Saturday, July 1, 2017

Valeriya Nikolenko

New Stuff: Ben Wheatley

Josie Canseco

The Movies I Watched in June

Accidents Happen 2009  6
Amour 2012  8

Antichrist 2009  7 

Apollo 13 1995  6
Basic Instinct 1992  7

Dark Was the Night 2014  6
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father 2008  7

District 9 2009  7

Ghost of New Orleans 2011  5 
Goodnight Mommy 2014  7

Guyver: Dark Hero 1994  5 
It Follows 2014  6 
John Wick 2014  6
Jurassic Park III 2001  5
Manchester by the Sea 2016  7

Columbo Episode: Murder by the Book 1971  6
Passion Play 2010  6 
Pitch Perfect 2012  6 
Prometheus 2012  7

Red Dawn 2012  4 
Saturday Night Fever 1977  6 
Spaceballs 1987  5 
Sushi Girl 2012  6 
Terminator Genisys 2015  6 
Texas - Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem 1993  5 
The Fall 2006  6 
The Family 2013  6 
The Hawks and the Sparrows 1966  7

The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997  6 
Tootsie 1982  7 

We Need to Talk About Kevin 2011  7

Karen Mulder

New Stuff: Algiers

Karen Elson

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor, and his carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

An odd movie even for its time: at its core a bleak and realistic social drama, but interspersed with pulsating pop music and perfectly choreographed dance sequences.

Halliwell***: "Foul-mouthed, fast-paced slice of life which plays like an updated version of Marty except that all the characters seem to have crawled from under stones. The slick direction, fast editing and exciting dance numbers do something to take away the sour taste."

Maltin***: "Travolta's first starring film is thoughtful study...Film pulses to dynamic Bee Gees music score...Plethora of street language may offend some..."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Josephine Le Tutour

ph: An Le

A day in the life, Jun 25

A day in the life, Jun 25, objet trouvé

Shannan Click

ph: Jack Waterlot

New York

Lightning NYC! by Frank Hazebroek

Anais Pouliot

First Lines: Tom Patey - One Man's Mountains

Prior to 1951 all the principal gullies and buttresses in Lochnagar's NE. Corrie had been climbed, several in the preceding few years.

Adriana Lima

ph: Carin Backoff

A day in the life, Jun 24

A day in the life, Jun 24, the crowd below our apartment during the "Bürgerfest"

Vika Kholod

ph: Igor Pavlov

New Stuff: Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nina Dapper

Sushi Girl (2012)

Upon his release from prison, a criminal is brought to an abandoned restaurant by his old associate to celebrate his newfound freedom, but there's unfinished business to be resolved.

Although this is an all around well-made (but gory) closed-room thriller, it is from front to back a Tarantino clone that (as so often with these attempts) misses out completely on the original's humour.

Franziska Stegemann

New Stuff: W.G. Sebald

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Naomi Campbell

ph: Raymond Meier

Amour (2012)

An octogenarian couple are cultivated, retired music teachers, but one day, the wife has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Intensely realistic, detailed  and gripping study of a relationship confronted with aging and physical deterioration; the lead performances are meticulous and for them alone worth the watch; arguably, one of the director's best achievements.

 Maltin***1/2: "With that simple storyline, writer-director Haneke crafts a double portrait with depth, restraint, and deep emotion, not to mention superb acting. Unsentimental, as one would expect from the filmmaker, and difficult to watch for anyone who has lived through this experience."

Ruslana Korshunova

Monday, June 26, 2017

New Stuff: Der Plan

Who's That Girl?

Art: Max Beckmann

Emilie Ellehauge

ph: Danil Golovkin

Window faces

Regensburg, June 2017

Frances Coombe

ph: Regan Cameron

A day in the life, Jun 23

A day in the life, Jun 23, eye

Anna May Wong

ph: Ruth Harriet Louise