Saturday, May 6, 2017

New Stuff: Ralph Ellison

Stephanie Lee

Elvis & Nixon (2016)

The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon.

Quite amusing rendition of an almost unbelievable and absurd encounter; Shannon and Spacey seems to be enjoying their parts.

Vlada Roslyakova

New Stuff: Jonathan Lethem

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Wendy McMurdo

Gabriela Iliescu

Tiergarten Straubing

Tiergarten Straubing, April 2017

Greta Garbo

ph: Clarence Sinclair Bull

A day in the life, Apr 30

A day in the life, Apr 30, objet trouvé

Sang In Kim

New York

Edward Weston. 'From 515 Madison Avenue, New York' 1941

Marina Nery

First Lines: The Journey of Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

On the 27th day of the month of June, 1527, the Governor Panfilo de Narvaez departed from the port of San Lucar de Barrameda, with authority and orders from Your Majesty to conquer and govern the provinces that extend from the river of the Palms to the Cape of the Florida, these provinces being on the mainland.

Tyra Banks

Tiergarten Straubing

Tiergarten Straubing, April 2017

Simone d’Aillencourt

ph: William Klein

A day in the life, Apr 29

A day in the life, Apr 29, on the Danube

Vanessa Moody

ph: Nicholas Ong

New Stuff: Feist

Kristina Vaiciunaite

The Last House on the Left (2009)

After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

More a reimagination than a remake of Wes Craven's classic shocker this version is effectively produced (on a larger budget) and delivers some gritty shocks of its own.

Maltin*1/2: "Remake of the 1972  horror film is better made but lacks its crude, direct power; this wastes such good actors as Dillahunt and Goldwyn. Not as violent as the original, but still more gruesome than some recent slasher movies."

Linnea Gröndahl

New Stuff: Thurston Moore

Friday, May 5, 2017

FKA Twigs

The Runaways (2010)

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways.

The movie has a good cast and some accurate period detail and emphasizes the conflicts within the band, but is slow-paced and hardly captures the thrill and excitement of an up-and-coming rock'n'roll band.

Maltin***: "Although the genre is well worn, this telling seems genuine and fresh; Fanning and Shannon are exceptionally good...Impressive feature debut for Sigismondi..."

Kate Moss

ph: Peter Lindbergh

New Stuff: National Geographic

Who's That Girl?

Art: Robert McCall

Cailin Russo

Tiergarten Straubing

Tiergarten Straubing, April 2017

Donna Summer

A day in the life, Apr 28

A day in the life, Apr 28, objet trouvé

Julia Bergshoeff

New York

New York circa 1905. Coney Island - Luna Park promenade

Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir

First Lines: Steven Callahan - Adrift

It is late at night.

Amber Heard

Tiergarten Straubing

Tiergarten Straubing, April 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kate Jastrzebska

ph: Zuza Krajewska

A day in the life, Apr 27

A day in the life, Apr 27, Susie & Bubi

Diana Dondoe

ph: Sylvie Malfray

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Mark Ulriksen)

Lieve Dannau

ph: Serge Leblon

L'Avenir (2016)

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.
Sleight of hand study of a middle-aged woman's life in dissolution follows the proceedings so subtly as if impartial, but (thanks to Huppert and a strong cast) manages to celebrate her coping with all the adversities.