Friday, April 22, 2016

Kristin Zakala

ph: Katie Silvester


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Karen Mulder

ph: Bettina Rheims

Window faces

Regensburg, April 2016

Ines Gonzalez

A day in the life, Apr 21

A day in the life, Apr 21, objet trouvé

Marie-Louise Nielsen

New York

Rosie Tupper

ph: Jason Capobianco

First Lines: Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis

Valerie Avdeyeva

ph: Wayne Maser


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Juliana Martins

A day in the life, Apr 20

A day in the life, Apr 20, the markings on the sidewalk

Lisa Davies

ph: Donald Christie

New Stuff: All Saints

Their new album after more than a decade...

Lily Cole

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Typical for Werner Herzog, this exploration of a forbiddngly uninhabitable and strange continent is idiosyncratic and intense and offers insights no other director would achieve.

Maltin***1/2: "This right-brain travelogue feeds the mind, the eye, and the mind's eye. Wryly, sometimes impatiently, narrated by the director, who dedicates the film to Roger Ebert."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Kim Weston

Taryn Davidson


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Macy Grootjen

A day in the life, Apr 19

A day in the life, Apr 19, blossoms

Julia Bergshoeff

New York

1945 Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

Ranya Mordanova

First Lines: Frederick Douglass - The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Shanina Shaik


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Liga Liepina

A day in the life, Apr 18

A day in the life, Apr 18, on the Danube

Georgia Hilmer

ph: Liz Collins

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Peter de Sève)

Val Lipatova

Virus (1999)

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Trashy (and gory) sci-fi monster movie with a good cast which is actually quite entertaining.
On renewed viewing: I must admit this movie movie i s a little guilty pleasure of mine.
Halliwell (no star): "Frenetic, simple-minded science fiction that follows an obvious course with few surprises along the way."
Maltin BOMB: "Drearily routine,with borrowed ideas and stereotyped characters, though Curtis and Pacula try."

Regina Feoktistova

New Stuff: Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher's legendary live album.

Olga Zhukova

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

A story of human colonists on Mars who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts.

This is like Assault on Precinct 13 set into a sci-fi context, but compared to that masterpiece this has a very messy script, mediocre performances and a silly, superfluous and irritating flashback-in-a-flashback dramaturgy.

On second view: still not good, but has some entertainment value.

Halliwell (no star): "Quaint, old-fashioned sf adventure, with a feeble premise for some unexciting action."

Maltin*1/2: "Routine, predictable, and dull: unimaginatively, the Martian-possessed people adopt a punk/grunge look."

Sui Xin Ran

New Stuff: Taste

Taste was the band Rory Gallagher began with before going solo.

Sveta Shishkina

Doomsday (2008)

A team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Silly mixture of Escape From New York and Mad Max with a touch of sword and sorcery tossed in for good measure actually manages to thrill and to entertain.

Maltin**: "Shamelessly derivative, ultraviolent postapocalyptic thriller..."

Josephine Skriver

ph: David Bellemere

New Stuff: PJ Harvey

Finally: PJ Harvey's (great) new album!

Who's That Girl?

ph: Hans Feurer

Art: Frank Brunner