Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alicja Tubilewicz

The Movies I Watched in November

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers 2007 8  

Asterix and Caesar 1985  6  
Bend of the River 1952  8 

Blue Velvet 1986  10  

Class 1983  5 
Coffin Rock 2009  5  
Diplomacy 2014  6  
Disturbia 2007  6  
Free Birds 2013  6  
Hot Spell 1958  7  

Lost Highway 1997  10  

Love Me No More 2008  6 
Night Moves 2013  7  

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown 1977  6 
Stoker 2013 Feature 7 

The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer 1984  8  

The Condemned 2007 F 5 
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009  6  
The Kid with a Bike 2011  7  

The Woman in the Fifth 2011 6  
Unstoppable 2010  6 
Zoolander 2001  6

Margaryta Senchylo

ph: Andoni & Arantxa

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Who's That Girl?

ph: Richard Avedon

Photographer: Yasuhiro Ishimoto


Maja Salamon

ph: Zuza Krajewska

Window faces

Regensburg, December 2016

Lily Stewart

A day in the life, Nov 29

A day in the life, Nov 29, graffiti

Shanina Shaik

New York

NYC 1934

Gemma Ward

First Lines: Edward Wilson - On Human Nature

These are the central questions that the great philosopher David Hume said are of unspeakable importance: How does the mind work, and beyond that why does it work in such a way and not another, and from these two considerations together, what is man's ultimate nature?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Free Birds (2013)

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Likable and entertaining animated movie centered on the Thanksgiving feast; one wonders: do they really want to make our kids vegetarians?

Maltin**1/2: "Well-made, watchable if offbeat animated sci-fi comedy may actually turn kids away from eating turkey during the holidays..." 

Ingrid Moe

New Stuff: American Horror Story

Oli Donoso

Stoker (2013)

A young woman's world comes crashing down when her father dies in a car accident, and adding to the girl's emotional turmoil is the sudden arrival of an uncle whom she never knew existed.

The plot, strongly reminiscent of Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, doesn't spell out in full, but it has atmosphere and the director has a fine artistic eye for details and it does have a wicked twist ending.

Maltin**: "Director Park, in his English-language debut, uses his formidable skill creating a moody atmosphere to bring a sense of foreboding to this sick and pointless story...which, inevitably, is punctuated by extreme violence." 

Snejana Onopka

ph: Mario Testino

New Stuff: Predestination

Who's That Girl?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Art: Cyril E. Power

Tova Wahlin

A day in the life, Nov 27

A day in the life, Nov 27, Regensburg by night

Anine Van Velzen

ph: Billy Ballard

New York

New York City, 1936

Julie Delpy

ph: Olivier Majerholc

First Lines: Noam Chomsky - Syntactic Structures

Syntax is the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages.

Caroline Trentini

ph: Solve Sundsbo

A day in the life, Nov 26

A day in the life, Nov 26, tree

Monday, November 28, 2016

Zuzu Tadeushuk

ph: Laura Ivorra

New Stuff: Kate Bush

Elisa Hupkes

Unstoppable (2010)

With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

Straightforward thriller made in good and simple taste and effectively so, and never intends to be more than just that.

Maltin***1/2: "Sensationally exciting thriller...recalls DIE HARD in its focus on working-class heros in the wrong place at the right time...White-knuckle action sequences and stripped-to-essentials storytelling enhance the full-throttle impact." 

Mily Reuter