Lovers entwined

OUT NOW! Reality, theatre and film blend together in the rewardingly complex THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA. more »

Dec 18, 2014 10:10 AM Film

A wild ride

OUT NOW! Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut THE HOMESMAN is worth getting lost in. more »

Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM Film

Conservation crimes

OUT NOW! SERENA's all-star cast is promising in its Depression-era deforestation tale but leaves one disappointed. more »

Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM Film

Three questions for... Sherry LeBlanc of Love Inks

INTERVIEW. Austin, Texas minimalist electro-dreamers Love Inks – husband-and-wife duo Sherry LeBlanc and Kevin Dehan, bassist Zach Biggs – have further stripped back their pared-down sound with new album Exi. Meet them at Lido on Dec 20. more »

Dec 16, 2014 12:05 PM Music & nightlife

Replacing Whitney: Gary Catona

Most famous for restoring Whitney Houston’s damaged voice to its former glory, the 62-year-old Italian-American voice coach recently visited Berlin with his Venezuelan protege Aneeka to promote his new online talent show The Ultimate Diva. more »

Dec 16, 2014 10:00 AM Music & nightlife

Happy feet

Get your fix of Hollywood musicals at Arsenal (Dec 12-30) as the two-week All Singing, All Dancing extravaganza takes you on a journey through the golden years of 1933-1957. Cue the swaying singalong! more »

Dec 15, 2014 4:10 PM Film

Dance before Christmas

With the second Tanzen vor Weihnachten (Dec 16-21, 20:00) festival, Acker Stadt Palast invites dancers and the audience to meet just before Christmas in an experiment with intimacy as part of a wider programme of varied dance performances. more »

Dec 12, 2014 1:45 PM Stage

Do we even care whodunit?

OUT NOW! The slack pace and editing of THE LOFT doesn't leave us entertained. more »

Dec 11, 2014 1:20 PM Film

Ceylan's cave

OUT NOW! WINTER SLEEP is cleverly scripted but is three hours of dialogue a little too long? more »

Dec 11, 2014 11:35 AM Film

The return of Berlin's ballet princess

She's back! After a two-year absence, prima ballerina Polina Semionova is once again gracing our stages. Her titular turn in Giselle premieres December 11 at the Staatsoper. more »

Dec 11, 2014 10:45 AM Stage

Mali realities

OUT NOW! Director Abderrahmane Sissako chooses a quiet path to lament the white noise of religious dogma in TIMBUKTU. more »

Dec 11, 2014 10:10 AM Film

Into the deep

OUT NOW! A subtly unsettling film, EXHIBITION offers a poignant look at marriage and human relationships. more »

Dec 11, 2014 10:00 AM Film


Ostalgie? No way. Exploring the lives of homosexuals under the GDR, our very special EXBlicks screening of "Out in East Berlin" (Dec 16, 20:30) at Lichtblick Kino sees a Q&A with director Jochen Hick and complimentary wine. Don't miss! more »

Dec 10, 2014 1:25 PM Film

Choose your weapon

Film set, documentary theatre... game?! Daniel Wetzel of performance group Rimini Protokoll explains the trio’s “multi-player video piece” Situation Rooms, part of HAU's interdisciplinary Waffenloung, coming to Berlin Dec 14 through Jan 11. more »

Dec 10, 2014 1:00 PM Stage

Bass in the house of techno

After years of neglect, it’s a high point for low sounds in Berlin. Here’s a quick primer on the city’s new bass music explosion. Get a taste of bass this month at Moonbootica at Gretchen on December 12 or catch Sick Girls at OHM on December 27. more »

Dec 9, 2014 11:00 AM Music & nightlife

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