Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sasha Pivovarova

ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

The Boat That Rocked (2009)

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.

Likeable dramedy with not much of a story, but with its lively, offbeat cast and the music does make it a feelgood watch.

Maltin**: "It's staffed by a colorful bunch of oddballs...Unfortunately, once the film sets its premise it goes nowhere. Good cast and a soundtrack full of oldies can only help so much."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Neal Barr

Meghan Collison

A day in the life, Jul 19

A day in the life, Jul 19, objet trouvé

Kara Erwin

ph: Vladimir Marti

New York

Strand Theatre, Broadway, New York in 1940

Ali Michael

First Lines: H. Rider Haggard - King Solomon’s Mines

It is a curious thing that at my age - fifty-five last birthday - I should find myself taking up a pen to try and write a history.

Hailee Steinfeld

A day in the life, Jul 18

A day in the life, Jul 18, Bavarian still life

Emma Stone

New Stuff: The Godfather of Tabloid

Kimberley De Vocht

The Babadook (2014)

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

What at first appears to be a conventional horror thriller with a ghost slyly turns our expectations in different directions and surprises with an unusual ending.

Noémie Lenoir

ph: Jean-Baptiste Mondino

New Stuff: Annea Lockwood

Amber Valletta

ph: Friedmann Hauss

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jayne Moore

A day in the life, Jul 17

A day in the life, Jul 17, objet trouvé

Alejandra Alonso

New York

Phillippe Petit wire walking between the WTCs

Snejana Onopka

First Lines: Jules Verne - Michel Strogoff

"SIRE, a fresh dispatch."

Ksenia Agafonova

A day in the life, Jul 16

A day in the life, Jul 16, standing outside looking inside

Lottie Hayes

New Stuff: Shabazz Palaces

Anja Rubik

ph: Chris Colls

Emma (1996)

While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.

Very competent made-for-TV adaptation of Jane Austen's novel needn't hide behind the cinema production from the same year.

Ana Claudia Michels

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Stuff: Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Biljana Meseldzija

Death Train (1993)

A German Scientist has aided an ex Soviet general in constructing a nuclear weapon which is now in the possession of an American mercenary heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train.

Despite having a star cast this made-for-TV thriller with a far-fetched, nearly ridiculous story can't spark any tension.

Elsa Hosk

ph: Terry Tsiolis

New Stuff: Shabazz Palaces

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Larry Clark

Margareth Lahoussaye-Duvigny

A day in the life, Jul 15

A day in the life, Jul 15, a feather in the night

Yara Khmidan

New York

New York City Traffic. Jean Shrimpton by David Bailey 1962

Lindsey Wixson

First Lines: Jules Verne - The Mysterious Island

"Are we going up again?"