Saturday, April 4, 2015

Daniela de Jesus

ph: Dawid Horlando

From my vaults: Eugene V. Debs

Linnea Ahlman

ph: Nina Holma

New York

Heather Marks

ph: Tom Schirmacher

First Lines: Robert A. Heinlein - Citizen of the Galaxy

"Lot ninety-seven," the auctionerr announced. "A boy."

Anna Christine Speckhart

ph: Jacob Sadrak

R.I.P. Manoel de Oliveira

Lily McMenamy

ph: Magnus Unnar

From my library: Ernst Friedrich - Krieg dem Kriege

This is a reprint of a book by the pacifist Ernst Friedrich, enlgish: War against War!, published 1924 in four languages, but was tranlasted into 50 other languages. It depicted the results of World War I in extremely graphic photographies in the intention to upset and instigate its readers to resist against war in any form.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Charlee Fraser

A day in the life, Apr 2

A day in the life, Apr 2, sometimes it snows in April

Monika Jagaciak

ph: Bojana Tatarska

The Old Dark House (1932)

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when the stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Wildly entertaining horror classic with a great star cast skillfully mixing the scares with humour.

Halliwell****: "Marvellous horror comedy filled with superb grotesques and memorable lines, closely based on a Priestley novel but omitting the more thoughtful moments. A stylist's and connoisseur's treat."

Maltin***1/2: "Outstanding melodrama (with tongue-in-cheek)...A real gem..."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Jean Marc Bourgery


Mia Wasikowska

ph: Paul Jasmin

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2015


A day in the life, Apr 1

A day in the life, Apr 1, objet trouvé

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Guy Debord

Audrey Favardin

ph: Nick Blair

New York

New York City 1960s Fillmore East 2nd Avenue and St. Marks Place

Tao Okamoto

ph: Benny Horne

First Lines: Connie Willis - Doomsday Book

Mr. Dunworthy opened the door to the laboratory and his spectacles promptly steamed up.

Polina Kouklina

ph: Evgeny Popov

From my library: Mervyn Peake - Gormengast

The complete surreal, Kafkaesk Gormenghast sage combined in one volume.

Grace Gao

ph: Yin Chao

A day in the life, Mar 31

A day in the life, Mar 31, Regensburg by night

Anna Luisa Ewers

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Carter Goodrich)

Natalia Adamowska

New Stuff: Godzilla

A gift from my pal Ludwig; I'm a big Godzilla fan.

Emma Champtaloup

ph: Robert Harper

Jimmy's Hall (2014)

In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun.

Rousing and affecting movie with a great cast retelling an aggravating embarrasing episode of Irish history.

Mila Krasnoiarova

New Stuff: Late Autumn/ A Mother Should be Loved

Second addiation to my ongoing Yasujirô Ozu collection.

Bree Condon

Water for Elephants (2011)

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.
OK melodrama set in a circus environment has a good cast and gets an old-fashioned treatment, but isn't too exciting.

Maltin**1/2: "Waltz's character is puzzling at best, and the love story never catches fire, but the film does offer a beautiful evocation of Depression-era America and circus life..."

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kristanna Loken

New Stuff: Interstellar

Missed it at the movies, I'll want to see this one soon.

Miranda Kerr

The Movies I Watched in March

Aventure malgache 1944  6
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 2014  7

Bon Voyage 1944  6
Boyhood 2014  8

Calvary 2014  8

Chinatown 1974  10

Classe Tous Risques 1960  7

Elevator to the Gallows 1958  7

Fargo 1996  10

Half Nelson 2006  7

Ida 2013  7

Ignition 2002  5
Jimmy's Hall 2014  7

Knowing 2009  6
Law Abiding Citizen 2009  6
Le Beau Serge 1958  7

Les Cousins 1959  7

Lourdes 2009  6
Maps to the Stars 2014  7

My Wife Is an Actress 2001  6
Paris Belongs to Us 1961  7

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949  7

Tell Tale 2009  5
The Box 2009  6
The Italian Job 2003  6
The Nun 1966  7

The Old Dark House 1932  8

The Pact 2012  5
Timesweep 1987  3
Tokyo Story 1953  10

Triage 2009  6
Trouble with the Curve 2012  6
Two Men in Town 1973  7

Water for Elephants 2011  6