Saturday, August 20, 2016

Iva Mijolovic

Satan in Art and Images

Lucifer, 14th century manuscript

Diana Moroz

A day in the life, Aug 17

A day in the life, Aug 17, objet trouvé

Angela Ruiz

ph: Samuli Karala

New York

New York City, 1940

Teresa Oman

ph: Fox Harvard

First Lines: Gilda Radner - It's Always Something

Like in the romantic fairy tales I always loved, Gene Wilder and I were married by the mayor of a small village in the south of France, September 18, 1984.

Thaina Oliveira da Silva

ph: Fernando Tomaz

A day in the life, Aug 16

A day in the life, Aug 16, objet trouvé

Dayle Haddon

ph: Michel Picard

New Stuff: Archie Shepp

Pooja Mor

Ladies Should Listen (1934)

The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman (and playboy) who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone.

Lively, but only fairly entertaining screwball comedy; it lacks wit and sharpness and is only occasionally funny, but does showcase the talent of young Cary Grant.

Halliwell (no star): "Moderately beguiling, instantly forgettable romantic frou-frou."

Maltin**: "...flimsy comedy, no great shakes."

Denisa Dvorakova

ph: Antoine Harinthe

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Stuff: Alan Silva

Paris Kissel

The Man from Planet X (1951)

As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

Very low-budget sci-fi drama has some nice settings and is nicely shot with its foggy Scottish moors, but the alien is quite laughable and the story not suspenseful.

Haliwell (no star): "Early, minor, moderately pleasing fragment in the Close Encounters cycle."

Maltin**1/2: "Extremely cheap, but amtospheric; script is stilted but story is strong and somewhat unusual."

Antonina Vasylchenko

New Stuff: John Cage Meets Sun Ra

Who's That Girl?

ph: L. Mirkine

Art: Jack Coggins

Ine Neefs

A day in the life, Aug 15

A day in the life, Aug 15, the house across the street (Goliath-Haus)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Carola Remer

A day in the life, Aug 14

A day in the life, Aug 14, objet trouvé

Anja Polic

New Stuff: Where Is Out There? (100 Records That Will Flip Your Lid)

Title says it all: had to have a look into this (and was confirmed it was worth the buy).

Dariia Makarova

ph: Frederico Martins

Compulsion (1959)

Two sociopathic students Artie Straus and Judd Steiner murder a boy in a philosophical exercise to commit the flawless crime.

Solid study of an unusual crimonal case with an excellent cast, but when Orson Welles arrives late in the story he somewhat steals the show.

Halliwell*: "Rather dogged but earnest fictionalization of the Leopold-Loeb case with solid performances and production."

Maltin***1/2: "Hard-hitting version...Good characterizations, period decor, and well-edited courtroom scenes." 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Wylie Hays

ph: Gustavo Marx

New Stuff: Joni Mitchell

Alewya Demmisse

Call Northside 777 (1948)

A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Captivating and superbly cast crime drama, a bit long, but always holds one's interest.

Halliwell**: "Overlong semi-documentary crime thriller based on a real case. Acting and detail excellent, but the sharp edge of Boomerang is missing."

Maltin***1/2: "Absorbing drama...handled in semi-documentary style."

Rosie Tupper

New Stuff: The Alan Parsons Project

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Mario Giacomelli

Asia Papkova

ph: Anastasia Fursova

A day in the life, Aug 13

A day in the life, Aug 13, objet trouvé

Michalina Strabel

New York

New York, blizzard of 1888

Tanya Dziahileva