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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Nearly 30 years in the making, director Terry Gilliam finally realizes his passion project in his new film Famous for his single-minded determination and uncompromising creative integrity, legendary director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python’s Flying Circus, 12 Monkeys) is not one to back down, but his attempt to bring Miguel de Cervantes’ beloved picaresque novel to life would have tested anyone. ©...
Destination Wedding
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder attempt to revive the classic romantic comedy in Destination Wedding The world around us might be constantly changing, but some things never go out of style. Case in point: Destination Wedding, a film that is nothing less than a revival of the classic romantic comedy of the mid-20th century – those witty battles of the...
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant explores resilience through pitch-black humor Based on a true story, this sweet-and-sour biopic on Jon Callahan, an alcoholic quadriplegic turned cartoonist, falls perfectly into the celebrated director Gus Van Sant’s (My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting) repertoire of normdefying movies. Set in his native Portland, Van Sant doesn’t so much adapt Callahan’s unrefined autobi- ography as confront...
dotdotdot
Vienna’s quirky short film festival encourages you to interact with the medium Celebrating the intensity and ingenuity of cinema’s short form, the past years have made the Dotdotdot festival a summer fixture, displaying the full range of the medium on Thursday and Friday evenings within the inner courtyard of the baroque Palais Schönborn. Now in its third edition after succeeding its...
On Chesil Beach
Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle are two lovers brought down by repressive times. A decade after starring in Atonement and getting an Academy Award nomination at only 13 years old, Irish American actress Saoirse Ronan appears in another Ian McEwan adaptation. Set in the summer of 1962 – the cusp between postwar conservatism and the sexual revolution – it’s the...
Promised Land
For director Eugene Jarecki, “Fat Elvis” is a metaphor for a country in crisis. If you watch Promised Land expecting a pleasant two-hour feature about Elvis Presley in honor of the 40th anniversary of his death, you’re in for a rude awakening. This film uses the King’s life as a metaphor for the potential and – downfall – of the...
Glow stream
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. And while June sets Vienna’s streets abuzz, fabulous woman wrestlers, mesmerizing homes and mysterious disappearances beckon you back onto the comfort of your couch. Dramedy: GLOW The creative team behind the iconic, boundary-breaking Orange is the New...
The Cleaners
The Cleaners shines a light on the shadowy world of online moderation. As the debate about the role of social media in the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum heats up, many people are missing a larger point: Facebook and Google have more power to censor or influence the public discourse than any other institution on the planet. Or...
streaming
There’s so much good television on streaming websites, to say nothing of the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your while. Use those rare May evenings spent inside to binge funny, thought-provoking and incredible shows. Family/Animation Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter Astrid Lindgren’s timeless and belovedchildren’s novel about the only child of abandit chief growing up among a clan...
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