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Mar 8, 2016 5:00 PM Features


Takumi Nine. Photo by Viktor Richardsson

Berlin may pride itself on being international, but when it comes to Japanese food, humble Düsseldorf’s got it beat. But that city's "Little Tokyo" is making an impact here: Takumi Nine and Gotcilla are two newcomers. more

Mar 2, 2016 12:00 PM Food & Drink 2 Comments

Is Riefenstahl's masterpiece "Olympia" a Nazi film? Here's the history, the scandals and the indomitable woman behind Nazi Germany’s sports epic. More on Third Reich films at our EXBlicks: Verbotene Filme on Mar 1, 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:45 PM Film

The Third Reich's Nazi propaganda films have been locked away for 70 years now for a number of reasons. But should they be? Join us for "Verbotene Filme", exploring their censorship in Germany, at EXBlicks on Tue, Mar 1. 20:30 at Lichtblick Kino. more

Feb 25, 2016 12:30 PM Film

For their next trick, artist/hypnotist Eder and Rauter’s ensemble turn the border between life and death into an altered state. Tune in, turn on and sit down for "Black Hole" Feb 25-28 at Sophiensaele. more

Feb 23, 2016 1:45 PM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW. It’s only been a year since the riot-grrrl cello duo emerged from Berlin’s queer scene, but a combination of their fierce music and an in-your-face name have already put them a cut above the rest.They play the Køpi Queer Gala on Feb 25. more

Feb 23, 2016 1:00 PM Concerts & Parties

It's time to get vocal again! The sixth annual CHOR@BERLIN festival returns showcasing all things musical from the throat. Check out some of Germany’s finest choirs, ensembles and more Feb 25-28 at Radialsystem V. more

Feb 22, 2016 12:00 PM Concerts & Parties

OUT NOW! While it has its flaws, Banderas' latest movie THE 33 still presents us with stunning effects and good acting, making the film adaption of "Deep Dark Down" worth watching. more

Feb 18, 2016 5:00 PM Film

INTERVIEW! Tuesday, September 27, join us at Lichtblick Kino, 20:30 for the post-Berlinale premiere of And-Ek Ghes, a moving and formally daring portrait of Roma family life in Berlin. Directors Philip Scheffner and Colorado Velcu will be present. more

Feb 11, 2016 4:00 PM Film

Is our desire to help others always 100 percent selfless? Of course not. Milo Rau's newest play "Mitleid. Die Geschichte des Maschinengewehrs" examines that through the lens of the modern-day issue of refugees at the Schaubühne Feb 10, 11, and 14. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Here it is! Your insider's preview of the world's most audience-friendly film festival, February 11-21. We know which indie flicks to catch and which celebs to stalk. And don't forget about our blog! more

Feb 8, 2016 3:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! SUFFRAGETTE follows the feminist movement in early 20th-century London and is a proper homage to these women, but it fails to give the stories of the characters colour and authenticity. more

Feb 4, 2016 3:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! It's not exactly plot-heavy, but GOOSEBUMPS provides uncomplicated and spooky entertainment. The humour of course is more suited for kids than adults. more

Feb 4, 2016 2:30 PM Film

Critics’ Week Berlin is back! Kick it off with a panel discusson on German film at Silent Green on Feb 10, and from Feb 11-18 catch artful, experimental new films like Andrzej Zulawski’s "Cosmos" all at Hackesche Höfe Kino. more

Feb 3, 2016 4:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! DOPE is part subversive argument against lower-income black male stereotypes, part colourful methamphetamine-buzzed comedy, but the buzz is over-all just okay. more

Jan 28, 2016 1:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! A timely Greek-German story about two women in a desperate situation, EIN ATEM is gripping and delicately empathetic. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:30 PM Film

OUT NOW! THE HATEFUL EIGHT shows Tarantino maybe not at his creative peak, but certainly at the top of his craft. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:15 PM Film

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