Saturday, March 19, 2016

Topaz Berger


February 2016, Tierpark

Grace Mahary

A day in the life, Mar 17

A day in the life, Mar 17, Peter Brötzmann

Marylou Moll

ph: Michael Sanders

The Ballad of Josie (1967)

A young woman stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Likable gender comedy typical for its star, this time staged as a Western, convinces thanks to Doris Day's professionalism; the male chauvinism presented, however, is hardly bearable by today's standards.

Halliwell (no star): "Tediously whimsical, unsuitably cast women's lib comedy with so few laughs that it may require to be taken seriously."

Maltin**1/2: "Uninspired Western spoof..."

Cordelia Kuznetsova

ph: Timur Celikdag

New Stuff: The Wire

Eva Poloniova

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

A young girl catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg.

Feel-good family movie, all tastefully done, but just not adding anything new to the often-told story.

Maltin**1/2: "Routine account...Pleasant enough family film, although it's corny and awfully predictable."

Gaye McDonald

ph: Kope | Figgins

Friday, March 18, 2016

New Stuff: Anna Högberg Attack!

Saw them play live last November at the Wels Music Unlimited festival.

Barbara Palvin

ph: Matt Jones

Queen of the Desert (2015)

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Strangely stodgy and undramatic illustration of an otherwise highly fascinating biography; at least, first-rate production and some wonderful photography compensate for the tedium.

Who's That Girl?

ph: Alfred Cheney Johnston

Art: John Falter

Shiraz Tal


February 2016, Tierpark

Eve Delf

A day in the life, Mar 16

A day in the life, Mar 16, daytime moon

Rianne ten Haken

New York

Bakery Bleeker Street New York 1947 Photo Berenice Abbott

Ranya Mordanova

First Lines: Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

When I was three and Bailey four, we had arrived in the musty little town, wearing tags on our wrists which instructed - "To Whom It May Concern" - that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr., from Long Beach, California, en route to Stamps, Arkansas, c/o Mrs. Annie Henderson.

Luka van der Veken


February 2016, Tierpark

Erika Wall

A day in the life, Mar 15

A day in the life, Mar 15, snowy morning

Nadja Giramata

ph: Jan Lehner

New Stuff: Birdy

Bought upon a pal's recommendation.

Marcelina Sowa

ph: Felix Wong

New Stuff: The Cars

A nice box set, remastered cds and original covers.

Nairoby Matos

ph: Paul Ferrell

New Stuff: Little Book of Vintage Love

Avery Tharp

New Stuff: Christian Kessler

Christian Kessler's homage to trash cinema, volume 1.

Alicja Tubilewicz

New Stuff: Lera Lynn

Heard her on True Detective 2 and had to get her album.

Eliza Hartmann

New Stuff: Enzo Sellerio

A wonderful collection of Enzo Sellerio's Sicily photos.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Stuff: Historic Photos of St. Louis

A photo book from St. Louis, weher I grew up.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Richard W. Brown

Marta Ortiz


February 2016, Tierpark

Leila Goldkuhl

ph: Eric Ray Davidson

A day in the life, Mar 14

A day in the life, Mar 14, sidewalk

Nyamuoch Girwath