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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Danse Macabre Visually spectacular, Luca Guadagnino’s reinterpretation of Suspiria is flawed but atmospheric The threshold to womanhood might not be the most obvious theme for your run-of-themill horror story, but Suspiria, a reimagining of Dario Argento’s giallo (pulp) classic of the same name, is far from the usual. Opening at this year’s Viennale before going into general release, it’s steeped in...
Mesmeric Metamusic Composer Olga Neuwirth creates magnificent soundscapes from apparent chaos by Cynthia Peck Following one modernist paradigm in the fine arts – that a painting is nothing more than some colors and shapes – can music be defined merely as some pitches and rhythm? It would be a listless and laughable means to describe the music of Olga Neuwirth, one...
An Old Master Comes to Town The KHM journeys into the quotidian magnificence of Pieter Bruegel the Elder The works of Flemish renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder have an ineffable quality, giving them an allure that has only grown over time. As detailed in The Mill and the Cross by Michael Francis Gibson, the cartographer Abraham Ortel said on his passing...
Rebirth of a Diva After success in London, The Bodyguard settles into its new home at the Ronacher Singers die, but their songs live on. At least, that’s the reasoning behind Bodyguard – the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name that launched the career of soul diva Whitney Houston. While the film’s somewhat generic love...
As the annual Vienna Art Week rolls in again, the city fills to the brim with artists, with hundreds from around the world dropping by to open an exhibit, give a talk, or present their latest works. With almost 200 events, there are plenty of occasions to meet the creators and enjoy different performances, films and tours, hosted by...

Bohemian Rhapsody

Actor Rami Malek revives rock icon Freddie Mercury in a bona fide performance A Hollywood adaptation on the stellar rise to fame of the larger-than-life band Queen and its charismatic frontman Freddie Mercury has been a long time coming, and director Bryan Singer’s biopic is a definite crowd-pleaser. Chronicling the birth of some of the seminal band’s biggest hits with...
On Halloween, Jesse Inman’s Smallest Theatre in the World #3 defies the rules of sanity and theater The dark courtyard of the Sigmund Freud Museum is deadly quiet at 22:00 – hardly the place you’d expect to enjoy some experimental theater. Yet here I was, standing outside a tiny wooden cabin along with another audience member I had just met....
METROPOLE’s Top 10 Films at the Viennale! It's that time of the year again: Today, the Viennale kicks off, Austria's premier film festival! Featuring over 300 films from all over the world shown over 15 days, it's a cinephile's paradise, with numerous talks, parties and personal appearances by notable directors rounding out an already stacked program! With such a massive selection,...
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