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Monday, April 23, 2018
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The moral dilemmas of M.L. Stedman's best-selling novel brought vividly on screenDirector Derek Cianfrance’s (The Place Beyond the Pines) exquisite adaptation of M.L Stedman’s literary sensation is permeated with intense emotional paradoxes, with turbulent elation and grief, with denial and conscience, separation and reconciliation. Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a veteran of The Great War, seeks to insulate himself from...
Pawn Sacrifice revisits one of the most unlikely proxy battlefields in America’s fight against the Soviets: the chessboardAt the height of the Cold War, a poor kid from Brooklyn dreams of being best in the world, beating the Russians and winning it for the U.S.A. He trains daily,  becoming arrogant as he obliterates rivals. After getting whipped by the...
viennale
The Viennale promises two weeks of movie magic, marred by the passing of director Hans HurchLate 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...
(C) Viennale
All Hallows Eve at the Metro Kino, vintage filmmaker Kim Longinotto was there in person, to introduce her latest documentary Dreamcatcher. Looking up at the brass wall sconces, she couldn’t help but comment: “How charming the Metro is,” she beamed.  She has the kindest, deepest eyes: “How lucky you are to have a theatre like this!” And that is...
murder on the orient express
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar castPreviously 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...
film britain monarch queen victoria
The human side of Britain’s monarch is shown in a softer lightNo stranger to royals, after humanizing Queen Elisabeth II in the critically-acclaimed The Queen, director Stephen Frears returns to matters of court to give Queen Victoria similar treatment. An adaptation of Shrabani Basu’s book of the same name, based on Her Majesty’s personal correspondence, Academy Award winner Judy...
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....
(C) Viennale
Tonight it was the Urania, the former planetarium and cultural center of the waning Imperial years.  Here you sit far more than a living room's distance from the screen. But there's plenty of leg room in the virtual velvet, ergonomic seats, and that makes up for a lot.  And it turned out to be the perfect setting for Jacques...
screen
The international film festival beckons with new films from celebrated auteurs, international gems, intriguing documentaries and Christopher WalkenAs the carefree warmth of summer gives way to a reflective autumn, and Vienna’s open-air cinemas head back into hibernation, the schedules are cleared of summer blockbusters and more serious fare comes into focus. What better way to kick of the season than...
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