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Steven Yates

Steven Yates

Steven Yates se graduó en Cine y Letras en la Universidad de Kent y obtuvo un M.A. en Estudios cinematográficos y de televisión en la Universidad Westminster de Londres. Ha trabajado como periodista freelance desde 1998, publicando en todo el mundo, tanto libros para Wallflower Press, como en revistas y webs, incluyendo Film International, theartsdesk.com, Vertigo y Afterimage. Vive en Berlín desde 2008, es miembro de FIPRESCI (Federación internacional de críticos de cine), ha sido jurado de numerosos festivales de cine, desde 2002, y también es editor supervisor de su web.

Artículos de autor

«El Bar»: El terror

«El Bar»: El terror

Los que están familiarizados con el cine de Álex de la Iglesia deberían saber qué esperar del asociado de Pedro Almodóvar, cuya carrera como director se ha extendido desde hace 24 años, cuando  Acción Mutante (1993), fue producida por el manchego. Desde entonces, este enfant terrible del cine español nos ha «entretenido» con sus espeluznantes tragicomedias, […]

«El Bar»: The Terror

«El Bar»: The Terror

Those familiar with director Álex de la Iglesia should know what to expect by now from the one-time associate of Pedro Almodóvar, and whose directorial career to date has spanned some 24 years since he took the helm for Acción mutante (Mutant Action) in 1993 (which Almodovar produced). This enfant terrible of Spanish Cinema has been […]

Letter from Berlin – The 66th Berlinale: Third Time Looking

Letter from Berlin – The 66th Berlinale: Third Time Looking

The main competition reached its halfway stage with the screening of Danis Tanovic’s, Death in Sarajevo, a parable set on 28th June 2014, the 100-year anniversary of what is historically cited as being the cause of the First World War. The film is set in a hotel in Sarajevo with all its domestic business, power […]

¡Ave, César!

¡Ave, César!

En el festival de Berlín hemos vivido un déjà vu con el estreno, fuera de competición, de ¡Ave, César!, ya que parece ayer cuando los hermanos Coen trajeron su remake del western True Grit a la Berlinale 2011 para inaugurar el certamen. Un poco decepcionante, a pesar de las interpretaciones muy entregadas de Jeff Bridges y la debutante en la gran pantalla Hailee Steinfeld. Esta vez, sin […]

The 66th Berlinale: Second Impressions

The 66th Berlinale: Second Impressions

After the high profile events that were centered on Hail, Caesar! and Midnight Special in the first couple of days, the attention at the weekend moved towards less commercial films and the international competition in all its varieties. The first weekend of this year’s Berlinale came across as quite a relaxed affair despite the huge number of press and […]

Letter from Berlin: The 66th Berlinale… A «Seven-Year Itch»?

Letter from Berlin: The 66th Berlinale… A «Seven-Year Itch»?

The 66th Berlinale began on Thursday evening with the world premiere of the Coen Brothers new film Hail, Caesar! More of that shortly but, looking at the program for this year, it is something of a “same festival, different year” feeling. There’s nothing wrong with keeping a consistent formula but, for the regulars, all the recent […]

Letter from Thessaloniki – Take Four

Letter from Thessaloniki – Take Four

The main competition of the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival this year comprised 15 very different films which, paradoxically, had a common narrative strain of loneliness and isolation. Four of these films from Latin America were consistently very varied and innovative, thereby reminding us of the vastness and divisions of a world too often assimilated conveniently for […]

Viva Victoria

Viva Victoria

Although something of a now typical festival entry that would fit into any related sub-genre canon of EU Citizen displaced or experimental film, Victoria is one of those that stands alone in terms of quality, not least for its one-take camerawork by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen. Director Sebastian Schipper also scripted the film and his actors evidently knew […]

Berlinale 2015: The Opening Film and Competition Highlights

Berlinale 2015: The Opening Film and Competition Highlights

The 65th Berlinale (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin/The Berlin International Film Festival) will begin on 5th February and run for ten days to 15th February. In that time the programmers will hope that audiences once again enjoy all the very best that World Cinema has to offer from the last 12 months. The opening film Nobody Wants […]

Letter from Berlin (via Paris) #2

Letter from Berlin (via Paris) #2

Cinema Paris A 10-minute stroll from Berlin’s recently re-opened Zoo Palast (see here) is another legendary Berlin Cinema called Cinema Paris, housed in the cultural center that is the Institut Francais on Kurfürstendamm, just one of many cinemas in Berlin currently screening Yves Saint Laurent. Built in 1897, after a first reconstruction in the 20s […]