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Finding Vivian Maier *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vivian Maier is recognized as a leading street photographer of the 20th century and it is only by chance that her life came to light. In 2007 John Maloof bought… Read more…

Suzanne (Die Unerschütterliche Liebe der Suzanne) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 26, 2014

Two sisters grow up together under the loving guidance of a single father who works for a transport company. As Maria (Haenel), the older sister, begins to make her way… Read more…

Les Garcons et Guillaume, à Table (Maman und ich) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 26, 2014

Guillaume Gallienne is a member of the Comédie Francaise and for all intents and purposes this is his autobiography. He recalls his experiences growing up, the intense relationship with his… Read more…

Walk of Shame (Madelsabend – Nuchtern zu schuchtern) *

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I’m old.  I ran through the streets of Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco back in the early ‘70s, embodied the spirit of Woodstock, giggled at being called a hippie and to… Read more…

No Turning Back – Locke (Locke) **** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 19, 2014

 “Right now nothing’s a joke.” On the eve of a career-making project, site manager Ivan Locke (Hardy) takes off for London. The car phone is his lifeline, and noose. Bethan’s… Read more…

Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy (Tinkerbell und die Piratenfee) *

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 12, 2014

Manhattan’s Broadway has it musical prequel to the story of Peter Pan, called Peter and the Star Catcher. Now we have another prequel to Peter Pan, this time an animated… Read more…

Meteora ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 12, 2014

 A monk and a nun succumb to a common human sitaution: they fall in love. This is not the only unusual feature in their relationship. Theodoros is a Greek monk… Read more…

Einmal Hans mit Scharfer Soße ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 12, 2014

 All it takes is two, second-generation Turkish women living in Germany, to make a wonderful comedy. In this case director Buket Alakus has adapted Akyün’s book Einmal Hans mit Scharfer… Read more…

Interview with director Buket Alakus at the 2013 Filmfest Hamburg

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stephan Schade interviews director Buket Alakus at the 2013 Filmfest Hamburg as reported by Birgit Schrumpf (***): Buket Alakus grew up in Hamburg and comes out of a working class… Read more…

Cuban Fury (Cuban Fury – Echte Männer Tanzen) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 9, 2014

Old worn-in sneakers can provide cozy comfort thus a feeling of contentment. As can a movie with a comfortable, known formula.   Leaving the theater after watching Cuban Fury, I… Read more…

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