On Screen: Carol

Todd Haynes’ drama sets romance against a hostile society, gaining accolades and generating academy award buzz No stranger to challenging the heteronormative, director Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, I’m not There) revisits the socially repressive...
(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 ...
Ben Wheatley's retro-futurist dystopia is slick, atmospheric and nightmarish High-Rise, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's scathing social critique of the same name, is a paradox: it uses the past's future to comment on the present. Wisely avoiding...
Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s thriller has sex, murder and rock n’ roll in the Sicilian sun This loose remake of the French classic La Piscine (1969) features Tilda Swinton as Marianne, a rock star recovering from vocal cord surgery on a re...
(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.  ...
Screening at Sundance and Cannes, this indie family drama explores parenthood Winning best director at Cannes’ Un certain regard competition this year, writer and director Matt Ross’ touching and tragicomical film looks at how non-conformism affec...
the founder
A fast-food confidential on McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. Following the lead of the acclaimed The ­Social Network, which dressed down F­acebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, The Founder gives the same treatment to controversial business magnate Ray Kroc, wh...
I, Daniel Blake
British director Ken Loach takes on the welfare bureaucracy After rumors of retiring, director and social activist Ken Loach, the master of kitchen sink realism, instead transfixed audiences by winning his second Palme d’Or at Cannes this year f...
light oceans
The moral dilemmas of M.L. Stedman's best-selling novel brought vividly on screen Director Derek Cianfrance’s (The Place Beyond the Pines) exquisite adaptation of M.L Stedman’s literary sensation is permeated with intense emotional paradoxes, with...
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