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The Assassin (Nie yin niang) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, June 30, 2016

The figure of a slender woman, clad in a simple black garment, is hidden among the bamboo trees. She looks sad but concentrated, moving gracefully. A moment ago she appeared… Read more…

Ma Ma – Der Urprung der Liebe (Ma Ma) **1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Magda has a small son, Dani, who is a talented soccer player. Husband Raul is clearly absent and no help when she is diagnosed with breast cancer and faces a… Read more…

Väter und Töchter – ein ganzes Leben (Fathers and Daughters) **

By We Are the Film Fans - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

  Jake Davis (Russell Crowe) is driving the car the night his wife is killed. His young daughter, Katie (Kylie Rogers) is also in the car and witness to the… Read more…

Kill Billy (Her er Harold) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

Norwegians Harold and Marny Lunde have run their business, Lunde Furniture, successfully for 40 years and a comfortable retirement awaits them. This expectation takes a nasty turn for the worse,… Read more…

Bastille Day **

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

Bastille Day is a lackluster addition to the ever popular genre of action films that wish-they-were Die Hard (1988). Following close on the heels of the equally dismal London has… Read more…

Central Intelligence ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

An off- beat comedy that takes us back to memories of our own class reunions and wondering whatever happened to …, this comedy plays with the idea of what it… Read more…

Vor der Morgenröte – Stefan Zweig in Amerika (Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

 Actress-director Maria Schrader has made a sensitive portrait of the famous author Stefan Zweig during his years of exile from the Nazis. An intelligent reflection on migration, banishment, and the… Read more…

The Lobster – Eine unkonventionelle Liebesgeschichte (The Lobster) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

In this future dystopia, being a couple is paramount, mandatory. Some meet, mate and grow old with a kindred soul. The unfortunate are eventually summoned to The Hotel. Stripped of… Read more…

Ein ganzes halbes Jahr (Me Before You) *** ½

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

In her feature film directorial debut, Thea Sharrock delivers a love story that is believable, funny, sad, and memorable. This is no small feat given that the JoJo Moyes’ novel… Read more…

The Neon Demon (impossible to rate, * to *****depending on the viewer)

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, June 27, 2016

Jesse (Fanning) is 16 and dreams of – what else – being a fashion model. She leaves her small town in Georgia and takes off on her own for Los… Read more…

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