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Clashing Cultures and Cuisines

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Helen Mirren and Manish Dayal in The hundred foot journey

If you have been following my columns since I started, they have been all about TV and films, but in these times of austerity and cutbacks in the arts, I wanted to show my respect for the great things happening in theater as well. In light of this and coming from a theater background the…

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Review: “Housebound”

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Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Not your typical slasher flick – although there is indeed some slashing. Not your typical horror flick – although you’ll probably be jumping in your seat a few times. Not your typical comedy, either. So what’s the New Zealand cinematic production “Housebound” like? Today’s guest reviewer, Leipzig-based writer Christijan Robert Broerse, tells us why the movie’s dark humor and…

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Review: “Still Alice” (and where and when you can catch it in Leipzig this week)

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This year, the film “Still Alice” – about a middle-aged linguistics professor, mother and wife diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – brought lead actress Julianne Moore her long-overdue first Oscar. Although much of the publicity around the movie may have been related to such a happening, guest reviewer Stewart Tunnicliff gives us plenty of reasons (besides Moore’s performance) why we…

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Leipzig cafe shows “worst movie ever” this Friday

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Got any big plans for this Friday, March 6? In the first installment of its “Trash Movie Series,” Uptown Coffee Bar is delighted to give you a chance to spend your Friday evening sharing drinks and a mixture of laughter and fits of cringing with kindred moviegoing spirits in a cozy coffeeshop atmosphere. And it’s for free.

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