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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Eine Taube sitzt auf einem Zweig und denkt über das Leben nach) ***1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice International Film Festival, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence  is an oddly affecting film about oddly… Read more…

Fury (Herz aus Stahl) **** 1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In April 1945 the end of World War II was, history proves, weeks away. For the men caught in the European Theatre waning campaigns it was still hell on earth…. Read more…

Exodus – Gods and Kings (Exodus – Götter und Könige) *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Starts December 25, 2014 Exodus is a very old story told in a very new way. It is the late Thirteenth Century B.C., during the time Egyptian Pharaoh Seti (Turturro)… Read more…

Von Mädchen und Pferden ***1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  I had the honor of going to the opening of Von Mädchen und Pferden. The director, Monika Treut, cinematographer Birgit Möller, and some of the cast members were all… Read more…

Finn *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, December 22, 2014

  Finn is a Dutch boy who notices a light in an abandoned farmhouse on his way from school. He investigates and finds that an old man named Luuk has… Read more…

Clouds of Sils Maria ****1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, December 15, 2014

 The Maloja Snake does not bite. But it sneaks up on you and brings bad weather with it. In Clouds of Sils Maria, this weather phenomenon in the Engadin Valley… Read more…

The Theory of Everything (Die Entdeckung der Unendlichkeit) **** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, December 15, 2014

With finesse and sensitivity, director James Marsh (Man on Wire 2008) realizes Jane Hawking’s novel, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. Their beguiling story begins at an Oxford student… Read more…

The Homesman (The Homesman – Es Führt Ein Weg Zurück”) *** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, December 15, 2014

Shots of majestic clouds towering over a vast, stark, windswept landscape where high, dancing grass obliterates the horizon sets tonal value while introducing a main character: the Great Plains. Pioneer… Read more…

1001 Grams ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, December 15, 2014

1001 Grams is a gentle comedy about a weights and measures scientist who finds herself recalibrating her own life. Most of us probably spend little time weighing the importance of… Read more…

Winterschlaf (Winter Sleep) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, December 11, 2014

  Set in the hills of Anatolia in east Turkey, this film revolves around the figure of Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), a handsome, elderly man and former actor, who runs a… Read more…

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