Friday, September 4, 2015

Lieke van Houten

ph: Paul Bellaart

Window faces

Regensburg, September 2015

Eva Endres

A day in the life, Sep 3

A day in the life, Sep 3, Regensburg by night

Amy Torrance

Hollow Triumph (1948)

Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, a criminal takes a new identity, with ironic results.

An unnecessarily contrived plot mars an otherwise OK thriller with a good cast and some Noir elements.

Halliwell (no star): "Cheap suspense thriller with no suspense and no surprises."

Zoe Huxford

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Joost Swarte)

Susan Eldridge

Lektionen in Finsternis (1992)

The film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration.

Less a documentary, but rather a dark visual poem ambiguously celebrating and dreading the doom man brings to his own planet with morbidly beautiful images.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Chris Odgers

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Natalia Rassadnikova

Window faces

Regensburg, September 2015

Vika Costa

ph: Peter Pedonomou

A day in the life, Sep 2

A day in the life, Sep 2, Regensburg by night

Saffron Burrows

New York

Jourdan Dunn

First Lines: Dorothy L. Sayers - Strong Poison

There were crimson roses on the bench; they looked like splashes of blood.

Kate Winslet

Window faces

Regensburg, September 2015

Amanda Leemis

A day in the life, Sep 1

A day in the life, Sep 1, window display

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Eli Bauer

The Movies I Watched in August

A Boy and His Dog 1975 6
Bang! Bang! You're Dead! 1966  5
Black Angel 1946  6
Desert Fury 1947  7

Frankenstein 1931  10

Friendly Persuasion 1956  7

Limitless 2011  6
Lockout 2012  4
Paranoia 2013  4
Safe Haven 2013  5 
Sinister 2012  6
The AristoCats 1970  7

The Dark Mirror 1946  7

The Evil Dead 1981  8

The General Died at Dawn 1936  6
The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957  10

The Last House on the Left 1972  6 
The Man Who Saved the World 2014 Documentary 7

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962  7

The Young One 1960  8

Woodstock 1970 Documentary 8

You and Me 1938 Feature 6

Darla Baker

Sinister (2012)

A washed-up true-crime writer finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Although this horror movie does manage to create an atmosphere of dread and does find some strong (and disturbing) images plus a downbeat ending, it's all old hat adding nothing new to the genre.

Maltin**: "A horror film that's not exactly in the found-footage genre but is about found footage, which, of course, we see. Good-looking, well-produced movie (on a budget) - but based on a complicated, unlikely mythology - wearily plods its way to the expected ending."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Adam Fuss

Georgia Frost

ph: Jenny Hands

R.I.P. Wes Craven