We are a group of international individuals who feel passionately about movies and about writing. English is our common language and we write in English. Following local press screenings, our reviews are published in the local publications Hamburg Guide and Currents, and online here, www.kinocritics.com and www.awchamburg.org. Interviewing directors and cast, attending emerging directors’ special screenings, and film festivals come under our scope of involvement. Festivals we have covered include those in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Cannes, London, and Lübeck. North American festivals have included Sundance, Slamdance, Tribeca, Seattle, Traverse City, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, NYC Doc, and Toronto. We look forward to hearing from you..

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Cars 3 (Cars 3: Evolution) ****

The lovable race-car driver #95, Lightning McQueen is back on-the-track fighting to hold on to his champion title. He’s faced with the realization that the up-and-coming ‘next-gen’ racers […]

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Conny Plank – The Potential of Noise ***

In this straight-forward documentary, Stephan Plank presents the short life of his father Conny Plank, who was a major figure in the world of pop music in Germany […]

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Die beste aller Welten (The Best of All Worlds) ****

Helga (Verena Altenberer) and her seven-year old son Adrian (Jeremy Miliker) spend most weekends outdoors on the river. They are joined by boyfriend Günther (Lukas Miko) and his […]

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Victoria and Abdul ***

Victoria & Abdul is a costume drama that reunites the inimitable Judi Dench with director Stephen Fears (the pair worked together on 2013’s Philomena). It’s also a reunion […]

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The Glass Castle (Schloss Aus Glas) ****1/2

Successful New Yorkers Jeannette (Larson) and David (Greenfield) have to face her parents with their news. Rose Mary (Watts) is not the problem; Rex (Harrelson) worries them. Lori’s […]

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Das Löwenmädchen (Løvekvinnen, The Lion Woman) ****

  In 1912, in a small town in Norway, a woman gives birth to a baby girl. The midwife and doctor exchange surprised looks, the mother glimpses her […]

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Barfuss in Paris (Paris pieds nus, Lost in Paris) ***1/2

This film is a comedic and artistic gem. From the staging–because yes, within the first three minutes, you feel as if you’re watching a hilarious theater piece that […]

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A Touch of Zen (Xia nü) ****

Ku (Shih Chun) is a rural painter whose only daily excitement consists of his mother nagging him to get married and to pursue a more prestigious position than […]

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On Body and Soul (Körper und Seele, Teströl és lélekröl) ***

Endre (Géza Morcsányi) works as a financial director at a slaughterhouse, but at night he dreams he is a stag walking in an untouched forest. He is joined […]

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Logan Lucky ****1/2

Steven Soderbergh returns after a five-year sabbatical with a fast-paced hillbilly-heist spoof too good to miss. It is all about luck – who has it, who not. Clyde […]

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