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The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: The Bare Essentials - Food, Fun and Films

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Taxis in Berlin always turn out to be a cinematic experience. First of all the city is breathtaking, taking on several completely different looks -- s...

The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: Films by Garbarski and Tamasese, Winterbottom's Rock & Roll and Qube Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Some say Berlinale this year has been overly political. I say, we can never be political enough. Filmmakers are, in my very humble opinions, the proph...

A Conversation with Stanley Tucci About 'Final Portrait' in Berlin

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

It is obvious that we live during times where escapist entertainment is welcomed. The various award statuettes a certain modern musical has been colle...

The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: Finding Cinematic Heroes or Maybe Just the Brave

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Courage redefined is a prevailing theme at this year's Berlinale. Or perhaps I'm noticing it more in films as I search for my own definition of the ...

Citizen of the World: Actor Reda Kateb on 'Django', Animal Vibrations and Problematic Modern Leaders

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.14.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Kahlil Gibran wrote "You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." And perhaps it's app...

The Berlinale 2017 Diaries: "Django', Music at the Heart of It and 'The Wound'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

How do you fight the madness? The kind that makes your heart ache and goes against everything you've ever been taught to believe about humanity? If yo...

Phenomenal Man: Samuel L. Jackson Channels James Baldwin in 'I Am Not Your Negro'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

If I don't get to watch another film this year apart from Raoul Peck's Academy Award nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, I think I'll be cinema...

Maurice Dekkers' Ants on a Shrimp: René Redzepi and the Creation of a Dream

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

"When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them." -- René Redzepi I've disc...

Sayed Kashua's The Writer: What If the Ultimate Conflict Could Be Resolved by a TV Show?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Sayed Kashua, left, and his TV alter-ego Kateb, played by Yousef Sweid, in a still from The Writer Ask me who my favorite contemporary writer is, and...

Pivot TV's Truth and Power: 'To Be More Informed Is To Be More Powerful'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.23.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

"... I feel lucky to have been able to pursue my dreams and I hope that my contributions will in some small way lead to a sustainable world of peace a...

Strike a Pose: Thanking Madonna, 25 Years Later, for Releasing the Truth

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.21.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Do you have what it takes to be your true self? In a beautiful, touching, perfectly made documentary titled Strike a Pose, filmmakers Ester Gould and...

Hotel Dallas: The Power of Cinema Blended with the Humor of Art

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.19.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

When I first watched Sherng-Lee Huang's and Livia Ungur's fantastical film Hotel Dallas, I was reminded of that Salvator Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration Destino.

Kirsten Dunst Frumps it Down for Midnight Special Yet Remains a Superstar

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Jaeden Lieberher and Kirsten Dunst in a scene from Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special Apart from being a striking style icon, Kirsten Dunst is also a dam...

Actor Michael Shannon Redefines Fatherhood, Good & Evil in Midnight Special

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.13.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Ladies, get a hold of some waterproof mascara, 'cause you'll need it! In Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, actor Michael Shannon gives everyone a daddy...

Rachid Bouchareb at Berlinale: 'Peace Should Be a Subject Taught in Schools'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Pauline Burlet in a still from Road to Istanbul, photo Roger Arpajou Many of the films at this year's Berlinale redefined the meaning of parenthood f...

A Sartorial Road to The Oscars with Nominee Basil Khalil

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.02.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Basil Khalil and Best Actor nominee Eddie Redmayne When English-Palestinian filmmaker Basil Khalil heard that he'd been nominated for an Oscar, the f...

'We Are Facing a Disaster': Berlinale Winner Gianfranco Rosi Talks Fuocoammare

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Can a film change the world? If we believe in the power of one, that ability each human being carries around to make the environment around them better by simply adjusting their behavior, then films have the potential to change the world.

Trump and Clinton Take Command of U.S. Presidential Race

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
James Marshall Crotty

As I predicted months ago, it's likely to be Donald John Trump vs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a genuine Battle of New York, in the U.S. general election. There are still primaries to go before we sleep, but as South Carolina and Nevada voters proved Saturday night, the likely trend line is not breaking.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Fuocoammare, Hedi and the Winners, Scoring One for Humanity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.21.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Gianfranco Rosi's Fuocoammare, featuring Samuele Pucillo Every year, at every festival, there is a film that shuts it down for me. I cou...

Berlinale: The Best and Wurst of It

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home
James Marshall Crotty

The Berlinale is widely considered - along with Venice, Cannes, Sundance and Toronto - among the five most important film festivals on earth.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Road to Istanbul, a Chef and His Ants, Michael Moore, Alex Gibney & Truth and Power

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next, photo © Dog Eat Dog Films I'm haunted by an idea that Algerian-French filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb put out ther...

Meryl Streep On The Biggest Surprise Of Her Career

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.16.2016 | Home

Meryl Streep is one of the most revered actresses of all time, and yet, the 66-year-old revealed she wasn't always sure her career would enjoy such lo...

7 Practical Tips for Attending a Film Festival

Adam Groffman | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Adam Groffman

Wait, what?! It's the first Saturday of the Berlinale--three days into the festival. George Clooney has already charmed the crowds and the journalists...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: The Maestro, the Enigma, a Saudi Love Story & the Madonna Dancers

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

So far at Berlinale, there have been groundbreaking films, films about love, films about current affairs, movies about the past and some looking to the future. Some push the boundaries of reality, while others really stick our noses into the nitty gritty of surviving.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Redefining What Love Is, at the Movies

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Berlin, so far, has been cathartic for me. I've watched a movie, The Dreamed Ones by Ruth Beckermann, that reinvents the idea of romance and takes it to a cerebral level, thus suggesting the concept that in order to love, we don't have to be next to a person, it's enough to feel them to carry them in our heart.