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Berlinale Reviews: Back For Good and the tragedy of celebrity

Berlinale is a German showcase, and here is a prime German exhibit: Back for good is a dramatic yet tender exposé of celebrity high life. She's fresh out of rehab, she's just...

Berlinale Reviews: ‘Wilde Maus’ takes Polly Trope on a ride

If you liked Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel, you might love this. Vienna. A famous journalist specializing in classical concert critique is fired from his job of 25 years....

Berlinale Reviews: Vintage German sci-fi gems (Part I)

Kirill Galetski gives a hitch-hiker's guide to science fiction at the Berlinale Film Festival (in two parts). First up: a German showcase. Traditionally critics' least favourite...
Submerged! A Trip to the Unconscious

Submerged! A Trip to the Unconscious

On December 12th Z-Bar in Berlin Mitte hosted in its small cinema the screening of Submerged! a project curated by Leo Kuelbs and Karl Erickson. Submerged! is a combination of seven short videos (each is about five minutes long) created by thirteen artists and...

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Gringo Trails Offers Food for Thought

Gringo Trails Offers Food for Thought

2014 is almost over, and in this era of low cost flights, it has become easier and easier to travel and to reach almost every corner of the world. But do we really understand what being a traveller means? Aside from collecting experiences and memories it certainly...

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Behind the Shade: Berlin’s Secret Cinema

Behind the Shade: Berlin’s Secret Cinema

When my roommate told me that there’s a secret cinema in our neighborhood which you have to crawl through a window to enter, my heart swooned. A regular movie theater is romantic enough. The collective ceremony of sitting in the hushed darkness as we exchange our...

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December Film Recommendations

December Film Recommendations

 Im Keller Directed by: Ulrich Seidl The Austrian provocateur is at it again with his documentary focused on what people do  in their basements. Based on Seidl’s previous work expect things to get bizarre and uncomfortable.  In cinemas: December 4th    ...

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Top 10: Best Female-Centered Horror Films

Horror films are commonly seen as one of the most sexist film genres; utilizing the voyeuristic male gaze, objectifying the female body, and reveling in helpless women being victimized. I am not discounting these claims, but horror has the potential to be more than...

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Berlin Short Film Festival Announcement

Berlin Short Film Festival Announcement

The Berlin Short Film Festival is new to the festival scene and brings exciting and innovative shorts from all across the world to Babylon Mitte. There will be music videos, animated shorts, documentaries, off-beat indies, and more! Especially intriguing are the...

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October Film Recommendations

October Film Recommendations

20,000 Days on Earth With: Nick Cave Directed by: Jane Pollard, Iain Forsyth Cult singer-writer Nick Cave has been alive for 20,000 days and he now has a faux-documentary to prove it. Following a supposedly routine day in his life we see Cave with his family, in the...

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Top 9: Emotionally Devastating Films

Films that are the equivalent of a one-two punch to the gut. 9.   Irreversible Told in reverse-chronological order, the film follows a fateful night in the life of Parisian couple Alex (Monica Bellucci) and Marcus (Vincent Cassel). Irreversible is a conceptual film...

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