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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.

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.

7 Contagious Movies to Watch During Self-Quarantine

Global contagion has long inspired cinema, making it second only to nuclear Armageddon as a premise for post-apocalyptic dystopias! As you grumble about toilet paper shortages at your local Billa, take comfort that at the very least, things aren’t quite so bad as these silver screen nightmares.

Kinodämmerung Bellaria | Twilight of the Movie Houses

Vienna’s temple of movie nostalgia, the legendary Bellaria cinema, has gone dark. Energetic rescue attempts are going on behind the screen, but a happy end is not yet in sight.

Class Act | Parasite Hits Theaters

Update: At the Academy Awards 2020 "Parasite" got the Oscars for Best Picture, Directing, International Film Feature Film and Writing. Enjoy our revie...

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...

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 country t...

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 determinati...

Isabel Coixet Brings The Bookshop to the Big Screen

Isabel Coixet recreates Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel on the power of literature for the big screen Even in this movie-mad city, the Filmcasino on Mar...

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 fil...

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 baby b...

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 ...

First World Misery in Haneke’s Happy End

Haneke’s latest take on technology and family dysfunction has anything but the above A connoisseur of despair, acclaimed Austrian director M...

Join Christoph Waltz at the Viennale 2017

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...

Victoria & Abdul Shows the Human Side of the Crown

The human side of Britain’s monarch is shown in a softer light No 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 Spies The backdrop certainly isn’t reassuring: I’m in front of a...

Christoph Waltz Stands in the way of Feverish Love in Tulip Fever

A star-studded cast, magnificent costumes and a story of feverish love Based on a bestselling 1999 novel by prolific English novelist Deborah Mogga...

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 scr...

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 age...

Illustrating the World of an Autistic Child in Life, Animated

An intimate story of an autistic boy changed by Disney movies. A plea for the astounding powers of moving pictures, the documentary Life, Animated f...

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 down...

Why we Loved Oscar Winner Moonlight

Barry Jenkins’ Oscar winner - Moonlight - tackles contemporary issues, captivating critics and festival audiences A semi-autobiographical cinem...

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 Festival Committed to granting much-nee...

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 o...

Martin Scorsese’s Silence

Martin Scorsese brings his passion project, Silence, to the screen Finally finished after 27 years, Martin Scorsese’s latest film Silence has been a...

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 Th...

Musicals!

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

Film Stills: Magical Moments

Film stills as drama suspended, art as advertisement: Even if you’ve never seen the movie, chances are you know the image They are the indelible vis...

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 capital Great cities have their architectural icons, ...

Indignation: Growing Pains Philip Roth Style

First-time director James Schamus brings Philip Roth's novel Indignation to the screen Being an outsider is never easy – especially when you’re...

Tone Deft – Florence Foster Jenkins

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

Manchester by the Sea

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

Love, Friendship, Drama

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

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 poetic An unabashed celebration of the quiet life, Paterson is Jim Jarmusch’s latest...

I, Daniel Blake, and the Welfare Bureaucracy

British director Ken Loach takes on the welfare bureaucracy After rumors of retiring, director and social activist Ken Loach, the master of kit...

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 screen A 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 feast With 300 features, shorts and documentaries shown over a mere two weeks, t...

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 and ...

Viennale – the New, the Old and the Remade

The international film festival beckons with new films from celebrated auteurs, international gems, intriguing documentaries and Christopher Walken. ...

Egon Schiele – Portrait of the Artist

Egon Schiele – Death and the Maiden paints a picture of flawed genius. It’s always challenging to portray a beloved historical figure. Striking a bal...

Musical Marco Polo

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads once distant cultures joyously in consort in The Music of Strangers As the screen goes black, the cacophony of instruments tun...

Southside with You

Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, as told by Hollywood With the outgoing first couple’s allure still sky high, this retelling of the Obamas’ ea...

Slash Film Festival

Straight from the lunatic fringe of cinema, 40 films in search of braaaaaiiiins Providing fresh meat for fans of unconventional and weird movies, the...

The Light Between 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 ...