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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The Post (Die Verlegerin) *****

Katherine (Kay) Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washington Post, is impossibly irritating at the start of the film. It is 1971, and she has taken over the control […]

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Docteur Knock – Ein Arzt mit gewissen Nebenwirkungen (Knock)****

Small-time gangster Knock (Sy) jumps onto a cruise ship to escape Lanksy (Elbé), a debt collector. The ship’s captain needed a doctor on board in order to depart […]

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Behold! What Price for Beauty

By Marinell Haegelin The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde at English Theatre with Paul Glaser directing. The first published version of the Irish playwright and poet’s […]

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Die Grundschullehrerin (Primaire) ***

Florence (Forestier) is a young teacher in a municipal primary school in France. She lives with her ten-year-old son in an apartment in the ground floor of the […]

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All the Money in the World (Alles Geld Der Welt) ***1/2

Inspired by the story of Paulo Getty’s (Charlie Plummer, no relation to Christopher) kidnapping, and based on John Pearson’s book, director Ridley Scott takes audiences inside the world […]

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Wind River (Two reviews) *****

(two opinions: Marinell *****, Thelma ****) Wind River***** The state of Wyoming, USA, has the tenth largest landmass, and the seventh-largest Indian reservation: Wind River comprises 3,532.010 sq […]

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Playing God *****

  Did you ever wonder when a national catastrophe occcurs, how does the government decide who gets compensated and for how much? Director Karin Jurshick has made a […]

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Phantom Thread (Der Seidene Faden) *****

It is London in 1955, and in the opening scene a young woman sitting in a brocade armchair smiles happily to her unseen interviewer. There is a golden […]

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Das Leben ist ein Fest (La sens de la fȇte) ****

This could be called “One day in the life of Max.” Wedding planner Max (Bacri) is used to unexpected catastrophes and unreliable participants. But the nuptials of Pierre […]

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Maze Runner: Die Auswerwählten in der Todeszone (Maze Runner: The Death Cure)*****

Being a connoisseur of action packed films, this one is full of good surprises. When you think you have reached the pinnacle of the mountain, the film will […]

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