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Wer schön sein will, muss reisen ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, September 26, 2013

‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, and in male dominated Mauritius, Africa the fattest women are considered the most beautiful. Tine Wittier had frequently wondered, “Was macht schön”?… Read more…

Prince Avalanche ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, September 26, 2013

In the summer of 1988 Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch) work together repainting markings on a country road that passes through a fire-damaged forest. Alvin is in love… Read more…

In the Darkroom **

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Do research some history before entering the cinema. Look up Carlos the Jackal. His real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez; he comes from Venezuela and is presently serving a life… Read more…

Zum Geburtstag, geschenkt ist geschenkt **** (Happy Birthday: a present is a present forever)

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, September 19, 2013

“Now she is mine,” says Paul proudly. It is the year 1980 and it is his 18th birthday. His friend Georg and his girlfriend Anna spend the day at a… Read more…

Room 237 ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Controversial films deserve revisiting, which is precisely what director Rodney Ascher does in his documentary Room 237. He investigates various hypotheses expounding on the crux of Stanley Kubrik’s divisive film,… Read more…

Paranoia (Paranoia—Riskantes Spiel) **½

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The high-tech world and corporate espionage collide in this fast paced thriller. Director Robert Luketic engaged two old time Hollywood heavy weights to depict modern corporate rivals consumed by greed… Read more…

The Congress ***1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, September 12, 2013

I never really understood the weight of the German phrase Wer bin ich und wenn ja, wie viele? (Who am I, and if yes, how many?), a question that will… Read more…

The World’s End **

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It is particularly disappointing when a cast and crew who have previously made some positively great films, come together and make something so bland and frankly sad. Considering The World’s… Read more…

Michael Kohlhaas****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The proud and happy Michael (Mads Mikkelsen) is stopped on his way to the horse market in Leipzig by the new owner of the next royal landlord. The landlord confiscates… Read more…

Planetarium

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 by Becky Tan  When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? And we’re not talking about chocolate bars. Hamburgers cannot truthfully say that they have seen this constellation… Read more…

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