Media-streaming and video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are threatening old-style brick-and-mortar cinemas. It is a global phenomenon. We visit a cinema in Berlin that is rising to the challenge.
Amazon has acquired global television rights to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" into a television series. The adaptation of the fantasy novels marks a new direction for the world's largest online retailer.
In 2017, we saw a lot of great movies, from musicals and sequels to glamorous comebacks. Shocking scandals fell between box office and awards successes. What was the year's best film? That's a matter of taste.
Controversy surrounds two Netflix productions that are part of the competition at the Cannes film festival. One screening was interrupted by boos. DW's Jochen Kürten recommends a more relaxed and flexible approach.
Renowned German filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff told DW why he's optimistic about the French election - and why he turned down Steven Spielberg to take on a political crisis.
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