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Friday, December 15, 2017
vintage movie theatres vienna
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, some of the greatest films are about cinema itself, like Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso or Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. And since it’s...
human world
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 underreported. From government surveillance to genocide, hip hop to football, here are 10 particularly intriguing entries from this year’s program 10. Black Code Nicholas de Pencier (CA),...
suburbicon
George Clooney and the Coen brothers make a 1950s confidential Peeling away the idyllic veneer of 1950s America, Suburbicon follows two families in the eponymous postwar middle­class neighborhood. While the African­American Meyers are met with hostility and bigotry upon moving in, their white neighbors, the Lodges, are spiraling ever deeper into a sinister plot of escalating violence. Yet Suburbicon barely...
murder on the orient express
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar cast Previously brought to the screen by Sidney Lumet in a much loved 1974 adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express remains one of her most popular and glamorous novels. This time Kenneth Branagh di­rects and stars (sporting an im­pressive moustache) as the dap­per Belgian sleuth, recreating...
robert frank
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 good photo?” The old man breaks out into a smile, and says, “It should be sharp!” The grin widens. Meet Robert Frank, legendary photog­rapher, filmmaker, artist...
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 of non-western cinema With about 300 different films over two weeks however, even the most enthusiastic movieholic may feel overwhelmed. But fear not, METROPOLE has you...
horror
A new adaptation of Stephen King's signature novel once again proves that parents and clowns are children's worst nightmare Traumatizing children and ruining the circus since 1986, Stephen King’s It remains one of the bestselling author’s most recognizable works, thanks in no small part to a memorable performance by Tim Curry as the titular monster in a 1990 television adaptation....
haneke
Haneke’s latest take on technology and family dysfunction has anything but the above A connoisseur of despair, acclaimed Austrian director Michael Haneke is a keen observer of the malignant absurdity of society, winning two Palmes d’Ors for The White Ribbon and Amour. His latest, Happy End, retreads familiar ground while presenting new perspectives on his favorite topics. Offering a candid portrait...
viennale
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, kicks off, a celebration of the celluloid arts in an art obsessed town. And while the festival has had its share of glitzy galas and...
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