, The Party tears into the contemporary British intelligentsia The utter haplessness of the political left is one of today’s great unsolved mysteries, with legions of pundits wondering what happened to the...