Saturday, April 1, 2017

Alice Ma

ph: Paulo Azarraga

Arrival (2016)

When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.
Satisfyingly intelligent sci-fi drama with great production and a good cast of characters emphasizes the science aspect (linguistics) and avoids which otherwise would have been another alien invasion and even offers some food for thought. 

Paula Marcina

New Stuff: Walter Benjamin

Jean Shrimpton

The Movies I Watched in March

10 Cloverfield Lane 2016  7

3 of a Kind 2012  5 
Arrival 2016  8

Bambi 1942  9

Bambi II 2006  7

Chappie 2015  7 

Christine 1983  6
Death Race 2000 1975  6 
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words 2016  6 
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953  6 
I, Frankenstein 2014  5 
Memories of Murder 2003  7

Mighty Joe Young 1949  7

Mother 2009  7

Out of Time 2003  5 
Pawn Sacrifice 2014  6 
Pot o' Gold 1941  5 
RoboCop 2014  6 
Robots 2005  6
Survivor 2014  4
The Brand New Testament 2015 7

The Eagle 2011  5
The Factory 2012  5 
Trumbo 2015  7

Turn the Key Softly 1953  6

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Nicolas Bouvier

Marina Perez

ph: Gonzalo Machado


Regensburg, March 2017

Tabea Koebach

A day in the life, Mar 25

A day in the life, Mar 25, objet trouvé

Friday, March 31, 2017

Lesya Kaf

ph: Nicole Demeshik

New York

Italian-Americans showing their support for the Allies on Columbus Day at Columbus Circle, 1943

Christy Turlington

ph: Norman Jean Roy

First Lines: Richard E. Byrd - Alone

Bolling advance weather base, which I manned alone during the Antarctic winter night of 1934, was planted in the dark immensity of the Ross Ice Barrier, on a line between Little America and the South Pole.

Karolin Wolter

ph: Nathaniel Goldberg

A day in the life, Mar 24

A day in the life, Mar 24, my long shadow

Sabina Lobova

New Stuff: Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Dakota Dwan

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
Likable and entertaining, but harmless and old-fashioned romantic comedy - with a highly predictable plot.

Halliwell**: "Cinemascope's first attempt at modern comedy was not quite as disastrous as might have been expected, largely because of the expensiveness of everything and the several stars still brightly twinkling, but the handling of this variation on the old Golddiggers theme, while entirely amiable, is dramatically very slack."

Maltin***: "Terrific ensemble work in dandy comedy..."

Jerry Hall

ph: Patrick Lichfield

New Stuff: The Bug vs. Earth

Nicolette Wall

The Eagle (2011)

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

Basically well-made historic action-adventure, but not particularly original; not suitable for educational purposes about history.

Maltin***: "Old-fashioned sword-and-sandal adventure...Characters are well developed, and the battles are nicely staged, against gorgeous Scottish scenery. Bell shines and Tatum at least looks the part. Director McDonald certainly understands the genre but injects a classic western bravado that gives the enterprise an air of freshness."

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Art: Bob Eggleton

Jessie Hsu

A day in the life, Mar 23

A day in the life, Mar 23,  objet trouvé

Imaan Hammam

ph: Mario Testino

New York

Frank Oscar Larson's New York City photos from the 1950's

Vlada Roslyakova

First Lines: Jim Corbett - Man-Eaters of Kumaon

I was shooting with Eddie Knowles in Malani when I first heard of the tiger which later received official recognition as the 'Champawat man-eater'.

Elaine Irwin Mellencamp

ph: Sheila Metzner

A day in the life, Mar 22

A day in the life, Mar 22, objet trouvé