Friday, September 11, 2015

Iekeliene Stange

ph: Stefano Galuzzi

A day in the life, Sep 10

A day in the life, Sep 10, objet trouvé

Laura Seder

New York

Grand Central, 1941

Nastassja Kinski

First Lines: Graham Greene - The Third Man

One never knows when the blow may fall.

Ophélie Guillermand

ph: Billy Kidd

A day in the life, Sep 9

A day in the life, Sep 9, objet trouvé

Eva Marie Saint

New Stuff: Jürgen Huber

A novel by Jürgen Huber, a friend of mine, artist and local politician.

Milena Golfetto

He Walked by Night (1948)

Police are on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

Effective crime thriller in a semi-documentary style, a bit naive, but honest and straightforward and with an exciting finale that obviously inspired Carol Reed for The Third Man.

Halliwell*: "Interesting if rather flatly handled documentary melodrama in clear imitation of Naked City."

Maltin***: "Great climax in L.A storm drains; photographed by the great John Alton. This clearly inspired Webb's creation of Dragnet."

Nadja Auermann

New Stuff: Wolfgang Müller

Wolfgang Müller, member of the art/music collective Die Tödliche Doris, presents a quite comprehensive description of 80s subculture in Berlin.

April Alexander

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)

During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.

Ambitious wartime semi-Noir drama that drowns its intentions by staging a true-crime story in entirely artificial settings.

Halliwell (no star): "Based on actual events, but a movie that rarely seems more than a laboured fantasy and one that the public ignored."

Maltin**1/2: "Famed British tabloid fodder gets the low-budget "period" treatment. Mildly interesting account never quite jells, though some of the violence offers surprisingly stylized jolts. Lloyd is a lot more intersting than her costar here."

Lily Donaldson

ph: David Slijper

New Stuff: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein

I know that everybody's saying this movie isn't good, but it's Werner Herzog and I haven't seen it yet...

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Lukasz Zietek

Kia Low

A day in the life, Sep 8

A day in the life, Sep 8, Regensburg by night

Drake Burnette

ph: Daniel Jackson

New York

Unpacking the Head of the Statue of Liberty delivered June 17, 1885

Scarlett Johansson

First Lines: Reginald Hill - Deadheads

Mrs Florence Aldermann was distressed by the evidence of neglect all round her.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kalu Pedro

A day in the life, Sep 7

A day in the life, Sep 7, at work

Louise Parker

ph: Manolo Campion

New Stuff: The Act of Killing

A documentary I have been wanting to watch since it was released.

Annely Bouma

ph: Akiss Paraskevopoulos

New Stuff: La religieuse

After having watched Jacques Rivette's version I noticed that there is this new adaptation of Diderot's novel, so I need to see this one as well.

Sydney Barber

New Stuff: Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Another classic I need to rewatch.

Maria Flávia Ferrari

ph: Vava Ribeiro

New Stuff: Helena Hauff

I read about Helena Hauff in The Wire and Der Spiegel and thought I've give her a try.

Anya Lyagoshina

New Stuff: Jimi Hendrix

A wonderful 2-cd set of Jimi Hendrix' performance!

Leticia Lamb

ph: Jason Mickle

Contre-enquête (2007)

A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.
Intense crime mystery with some psychological twists has an excellent convincing cast, and: it's refreshingly short (compared to so many overlong movies being released nowadays).

Herieth Paul

ph: Chris Nicholls

New Stuff: Jonathan Franzen

It'll take a while till I get to read this new novel.

Olivka Chrobot

The Sentinel (2006)

A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President.

Standard, but professionally made thriller with a good star cast, which manages to maintain suspense to the end.

Maltin**1/2: "Slick action-thriller is lively and entertaining until a crucial moment three-quarters of the way through, when it goes flat and credibility becomes a serious issue."

Sasha Luss

New Stuff: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Simply wanted to see this one again after more than 30 years.