Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bibi Sharipova

New York

First Lines: Dick Francis - The Danger

There was a god-awful screw-up in Bologna.

Julia Gubert

ph: Gabriel Henrique

Window faces

Regensburg, August 2015

Thais Romão

ph: Higor Bastos

A day in the life, Aug 18

A day in the life, Aug 18, standing outside looking inside

Julia Barcellos

ph: Marcos Duarte

Woodstock (1970)

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival as director's cut.

Needless to say it's a remarkable document to an even more remarkable event, I sort of grew up with the soundtrack. However, whether this director's cut edition is superior to the initial theatrical version is beyond me. Some music was added, but other performances were deleted...

On renewed viewing. it's still amazing how this documentary accurately captures the feel and the sound of this event.

Halliwell***: "A definitive moment of the 60s, with the mood and music brilliantly captured on film..."

Maltin****: "...brilliantly captures unique communal experience of outdoor rock festival, along with great performances which highlighted unusual weekend bash."

Friday, August 21, 2015

Elensio Makharashvili

ph: Coco Capitan

New Stuff: Magazine

In 1980 I heard "Give Me Everything" on my favourite radio show, and ever since I wanted to get the album (and always kept the song in my head). I now finally got it.

Anna Andersson

ph: Fox Harvard

Paranoia (2013)

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

A vacant pretty boy hardly can compete against the senior stars in this hollow and anaemic thriller; the makers certainly didn't consult a dictionary when choosing the title.

Maltin**: "Industrial espionage thriller...the chases, twists, and "accidents" are merely about the next big thing in phones. So what?"

Kate Bush

New Stuff: The Planets

I wanted a book that'll give me a good update on the current knowledge of our solar system, and this seems to be just the right thing.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Giuseppe Bezzuoli

Katharina Siekmann

Window faces

Regensburg, August 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kiana Neethling

A day in the life, Aug 17

A day in the life, Aug 17, the neighbour's house, newly renovated

Dina Shalaby

New York

Isabella Rossellini

First Lines: Len Deighton - Game, Set & Match

'How long have we been sitting here?' I said.

Heather Graham

ph: George Holz

A day in the life, Aug 16

A day in the life, Aug 16, objet trouvé

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Marihenny Rivera

ph: William Lords

New Stuff: The Ex

Late last year I was able to see The Ex perform live here in Regensburg, but still don't have any of their albums. So, this is a great opportunity, since it covers nearly 25 years of their music (and I've been to the Bimhuis, too).

Josefin Hedstrom

The Young One (1960)

A jazz musician seeks refuge from a lynch mob on a remote island, where he meets a hostile game warden and the young object of his attentions.

A simple tale with a small cast of characters is cleverly turned into a highly ambiguous allegory about racism, bigotry and innocence.

Maltin*1/2: "Turgid, much-too-obvious melodrama is a disappointment from Buñuel."

Manuela Frey

New Stuff: The General Died at Dawn (1936)

Next movie in the Noir series.

Li Bing

Lockout (2012)

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Sloppily made sci-fi action drama that hardly thrills; Guy Pearce as an endlessly wisecracking Bruce Willis wannabe is particularly unnerving.

Maltin**1/2: "Pearce's Bogart-like banter lifts this futuristic action tale...He definitely saves this over-the-top testosterone yarn by deftly creating an easygoing style of delivery for his clever, smart-aleck rogue."

Cara Delevingne

ph: Brian Bowen Smith

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Stuff: The Evil Dead

Last time saw The Evil Dead was 1981; afterwards it was banned in Germany. In the early 90s the German court for consitutional issues reversed the ban, and we played it as one of the first in our cinema, but I didn't really watch at the time. So, now I'd like to see it again finally.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Hugo Brehme


Li Xiao Yao

A day in the life, Aug 15

A day in the life, Aug 15, Regensburg by night

Steffy Argelich

ph: Pablo Curto

New York

Codie Young

ph: Nhu Xuan Hua

First Lines: Susan Moody - Penny Black

Two o'clock in the morning, and someone was coming up the stairs.

Tori Braun

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A day in the life, Aug 14

A day in the life, Aug 14, graffiti

Joanna Halpin

ph: Brydie Mack

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.

Much-loved classic Western with a dream cast that leisurely spins a tale self-reflecting the genre and its political implications.

Halliwell***: "Clumsy, obvious Western with the director over-indulging himself but providing some good scenes in comedy vein."
Maltin****: "Panned and patronized upon original release, but now regarded as an American classic; one of the great Westerns."