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To the Wonder * ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Terrence Malick built his reputation and public admiration through telling compelling stories imbued with philosophical overtones. His masterful The Thin Red Line (1998) is a haunting yet poetical anti-war film,… Read more…

The Big Wedding *

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In a time when getting money to make a film is harder than ever, it is amazing that such terrible tripe like The Big Wedding can continue to be made…. Read more…

Child’s Pose (Mutter und Sohn) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This year the Romanian Film Child Pose claims the Golden Bear. It is the first time in the History of the Berlinale that the Golden Bear has been given to… Read more…

The Words ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This drama/thriller explores the effects of literary obsession on the personality and ethics of three writers in two stories within a story. The film opens with the famous writer Clay… Read more…

Paradies: Hoffnung *** (engl. Paradise: Hope)

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

He did it – the hat trick! The controversial Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl showed Paradies: Hope, the finale of his trilogy “Love, Faith, Hope” at the Berlinale 2013. The films… Read more…

Shimpansen (Chimpanzee) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, May 9, 2013

Newborn Oscar’s 35-member community, under Freddy’s strong leadership is “a rich society deep in heart of the jungle” at Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Three months later,… Read more…

Starlet *** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Set in hot, arid San Fernando Valley, California—home to the pornographic industry—Jane (Hemingway) cruises yard sales looking for things to decorate the bedroom she rents from porno colleagues (Maeve and… Read more…

BB King: The Life of Riley **** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

As an idiom, the life of Riley means to have an easy, carefree life—Riley B. King’s life started out far from carefree, and at 85 B.B. King is still touring,… Read more…

A Late Quartet **** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, May 3, 2013

  Classical chamber music’s most important combination is the string quartet, traditionally consisting of two violins, a viola, and a cello, thereby conveying the range of a human voice –… Read more…

A Late Quartet ***** 1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, May 3, 2013

  Yaron Zilberman has written, directed and co-produced an intelligent, moving drama about the intimate and complex relationships of musicians in a string quartet. The plot is centered and structured… Read more…

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