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Robinson Crusoe ***½/****

By We Are the Film Fans - Sunday, January 31, 2016

If you think this animation will be a replacement for the classic film by Mexican film director Luis Buñuel that won an Oscar, you have already sunk your ship. Here… Read more…

The Forest *½/***1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Saturday, January 30, 2016

When the Japanese police phone Sara (Dormer plays both) concerning her sister’s mysterious disappearance, Sara leaves, adamant—a twin’s intuition—Jess needs her. In Japan, at Jess’ school a student and the… Read more…

Dope ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, January 25, 2016

High school students Malcomb (Shameik Moore), Jib (Tony Revolon) and Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) are best friends. They are also noted geeks among their school peers. Teased as the smart kids,… Read more…

The Hateful Eight (The Hateful 8) ****1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, January 22, 2016

Quentin Tarantino is back with a vengeance. His eighth film is a fierce, intense homage to the Old West post American Civil War’s end (1865). Hate brewed strong in the… Read more…

Sebastian und die Feuerretter (Belle et Sébastien—L’aventure continue) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, January 22, 2016

  In 1945 at the end of the Second World War 10-year-old orphaned Sébastian lives in the French Alps with an old man named César. His devoted dog Belle is… Read more…

Anomalisa *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, January 21, 2016

Anomalisa, a stop action puppet film, (puppets built on 3-D printers) is among the 2016 Oscar nominees for best animated feature. The unique puppet construction, with obvious edges of wigs… Read more…

Sumé—The Sound of a Revolution ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, January 21, 2016

In 1973 the Greenlandic band Sumé brought out their first album. Sumé’s music was inspired by American rock music but their lyrics were in the Greenlandic language. The combination of these… Read more…

Point Break (auch in 3D) (Point Break)**1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A sophisticated remake of the 1991 film by the same name, the 2015 version plays out the same premise: a rookie FBI agent goes undercover to bring a super-athletic band… Read more…

Our Brand is Crisis (Die Wahlkämpferin) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The German title translates to “campaign manager” and “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Bullock) is famous for her unusual, but successful, methods in this job. She flies to Bolivia to build up… Read more…

The 5th Wave (Die 5. Welle) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A science fiction thriller based on the first of a trilogy by Rick Yancey.  Like The Hunger Games, it begins with a heroine and in this case it is Cassie… Read more…

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