KINO - sheds a light on the big favorites in the run-up to the Oscars. Which films will win and which actors can hope to take home a trophy? KINO takes a peek and talks to the stars.
Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital for overnight observation. The South African athlete, who is serving a six-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was reportedly suffering chest pains.
German actor Daniel Brühl and director Fatih Akin have been offered membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - two out of 774 film professionals invited to join this year.
A representative for the British-Irish actor says that Day-Lewis has shot his last film and performed his last play. Over a 35-year career, he won three Oscars and four BAFTAs including for "My Left Foot" and "Lincoln."
Are silent films just slapstick and gags? The Silent Film Festival in Bonn is breaking down clichés of the genre by screening soundless movies about prostitution in Vienna, Ireland's IRA - and a film from China.
Nearly two-thirds of German youths aged 13 and under read books several times a week, according to a new study. Magazines are still very popular among the age group. Only one-third turns to YouTube for entertainment.
Konstantin Gropper of the Get Well Soon one-man music project told DW he's "difficult to be around" when he's working on a new album - and what makes the tiny Haldern Pop Festival worth playing at.
By some calculations, hip-hop is celebrating 44 years as a musical genre and a movement this weekend. German rap is not quite so old, but there have been three rhyme-rich decades so far.
Millions of kissing and laughing smileys are sent out in text messages every day. As they now become superstars in "The Emoji Movie," here's a look back at how the hype surrounding the visual language developed.
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