Ben Knight

The boss of the ghetto steps down

Is (more) change coming to Neukölln? District mayor Heinz Buschkowsky announced on Tuesday that he's ending his 13-year reign as of April. We profiled the controversial politician and author in our June 2013 "Movers and Shapers" issue. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:40 PM People

Searching for radicals

Germany has banned ISIS, but this doesn’t seem to have stopped ever more youth from joining the jihad in Syria. Who are Berlin’s recruits? We went looking for extremists and found… “Salafists”. more »

Dec 19, 2014 11:30 AM Zeitgeist

Exberliner goes deutsch

"Und das ist auch gut so..." After a lot of deliberation regarding ourselves and the changing social landscape of the city, we've made a radical decision: Read on to find out what future holds in store for Berlin's international magazine. more »

Apr 1, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlin Blog 14 Comments

The Berlinale Blog: Werner Herzog's niece wasn't there

Ben has been to five different parties now, and has cleverly worked out the rules of the who-is-more-important game. more »

Feb 14, 2014 6:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Slight exclusive! Scandal at the Retrospektive!!!

Snooping around at the Retrospektive drinks event, Ben discovered the dark secret about the Berlinale's nerdiest section: this year it's not actually about anything. more »

Feb 12, 2014 11:00 AM The Berlinale Blog 1 Comments

The Berlinale Blog: Standing quite close to Nick Cave

Ben went to a party and stood near Nick Cave. It was exhilarating and life-changing. more »

Feb 11, 2014 10:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: LaBeouf is not the same as von Trier or Cantona

Ben went to another soul-withering press conference today. This time he got to watch Shia LaBeouf be a total dick for no reason. more »

Feb 9, 2014 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog 3 Comments

The Berlinale Blog: Typical gringo film

Ben Knight thinks they should re-name press conferences something else. Because there ain't any journalists there. more »

Feb 8, 2014 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog 1 Comments

Full exposure! The Exberliner team reveals all

With summer in full swing, are you still looking for more estival exploits? Search no more. These tips may hail from 2011, but the advice is evergreen – Exberliner editors present and past share their tidbits for the perfect summer day in Berlin. more »

Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM , , , , , , , Zeitgeist

Prehistoric relations

OUT NOW! THE CROODS is more than just a Flintstones-rip with something for everybody. more »

Mar 21, 2013 10:00 AM Film

The Berlinale Blog: Retrospective binge

This year's fantastic Retrospective proved what everyone suspected – Hollywood was a German invention – says Ben Knight. more »

Feb 17, 2013 12:00 PM The Berlinale Blog 2 Comments

The Berlinale Blog: Crood pleasures

Ben Knight drew the short straw and got to review this year’s popcorn closer at the Berlinale – 3D animation The Croods, voiced by Nic Cage, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener. more »

Feb 16, 2013 2:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: The Phoenix returns

Ben Knight reviews George Sluizer's incomplete Dark Blood, featuring the previously unseen – and brilliant – final performance of River Phoenix. more »

Feb 15, 2013 3:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Plan B

It's Day 4 of Ben Knight's EFM Diary, and he follows Ralf Stadler around as he pitches his serious zombie script Season of the Dead, or, Zombies on Vacation. more »

Feb 13, 2013 7:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Watching 'The Act of Killing' with Indonesians

Ben Knight visited a special screening of Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary about the Indonesian purges, organized by NGO Watch Indonesia. more »

Feb 12, 2013 3:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Party Report #1

Ben Knight, Exberliner's unsuitable and probably temporary party correspondent, reports his adventures at the Schiwago production company's Berlinale party. more »

Feb 11, 2013 4:15 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Canadians? Pfff. Why not?

Ben Knight joins Jan and Victor with their pitch for the reality TV media satire Pornstars. But has it got a Canadian connection? It's the EFM Diary - Day 3. more »

Feb 10, 2013 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: 'Is it Haneke with zombies?'

Ben Knight meets Ralf Stadler, a young German filmmaker who has a script that he says will take the zombie movie back to its serious, meaningful roots. Ben joins him on Day 2 of his EFM Diary. more »

Feb 9, 2013 8:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: EFM Diary - Day 1

What does it take to get a film out there? Find out one way with Ben Knight as he follows filmmakers through the European Film Market as they try to sell their movies. First, it's Jan Stahlberg and his salacious reality TV project "Pornstars". more »

Feb 8, 2013 2:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Berlinale blast-off 2013!!!

So it begins – Exberliner's own Berlinale blog, bringing you all the celluloid-inspired reviews, rants, and raunch you can handle from now to Feb 17. And the best local coverage by Berliners in English. You know the brief, now meet our bloggers. more »

Feb 7, 2013 11:15 AM The Berlinale Blog 1 Comments