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Happy Burnout ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Andreas Poschka (Möhring), better known as Fussel, lives in a small, messy apartment in Hamburg. Although already 43 years old, he resists work and responsibility (which results in him losing… Read more…

Fast & Furious 8 (The Fate of the Furious) ***1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, April 20, 2017

How many films can claim as many successful sequels as this one? The first version came out in 2001, and, as the proud producers report, “there is already a new… Read more…

MindGamers (DxM)*

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, April 20, 2017

  To my great regret, Mindgamers is a terrible movie. It belongs to a genre of pseudo- science/ psychological thriller films which attempt to explore aspects of the mind or sub-consciousness…. Read more…

Verleugnung (Denial) *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, April 14, 2017

Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt is an American professor at Emery University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her specialty is Jewish history and the Holocaust. Several US presidents appreciated her expertise and help… Read more…

Zu Guter Letzt (The Last Word) ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, April 14, 2017

Bored, therefore cantankerous, Harriet (MacLaine) decides it is time: Harriet is always in control. Yet, a spilt glass of wine offers an unthought-of alternative. She hires her obituary writer. They… Read more…

The Birth of a Nation – Aufstand Zur Freiheit (The Birth of a Nation) **1/2

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, April 14, 2017

Novice director-actor-producer Nate Parker co-wrote the screenplay with college friend Jean McGianni Celestin basing it on the life of the enslaved abolitionist and rebel Nat Turner. It follows the fate… Read more…

Abgang mit Stil (Going in Style) *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Thursday, April 13, 2017

Going in Style is smart, clever, and funny with a storyline that changes directions on a dime the protagonists glide through. Based on Edward Cannon’s short story, Stepping Out, Zach… Read more…

Die andere Seite der Hoffnung (Toivon tuolla puolen, The Other Side of Hope) **** / *****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, April 7, 2017

The latest outing by Finnish master filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is a melancholy yet hopeful meditation on the plight of refugees in Helsinki – and by extension, the world. Kaurismäki’s effortless… Read more…

The Boss Baby ****

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, April 7, 2017

Timothy Tempelton (Bekshi) is seven-and-a-half and lives with his mother Janice (Kudrow) and father Ted (Buscemi). He enjoys being an only child, a bit spoiled; mom and dad sing him… Read more…

Bauer Unser ***

By We Are the Film Fans - Friday, April 7, 2017

Director Robert Schabus has made eight documentary films, including one about people influenced by construction and one about a mountain. More than half are about his home of Kärnten, the… Read more…

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