Sunday, June 25, 2017

Montana Cox

ph: Nicolas Potts

New Stuff: National Geographic

Monika Jagaciak

ph: Zoey Grossman

Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem (1993

Infamous bandit Doc Snyder returns to his hometown Texas after 30 years to get his other to wash his dirty laundry.

The comedian and musician Helge Schneider has his cult following in Germany, and his absurd and anarchaic humour has a limited appeal; but in his first movie, a Western of some kind, it rarely translates to the screen, and the overabundance of scatological jokes doesn't help (tellingly, the movie's tagline translates to "For a fistful of shit") nor does Schneider's babytalk performance.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Peter Basch

Paige Reifler

ph: David Mushegain

A day in the life, Jun 21

A day in the life, Jun 21, objet trouvé

Irene Kim

New York

This is believed to be the earliest photograph of NYC. Taken at Broadway between Franklin and Leonard Streets, May 1850

Teresa Oman

First Lines: John Kirk Townsend - Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River

On the evening of the 24th of March, 1834, Mr. Nuttall and myself arrived at St. Louis, in the steamboat Boston, from Pittsburg.

Susanne Knipper

A day in the life, Jun 20

A day in the life, Jun 20, graffiti

Niki Taylor

ph: Mario Testino

Saturday, June 24, 2017

New Stuff: Richard Dawson

Stella Maxwell

ph: Gilles Bensimon

The Family (2013)

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Mildly entertaining, but lacklustre Mafia gangster movie spoof; it's not the casts' fault, which is accurate for the occasion; however, the movie only works in bits and not as a whole.

Maltin**1/2: "Farcical situation is well played..., but the lazy and leaves a lot to be desired. Watchable enough because of that cast but gets awfully "cute" when it makes winking references to a famous American mob movie."

Rose McGowan

ph: Tony Duran

New Stuff: Birth

Laura Kampman

ph: Arnaud Pyvka

Guyver: Dark Hero (1994)

The unwilling host to an alien bio-armor known as the Guyver is trying to find why the Guyver unit forces him to fight and kill evil.

Maybe enjoyable as camp considering the x-double minus performances, the silly, almost cute monster costumes and the fact that the existence of our galaxy is being rescued from someone's backyard.

Josephine Skriver

ph: Jack Waterlot

New Stuff: Thelonious Monk

Who's That Girl?

Art: Karl Stephan aka H. Albrecht

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sophie Marceau

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

A day in the life, Jun 19

A day in the life, Jun 19, standing outside looking inside

Kiersten Dolbec

ph: Molly Dickson

New York

New York City , Hotel Dixie, Times Square

Antonina Vasylchenko

First Lines: Osa Johnson - I Married Adventure

In light of the placid expectation that because I was born in Chanute, Kansas, I would grow up, marry, raise a family, and die there, I find it amusing to recall a certain hot September day of my seventh year, when I asked my father for ten cents.

Milana Keller

ph: Dirk Messner

A day in the life, Jun 18

A day in the life, Jun 18, Bubi by night

Marte Mei Van Haaster

ph: Viktor & Rolf

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Great special effects and some humour make this sequel entertaining, but basically this is an old-fashioned monster movie.

Halliwell*: "The special effects are to be wondered at, as is the fact that the script is cloned from the oldest and most familiar elements of monster movies; this is a dinosaur about dinosaurs."

Maltin**1/2: "Completely contrived sequel to JURASSIC PARK benefits from Goldblum's deprecating dialogue and superior special effects. Enough cliffhanger-style action scenes to make up for the lulls."

Daria Sayapina

New Stuff: Lorde

Helena Greyhorse

ph: Emilio Tini

Ich seh ich seh (2014)

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Unusual Austrian shocker successfully creates an atmosphere of isolation and dread, but has some truly nasty scenes and a puzzling ending.

Shalom Harlow

ph: Mario Sorrenti

New Stuff: Will Hermes