Monday, August 21, 2017

Art: Gerhard Richter

Michelle Westgeest

Window faces

Regensburg, August 2017

Barbara di Creddo

ph: Walter Chin

A day in the life, Aug 18

A day in the life, Aug 18, standing outside looking inside

Claire De Jong

New York

NYC, 1938

Jean Shrimpton

First Lines: Rudyard Kipling - With the Night Mail

At nine o'clock of a gusty winter night I stood on the lower stages of one of the G. P. O. outward mail towers.

Caitlin Lyon

A day in the life, Aug 17

A day in the life, Aug 17, objet trouvé

Thais Oliveira

ph: Hunter & Gatti

New Stuff: M.R. James

Caitlin Lomax

The Intruder (1962)

A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration, calls himself a social reformer, but what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.

Quite effective low-budget anti-racism drama must have been audacious at its time; Shatner is very credible in the title role; one of Corman's best.

Halliwell*: "Cheaply-made social melodrama with many effective moments."

Maltin***: "Corman's only "message" film - and one of his few box-office flops - still packs a punch; low budget and location filming aid authenticity."

Psychotronic/Michael weldon: "A well-made, serious look at integration in the South..."

Carol Fontaneti

Sunday, August 20, 2017

New Stuff: Otis Redding

Lineisy Montero

ph: Matteo Montanari

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Visually pleasing and action-ridden installment in the X-Men series is unfortunately over-populated with mutants and stuffed with so many sub-plots that it's difficult to comprehend the individual intentions and rivalries.

Maltin***: "Provocative idea is overcome at times by visual bombast, but the ticking-clock structure works well. New mutants in the future segments don't get much to do;..Not quite a bull's-eye, but still highly watchable for devoted fans, who will also cheer a handful of cameos."

Marisa Berenson

ph: Richard Avedon

New Stuff: Jack London

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Kiichi Asano

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kim Riekenberg

A day in the life, Aug 16

A day in the life, Aug 16, "Don't Worry, Beer Happy"

Monica Bellucci

ph: Bettina Rheims

New York

New York City 1948 ... after the Christmas shopping rush

Tanya Dziahileva

First lines: Baroness Emma Orczy - The Scarlet Pimpernel

A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.

Caroline Rausch

ph: David Burke

A day in the life, Aug 15

A day in the life, Aug 15, standing outside looking inside

Jana Knauerová

New Stuff: Paterson

Kati Nescher

ph: Willy Vanderperre

North West Frontier (1959)

In British India, a young prince must be taken to safety across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.

Imperialist gung-ho entertains as a Western-style train adventure with some good settings.

Halliwell**: "Thoroughly enjoyable Boys Own Paper adventure with excellent set-pieces and a sot-the-villain mystery."

Maltin***: "Fast-paced actioner..."


Nicole Trunfio

New Stuff: National Geographic

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jasmine Sanders

36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)

In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies, while two cops are seeking promotion, and the imminent departure of the Chief of Police sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne.

Excellent tough and very bleak policier exposes police corruption as just as terrifying as the criminal world.

Nastassja Kinski

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

New Stuff: Rushmore

Who's That Girl?

ph: Lillian Bassman

Art: Louis Tinayre

Coco Rocha

A day in the life, Aug 14

A day in the life, Aug 14, objet trouvé

Crystal Renn

New York

Louis Draper Boy and Movie Poster, Harlem, New York City, 1968

Margaryta Senchylo

First Lines: Joseph Conrad - Nostromo

In the time of Spanish rule, and for many years afterwards, the town of Sulaco - the luxuriant beauty of the orange gardens bears witness to its antiquity - had never been commercially anything more important than a coasting port with a fairly large local trade in ox-hides and indigo.