Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A day in the life, Oct 14


A day in the life, Oct 14, evening sky

Lais Ribeiro



ph: David Roemer

New Stuff. St. Vincent



Emily Didonato


A Single Man (2009)




An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Intense psychological study, the professor's homsexuality just one aspect of his person, has a timeless quality to it (you hardly notice that it is set in the 60s) and offers Colin Firth one of his best roles.

On rewatching: the story appears a bit silly and maybe it's satirical; visually, the movie is a joy to watch.

Maltin***: "Flawlessly detailed visualization of Christopher Isherwood's landmark novel benefits from a superb performance by Firth, but its resolute restraint also keeps it a bit aloof at times. Impressive directorial debut by fashion designer Ford..."

Kate King


New Stuff: The New Yorker


(art: David Plunkert)

Celia Hammond


ph: Sandra Lousada

Pi (1998)


A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Intense low-budget indie debut of director Darren Aronofsky fascinates with its b/w expressionistic cinematography and overheated maniacal story; you do have to ignore the science, though, if you know a bit about math.

Halliwell**: "Gripping, clever theological and psychological thriller, which is less about explanations than observing varieties of monomania in action."

Maltin**1/2: "...this attention-getter is a true original. Well acted by a no-name cast and, we hope, a harbinger of things to come from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Susan Eldridge


New Stuff: Jules Verne


Who's That Girl?


Art: Adolf Pirsch

Myf Shepherd


Hamburg


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Alla Goncharova


Window faces


Regensburg, October 2017

Anouck Lepere


ph: Jock Sturges

A day in the life, Oct 13


A day in the life, Oct 13, Regensburg by night

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ruth Bell


ph: Luigi & Iango

New York


New York 1920s

Ginta Lapiņa


ph: James Houston

First Lines: Karel Čapek - R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robot


Central office at the factory of Rossum's Universal Robots.

Skye Stracke


Hamburg


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Mia Aminata Niaria


A day in the life, Oct 12


A day in the life, Oct 12, Regensburg

Ruby Aldridge


Sunday, October 15, 2017

New Stuff: Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny



Sam Rollinson


ph: Kacper Kasprzyk

Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)



A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.

Above-average, but a bit off-kilter Hammer horror movie that creates some atmosphere, but Herr Janson's performance and his cloak-and-dagger fighting skills are quite meager.

Halliwell*: "Lively horror yarn with amusing asides."

Maltin***: "Unique blend of horror and swashbuckler genres...Artsy, exciting, almost intoxicatingly atmospheric thriller has developed considerable following; one of the best (and least typical) Hammer productions."

Michael Weldon/Psychotronic: "Too bad this fun vampire adventure got lost on a double bill with the inferior Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell, because it's really good...The vampire lore is mostly new and the film works as an adventure and a comedy."

Xiao Wen Ju


ph: Greg Kadel

New Stuff: The Wire


Who's That Girl?


Woman in polka dot dress walking towards Grand Central at 43rd and 5th, Stanley Kubrick for LOOK magazine, 1946

Photographer: David McCabe