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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Make Room for the Prevailing Winds

By Marinell Haegelin Boeing-Boeing by Marc Camoletti at English Theatre with Clifford Dean directing. The perfect antidote to nippy wintry darkness is sidesplitting laughter. Conveniently, the English Theatre’s […]

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Battle of the Sexes ** / ****1/2

In 1973, Billie Jean King was the women’s world champion of Tennis and at the top of her career. In face of massive pay inequality, she and several […]

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Detroit ****

In the 1960s, Detroit, Michigan was the fifth largest city in USA. In July, temperatures easily climb over 90-Fahrenheit (32+ Celsius). And, liquor laws/licenses were strict with police […]

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Manifesto ** 1/2

Cate Blanchett delivers art/political manifestos in the form of monologues. These are performed in the guise of 13 very different characters from our contemporary world; including a newsreader, […]

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Flitzer (Streaker) ***

Baltasar (Schlatter) teaches high-school German and concentrates on raising his teenaged daughter. Life would be unproblematic except for one small glitch: He managed to “lose” all the money […]

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Human Flow ***1/2

Chinese artist Al Weiwei has moved from making art objects out of old Chinese pots plastered with Coke Cola labels to an exhibition room filled with millions of […]

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The Big Sick *****

The Big Sick, despite its quirky title, heralds the return of the lighthearted romcom. The romance takes place in Chicago between Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail Nanjiani (who plays […]

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Tehran Tabu *****

This is a daring graphic novel animation set in the chaotic streets of Tehran, where we see three self-confident women fighting for their rights in a system of […]

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Simpel (My brother Simple) ****

Ben (Lau), a young man in his twenties, has no permanent job but is fully occupied with looking after his mentally handicapped brother Barnabas ( Kross) and their […]

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Mord Im Orient Express (Murder On The Orient Express) ****

  Agatha Christie’s first published whodunit in 1920 featured Hercule Poirot, and ever since she kept readers guessing until the last chapter. Written in Istanbul, Turkey in 1934, […]

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