Taika Waititi’s new film is a creative take on WWII misery and is absolutely hilarious at times, as it is upsetting, and unfortunately that does mean it’s a little tonally off, but its strength is in its children – they drive this film. And the debut performance of Roman Griffin Davis as the lovable Nazi-obsessed ‘Jojo’ is one of the most memorable of the year.
Jojo Rabbit trailer – see lots of Prague in Taika Waititi’s new WWII satire
The Prague filmed Jo Jo Rabbit finally gets its first trailer, and it’s full of familar streets, buildings and countryside in and surrounding the Czech capital.
Margot Robbie coming to Prague for WWII thriller ‘Ruin’
Australian actor Margot Robbie will star in new Nazi revenge thriller Ruin, shooting in Prague this Spring.
Scarlett Johansson in Prague for new Taika Waititi film ‘Jojo Rabbit’
Scarlett Johansson is on board for the new WWII satire Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi.
In photos: the story of Prague Studios
Prague Studios is one of the largest film and television production studios in the Czech Republic and sees a multitude of local and international talent pass through its doors on a day to day basis. I recently took a tour to get a feel for the place, and was treated to some surprising titbits about the complex’s intriguing history.
The Zookeeper’s Wife review – WWII drama filmed in Prague
The Zookeeper’s Wife, another addition to the holocaust genre that had potential to be fiercely original and thought-provoking, but just ends up being another Anthropoid.
Allied has some exhilarating moments and serves well as a thriller, but slightly misses the mark of reaching Oscar glory. What starts off as an engaging and well crafted first act, dies a little towards the finale from excessive romance and cardboard acting from Brad Pitt.
The Zookeeper’s Wife trailer – Jessica Chastain as WWII heroine
I’ve been looking forward to this film for quite some time. First of all, it’s a heartwarming World War II story with the Jessica Chastain in a leading role. Second of all, it was filmed in Prague Zoo, one of the world’s best and the perfect backdrop for such an epic – those are real lion cubs! With Whale Rider director Niki Caro at the helm, I wouldn’t be surprised if The Zookeeper’s Wife receives Oscar attention in the near future. A moving trailer with a phenomenal backing track by Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Prague readers make sure you keep an eye out for familiarities, there are a few that pop up.
Hacksaw Ridge review
There is little about Hacksaw Ridge that I thought was decent. It was brutally violent, cheesy and smothered in Christian metaphors and symbolism. Basically, it was a textbook Mel Gibson movie. You need to calm the f-ck down, Mel.. Put down your bible and let’s talk this through.
Anthropoid is a WWII thriller about two Czech soldiers on an assassination mission in Prague. Although the film has ample opportunity to flesh out an intense and historic story through the eyes and ears of the Czech resistance, the film falls a little short of delivering the emotion that I was expecting.