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5 Things to Stream in Austria This Fall

As fall rolls in, the days get shorter and temperatures drop, new shows beckon us back to our couch, with an edgy drama, a journey to the edge of sanity, a teenage sleuth, an expedition to the red planet and the visual coronation of a queen coming to a WiFi router near you!
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Our Top 5 Picks to Stream This Summer

A search for self in lost memories, crafting a more inclusive historic Hollywood, the final triumph of the greatest basketball team ever and a send-up of American interstellar militarism all vie for your attention.

Walking ‘Before Sunrise’ – Celebrating 25 Years of Vienna’s Iconic Film

Shot in just 25 days in the summer of 1994, Richard Linklater’ s disarming look at flirtation, friendship and conversation opened the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, leading to two sequels and a creative partnership.

New Perspectives

It’s easy to be a film buff in Vienna: With not one but two film museums and numerous cinemas specializing in original-language fare, offbeat, indepen...

5 Shows to Take Your Mind Off the Loss of Game of Thrones

Every day, new TV series pop up and disappear – most we will never remember. Every once in a while, though, a show like Game of Thrones (GoT) comes ar...

Kosher Cinema

Vienna’s Jewish Film Festival once again presents a broad range of cinematic gems while documenting the achievements of those that came before us....

Poetic Injustice

James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk takes flight under director Barry JenkinsAt its best, fiction can portray reality in a way that non-fic...

By Women about Women | FrauenFilmTage 2019

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, the Vienna International Women’s Film Festival once again presents an eclectic selection.Drawing at...

Troubled Waters

Visually stunning and brisk, Styx asks a lot of hard questions but avoids simple answers.With thousands of desperate Africans br...

Culture Screen | November

Danse Macabre Visually spectacular, Luca Guadagnino’s reinterpretation of Suspiria is flawed but atmosphericThe threshold to womanhood might not ...

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-l...

10 Films you shouldn’t miss at the Viennale 2018

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! Featuri...

F for Film

The 56th Viennale promises a more international direction under its first female headIn 1991, Philippe Petit, infamous for tightrope walking betwe...

Hedy Lamarr’s Life Story in Bombshell

Bombshell recounts the life of Hedy Lamarr: Austrian émigré, Hollywood diva – and inventor."Any girl can look glamorous, aLL she has to do is stand ...

Back to the Fatherland

Three Israelis return to the land of their ancestors, confronting the specters of the past and challenges of the present.How to live in a countr...

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Nearly 30 years in the making, director Terry Gilliam finally realizes his passion project in his new film.Famous for his single-minded determin...

Restrained Young Lovers in 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 ...

Promised Land | America’s “Fat Elvis” Period

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 ...

Our Top 5 Picks to Stream in June

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 wh...

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks to Stream this May

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 tho...

Metropole’s Top 5 Picks to Stream in April

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. As spri...

The Anschluss in Real Time

This Sunday, filmmaker Fredrick Baker and historian Heidemarie Uhl launch the multimedia project Zeituhr 1938 reenacting the annexation of Austria to ...

Our Top 10 Picks to Stream in March

There’s so much good television on streaming websites, not to mention the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your time. When it’s c...

The Florida Project Starts Showing March 16

Indie favorite Sean Baker looks at life on the seedy fringes of Disney World through the eyes of a child.Fresh off reaping praise for his 2015...

Our top 10 Picks to Stream in February

There’s so much good television on streaming websites, not to mention the films. It’s impossible to keep track of what is worth your time. When it’s c...

Baby Boomers Revolt in The Leisure Seeker

A bittersweet reflection on old age, held afloat by stellar performances.We’re not getting any younger, as the saying goes, and for die-hard bab...

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 f...

Horror Clown Pennywise Strikes Again in the new Remake of It

A new adaptation of Stephen King's signature novel once again proves that parents and clowns are children's worst nightmare Traumatizing children and...

Victoria & Abdul Shows the Human Side of the Crown

The human side of Britain’s monarch is shown in a softer lightNo stranger to royals, after humanizing Queen Elisabeth II in the critically-acc...

Vienna is the City of Spies in a new Thriller

A film crew captures Vienna’s clandestine allure for the espionage thriller City of SpiesThe backdrop certainly isn’t reassuring: I’m in front o...

The Dark Tower

Stephen King’s post apocalyptic octalogy, abridged by HollywoodWith its eight installments selling millions, it was only a matter of time until pr...

Identities Queer Film Festival is Back in Town!

Proudly presenting an alternative to heteronormative cinema and queer since day one, the biannual Identities Film Festival holds the rainbow torch up ...

A Drive-in for Pedestrians: Volxkino

The silver screen – coming to a park near you.Every summer, Vienna’s cinephiles are spoilt for choice with a large selection of open-air cinemas s...

Riding the Shōchiku New Wave at Filmmuseum

Societal upheaval, as shown by Japanese cinema.Influenced by the French nouvelle vague and a budding generation gap as postwar children came of ...

Ready to Explore the Monsters in Dark Places | A Monster Calls

A visually stunning film about the fundamental truths of life and the monsters lurking in the dark places.An adaptation of Patrick Ness’ award...

Big Mac Daddy Ray Kroc Portrayed in the Docudrama “The Founder”

The Founder is a fast-food confidential on McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.Following the lead of the acclaimed The ­Social Network, which dressed ...

Let’sCEE Film Festival: CEElebrating 2017’s Awardees

In the presence of numerous international guests including up-and-coming filmmakers at the Let’sCEE Film Festival's award ceremony, nine prizes were b...

Let’sCEE Film Festival: Danis Tanović’s “Death in Sarajevo”

The annual Let’sCEE film festival takes place in Vienna from March 21–27, showcases over 140 films and brings together nine countries of the Central a...

Film Festival: CEEing is Believing

As winter draws to a close, Vienna’s movie buffs look forward to the LET'S CEE Film Festival, a celebration of celluloid gems from Central and Eastern...

Why we Loved Oscar Winner Moonlight

Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winner - Moonlight - tackles contemporary issues, captivating critics and festival audiencesA semi-autobiographical cinemat...

Catch Some Silver Screen Secrets at the Let’s CEE Film Festival

European cinema’s poorly charted east has more than a few surprises up its sleeve at the Let's CEE Film FestivalCommitted to granting much-neede...

August Diehl Impresses as The Young Karl Marx

The Young Karl Marx takes the earliest days of the labor movement out of the textbooks At first glance, an origin story of Socialism doesn’t seem an ...

Martin Scorsese’s Silence

Martin Scorsese brings his passion project, Silence, to the screenFinally finished after 27 years, Martin Scorsese’s latest film Silence has bee...

Nadiv Molcho’s First Feature Film, The History of Now

Nadiv Molcho – the young actor, director and member of the NENI clan – is used to defying naysayers. His first feature film is The History of Now...

Musicals!

Vivid color, audacious dance moves and spirited show tunes define a genre making a modern comebackHot on the heels of La La Land’s box office an...

A Spymaster’s Vienna – On the Trail of The Third Man

Graham Greene’s The Third Man: An iconic portrait of gloom and corruption in Austria’s postwar capitalGreat cities have their architectural icon...

Indignation: Growing Pains Philip Roth Style

First-time director James Schamus brings Philip Roth's novel Indignation to the screenBeing an outsider is never easy – especially when you’re t...

On Screen: The Red Turtle

Having garnered a number of awards at 2016 film festivals, including the Prix spécial « Un Certain Regard » at Cannes, Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle ...

Tone Deft – Florence Foster Jenkins

Mediocre amateurs are legion – but not many have fans throughout generations, including Cole Porter and David BowieLong celebrated as the “world...

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck shines in this reflection on loss and copingAfter premiering at Sundance to widespread acclaim, Manchester by the Sea creates a ve...

Love, Friendship, Drama

Seduction and manipulation are at the heart of Whit Stillman’s period dramaTranslating written correspondence into a seamless narrative, Love and ...

Have a Glimps Behind a Writer’s Daily Grind: The Quiet Life of Paterson

Jim Jarmusch’s ode to the everyday is nostalgic, delightful and poeticAn unabashed celebration of the quiet life, Paterson is Jim Jarmusch’s lat...

I, Daniel Blake, and the Welfare Bureaucracy

British director Ken Loach takes on the welfare bureaucracyAfter rumors of retiring, director and social activist Ken Loach, the master of kitch...

Thompson, Gleeson and Brühl in the Movie Adaption, Alone in Berlin

Tragedy often brings people together, and with nothing left to lose, one is free to take a stand against oppression. At least that’s how it works in t...

This Human World Film Festival 2016

Raising awareness for human rights on the silver screenA film festival with a social conscience, the 9th edition of This Human World visualizes hum...

Metropole’s Top Ten Viennale Picks

Let Metropole help you choose the right course in the Viennale film feastWith 300 features, shorts and documentaries shown over a mere two weeks...

Join the Horror Movie Marathon!

The golden age of horror comes back... from the dead!It was 1931 when horror film legend Bela Lugosi donned Dracula’s soon-to-be signature cape an...
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