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Hidden Figures – Unerkannte Heldinnen (Hidden Figures) *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, January 27, 2017

World-changing historical events and its key players are recorded for prosperity. Occasionally after the fact, the unsung heroes receive tribute. Director Theodore Melfi, basing his co-scripted screenplay with Allison Schroeder… Read more…

Split ****1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, January 26, 2017

When Denis (McAvoy) kidnaps Casey (Taylor-Joy) and her two class mates (Sula and Richardson) and locks them in a basement, the frightened teenagers only slowly comprehend what is happening. Denis… Read more…

Feuerwehrmann Sam – Achtung Außerirdische (Fireman Sam: Alien Alert) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This animated film for younger children will be familiar to fans of the BBC cartoon series of the same name. Set in the Welsh town of Pontypandy – evidently the… Read more…

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Der glücklichste Tag im Leben des Olli Mäli) *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, a film based on the life of a legendary Finnish boxer, came out swinging in a bout with the big boys… Read more…

Verborgene Schönheit (Collateral Beauty) ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I might be the only critic on the planet who found likeable elements in Collateral Beauty. Despite its largely shallow handling of how grief can completely undo a person, I… Read more…

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The world no longer exists; the apocalypse has destroyed everything except a small group of humans living in a tall wreck of a tower in a destroyed city, as well… Read more…

Jackie (Jackie: Die First Lady) ****1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, January 23, 2017

The film Jackie took some days to seep into my bones. I did not have an immediate reaction to the film; the after-talk in the foyer of the vintage theater… Read more…

The Great Wall ***1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Monday, January 23, 2017

Two Westerners, claiming to be traders, are taken prisoners in the Gobi desert in 15th century China near the Great Wall and brought before high-ranking officers defending the Great Wall,… Read more…

Wild Plants **

By We Are the Film Fans - Sunday, January 22, 2017

Without going deeply into the current disconnect between humanity and mother nature, Nicolas Humbert brings us a documentary about the flora that seeds itself in fallow and abandoned land and… Read more…

Hacksaw Ridge – Die Entscheidung (Hacksaw Ridge) ****1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Saturday, January 21, 2017

After Japan attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s strategic navel base at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, Americans joined the European and Pacific theatres. In Europe the Geneva conventions was, in… Read more…

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