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Omamamia *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Omamamia is one of those rare films that captivate, entertains, is tip-top in production values, and so excellently cast (Suse Marquardt / Germany, Francesco Vedovati / Italy) you hate to… Read more…

Die Kinder vom Napf (The Children of Napf) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, October 25, 2012

For 365 days director Alice Schmidt filmed children in their natural habitat in and around the mountainous Swiss town of Romoos, in an area called Napf. This lies at the… Read more…

Robot and Frank **** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, October 25, 2012

Frank (Frank Langella) is bored. A cat burglar extraordinaire, with age his adversary, sloppiness his companion, these days his biggest thrill is walking down the winding county road into town,… Read more…

Hotel Transylvania ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, October 25, 2012

The vampire Count Dracula overseas the construction of Hotel Translvania, a massive castle, built as a fortress to protect Mavis, his only child, from the outside world. Since the death… Read more…

Leave it on the Floor ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This film, which showed at the 2012 Berlinale Film Festival, is a colorful fictional remake of the classic documentary Paris is Burning from 1991 (which won the Teddy Award in… Read more…

Gnade (Mercy) **

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Niels works for a natural gas liquefying plant and diddles with a colleague on his off hours. His wife Maria helps out at a hospice for hopelessly ill patients. Their… Read more…

Sparkle * * * *

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, October 15, 2012

The 2012 musical feature film Sparkle from filmmaker Salim Akil and screenwriters Mara Brock Akil & Howard Rosenman is a remake. The original Sparkle storyline was inspired by The Supremes… Read more…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Gregs Tagebuch – ich war’s nicht) *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, October 11, 2012

Since 2007 Jeff Kinney has published a series of 10 Wimpy Kid Diaries, all quite successful. Two have been filmed, and now we can delight in the third film, based… Read more…

Die Wand (The Wall) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A woman (Martina Gedeck) travels with another couple to their summer home. The couple takes the car to run errands in the village. The next morning the woman realizes that… Read more…

Zarafa (Die Abenteuer der kleinen Giraffe Zarafa) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maki, a small boy, has been captured by slave drivers in Africa. He witnesses the abduction of the little giraffe named Zarafa. Along the way both change hands from the… Read more…

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