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Der Medicus (The Physician) *****

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

Rob Cole’s (Payne) quest to become a doctor begins when he feels his mother’s life force ebbing from “side sickness” (appendicitis). Nine-year-old Rob runs for the Barber (Skarsgård)—the equivalent of… Read more…

Workers **

By We Are the Film Fans - Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rafael has worked in a light bulb factory for 30 years. He is happily expectant of a nice financial retirement cushion, which doesn’t materialize. His boss tells him that illegal… Read more…

Walking with Dinosaurs (3D) (Dinosaurier 3D – im Reich der Giganten) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, December 20, 2013

Ricky is in the Alaskan wilds with his Uncle Zack, who researches dinosaur bones, when he’s lucky enough to find them. Ricky finds the experience totally boring, saying, “I’m not… Read more…

Der Hobbit – Smaugs Einöde (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) **

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, December 20, 2013

This is the second installment of the journey of the dwarves’ (along with Bilbo Baggins [Martin Freeman] and Gandalf the Grey [Ian McKellen]) journey to reclaim their long lost homeland,… Read more…

Eisheimat ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, December 20, 2013

The Eisheimat (ice homeland) in this case is Iceland. In 1949 an Icelandic farmers’ organization placed an ad to recruit German women for work on isolated farms, jobs which native… Read more…

Enough Said (Genug gesagt) ***

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

Divorced Eve (Louis-Dreyfus) lives with her teen-aged daughter Ellie who is soon to be out of school and off to college. Eve works as a self-employed masseuse. She treats customers… Read more…

Blau ist eine Warme Farbe (La vie d’Adèle, Blue is the Warmest Color)****

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

We follow Adèle as she emerges from being a shy teenager to falling in love, suffering disappointments, becoming a teacher, and finding her footing as a young adult. Director Kechiche… Read more…

Only Lovers Left Alive **** / ***

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

Writer/director Jim Jarmusch keeps the storyline simple: two Vampires’ centuries long love is threatened. Different by nature and living on different continents poses challenges, but the opening parallel shots establish… Read more…

Machete Kills ****

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

Machete (Trejo) is a wrinkly old man covered in tattoos, with long, stringy black hair. He wears a leather vest and speaks Spanish and English. His purpose in life is… Read more…

Beware of Mr. Baker **** / ***

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

The film opens with the scene of a car entering a compound in South Africa and a sign that reads “Beware of Mr. Baker.” This documentary by Jay Bulger takes… Read more…

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