Saturday, August 8, 2015

A day in the life, Aug 6

A day in the life, Aug 6, objet trouvé

Ingrid Bergman

New Stuff: Little White Lies

Wonderful film magazine I hadn't known about before.

Julia Saner

Black Angel (1946)

When a man is convicted of a singer's murder, his wife tries to prove him innocent...aided by the victim's ex-husband.

Exemplary Film Noir gem, and an excellent Cornell Woolrich adaptation, complete with a 'happy ending' that isn't happy at all. 

On second view: Good little Noir thriller, a bit pedestrian, but reaches Woolrich dimensions of dark dread in the finale.

Halliwell*: "Stylish but empty version of a tired theme, interesting for performance and atmosphere."

Siri Tollerød

New Stuff. Guido Crepax

First volume of a planned (German) series of Guido Crepax' complete works.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Catrin Welz-Stein

Blair Lee

Friday, August 7, 2015

A day in the life, Aug 5

A day in the life, Aug 5, Susie

Dylan Penn

ph: Tony Duran

New York

New York City, ca. 1958

Natalie Portman

First Lines: Michael Innes - The Journeying Boy

On the morning of Monday, the 4th of August 1947, Mr Richard Thewless walked in pleasant sunshine through the West End of London.

Justine Cornelissens

A day in the life, Aug 4

A day in the life, Aug 4, balloon over town

Katie Fogarty

ph: Max Abadian

New Stuff: Buzzcocks

Contains 5 original albums.

Gracie Carvalho

New Stuff: Akua Naru

Akua Naru will be playing here in Regensburg in October.

Malou Høgenhaven

The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth.

Competent docu-drama that centers its attention to Stanislav Petrov's life and personality, intense and very touching in certain moments.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Stuff: The Dark Mirror

Next in the Film Noir series.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Loomis Dean

Maja Brodin

Window faces

Regensburg, August 2015

Annabelle Harbison

A day in the life, Aug 3

A day in the life, Aug 3, standing outside looking inside

Alexa Corlett

ph: Vanmossevelde+N

New York

Abbey Lee Kershaw

ph: Alexei Hay

First Lines: Barbara Vine - A Fatal Inversion

The body lay on a small square of carpet in the middle of the gun-room floor.

Yulia Kharlapanova

A day in the life, Aug 2

A day in the life, Aug 2, squirrel

Lindsay Lohan

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

In a post-apocalyptic world a boy communicates telepathically with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex.

Unusual, at times surreal and crude, but not fully convincing science fiction tale with quite a cynical ending.

Halliwell*: "Quirky science fiction, not to be taken too seriously, and managing a surprise ending."

Maltin**1/2: "Cult black comedy is definitely not a kiddie movie, despite its title."

Laela Muriel

New Stuff: Desert Fury

Slowly purchasing the whole Film Noir series.

Shelby Keeton

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Lovingly produced an excellently cast Hollywood period piece that also manages to say something about pacifism. 

Halliwell**: "Sentimental, homespun Western fare, well done without being especially engrossing."

Maltin****: "Charming account...Warm, winning performances in this beautifully made film."

Monday, August 3, 2015

Klara Nesvadbova

New Stuff: The Complete Peanuts

Next volume in my ongoing collection.

Monika Jagaciak

ph: Kevin Sinclair

The Movies I Watched in July

A Private Affair 2002  6
A Star Is Born 1937  7

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy 2011  6
Amazing Grace 2006  7

Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery 2007  7

Charles Bradley: Soul of America 2012  7

Donnie Darko 2001  8

Four Brothers 2005  6
Good Kill 2014  6
Horrible Bosses 2011  5
Johnny Guitar 1954  8

Just Like a Woman 2012  6
Killer Elite 2011  5
Ma vie en l'air 2005  5
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003  7

Message in a Bottle 1999  5
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 2004  7

Ministry of Fear 1944  7

Ordinary People 1980  7

Showdown 1973  6
The Big Clock 1948  7

The Big Sleep 1946  8

The Blue Dahlia 1946  6
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966  8

The Help 2011  8

The Lincoln Lawyer 2011  6
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976  6
For a Few Dollars More 1965  7

The River Murders 2011  6
The Woman in Black 2012  6
Written on the Wind 1956  7