Paul O’Callaghan


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The Berlinale Blog: And the winner might be…

Our bloggers gaze into their crystal balls and boldly predict tonight's award-winners. more

Feb 18, 2017 2:00 PM , The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: “It’s an incredible time for queer stories”

INTERVIEW: Francis Lee discusses his powerful directorial debut God’s Own Country, which critics have dubbed the British Brokeback Mountain. more

Feb 17, 2017 4:00 PM The Berlinale Blog



The Berlinale Blog: Spanish insurgents

Playful provocateur Álex de la Iglesia has a hand in two of the festival’s most outrageous and divisive films. more

Feb 16, 2017 2:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

OUT NOW! Don’t get turned off by the unusual aesthetics of the stop-motion characters in this animated gem MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI. more

Feb 16, 2017 11:00 AM Film

The Berlinale Blog: Imprinted sensuality

INTERVIEW: Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet discuss their roles in the seductive summertime romance Call Me By Your Name. more

Feb 16, 2017 11:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

OUT NOW! Viola Davis stands out in Denzel Washington's mediocre adaptation of August Wilson's 1983 play FENCES. more

Feb 16, 2017 11:00 AM Film


The Other Side of Hope

The Berlinale Blog: Rethinking the refugee crisis

A pair of bold films attempt something new in their depictions of migrants in mainland Europe, but one stumbles while the other soars. more

Feb 14, 2017 4:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Weighing up the Competition

The awards race heats up momentarily with a sizzling Chilean drama, but an understated German feature fails to take flight. more

Feb 13, 2017 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Just for laughs?

Comedy tends to be underrepresented at the major film festivals, but there’s a smattering of light-hearted fun to be had at this year’s Berlinale. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:15 AM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Best and worst of the Forum

A doc about trans identity dazzles, while a Canadian junkie drama bores our blogger to distraction. more

Feb 11, 2017 2:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Cancel those dinner reservations

Star-studded Golden Bear contender The Dinner is the kind of meal that leaves you bloated and in need of long lie-down. more

Feb 10, 2017 7:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: The dreariness of Django

The race for the Golden Bear is off to an inauspicious start with this maddeningly mediocre biopic. more

Feb 9, 2017 4:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale's back and so are our bloggers, primed to deliver an inside track on the city’s biggest and brashest cultural event. more

Feb 8, 2017 3:30 PM Film

The Berlinale’s back! From Feb 9-19, the 67th edition of the international fest draws crowds from all over the world to the Hauptstadt (and locals too!). 400+ films screened all across the city might seem overwhelming though. Here's our guide. more

Feb 8, 2017 11:00 AM Film

Here are 15 out-of-competition films that have already caught our eye. Buy your tickets in advance! more

Feb 7, 2017 12:00 PM , , Film

OUT NOW! BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK an ambitious but unsatisfying attempt to explore the psychological consequences of modern warfare on its participants. more

Feb 2, 2017 12:00 PM Film

EXBlicks, Berlin Critics Week, The Eyes of My Mother and more are happening at Berlin Kinos this week. more

Feb 2, 2017 11:00 AM Film

Hacksaw Ridge, Jackie, Ma Loute and more are all out in Berlin cinemas this week. more

Jan 26, 2017 12:45 PM Film

OUT NOW! A crudely mixed cocktail of syrupy sentimentality and eye-popping violence sits heavily on the stomach, there’s no denying HACKSAW RIDGE's potency. more

Jan 26, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Wenders delivers an impenetrable and utterly interminable rumination on love and sexuality with THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ. more

Jan 26, 2017 11:00 AM Film

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