Saturday, April 2, 2016

New Stuff: Little White Lies

Agata Danilova

Midnight Lace (1960)

In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.

Routine thriller a bit in Hitchcock's vein has some good memts, but Doris Day's performance is a wee bit over the top.

Halliwell*: "Thoroughly silly rehash of Gaslight and The Boy Who Cried Wolf; its glamorous accoutrements can't fight a lack of humour or predictable plot development."

Maltin***: "Shrill murder mystery; unbelievable plot line, but star cast and decor smooth over rough spots."

Magdalena Frackowiak

The Movies I Watched in March

All Good Things 2010  6
Blue Jasmine 2013  7

Carrie 2013  6
Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2010  7

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 6
First Spaceship on Venus 1960 6
Midnight Lace 1960  6
Nebraska 2013  8

Orphan 2009  6
Pope Joan 1972  6
Queen of the Desert 2015  6
Reasonable Doubt 2014  6
Redemption 2013  6
Rescue Dawn 2006  7

Room of Death 2007  6
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace 1962  5
Sherlock  Episode: The Abominable Bride 2016
The Ballad of Josie 1967  6
The Good Shepherd 2006  8

The Night of the Generals 1967  6
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema 2006  8

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010  5
The Woods 2006  6
Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents 2015  7

They Were Called Graveyard 1969  7

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Peter Gowland

Friday, April 1, 2016

Alison Arboux

ph: Melanie Rodriguez


February 2016, Tierpark

Simone Doreleijers

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2016

Pirita Litmanen

ph: Federico Cabrera

A day in the life, Mar 30

A day in the life, Mar 30, objet trouvé

Deimante Misiunaite

New York

Codie Young

ph: John-Paul Pietrus

First Lines: Richard Phillips Feynman - Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character

When I was about eleven or twelve I set up a lab in my house.

Alena Lyashenko


February 2016, Tierpark

Olympia Campbell

ph: Emma Tempest

A day in the life, Mar 29

A day in the life, Mar 29, objet trouvé

Amanda Sanchez

Thursday, March 31, 2016

New Stuff: Geschichte des Westens

Volume 1 of Winkler's monumental History of Western Culture.

Clara Jaffrezic

La chambre des morts (2007)

While on a joyride with the headlights turned off, two men hit and kill another man carrying a satchel full of money...

Very competently produced crime thriller with a good cast, but the plot is a series of improbable coincidences, and the finale is a full ripoff from The Silence of the Lambs.

On second view: still agree with my initial impression, nevertheless watchable.

Montana Cox

New Stuff: Suffragette

We missed watching this movie while in Berlin, so I got the Blu-ray.

Dorien Havinga

The Good Shepherd (2006)

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

A detailed history lesson exemplified through the biography of a tragic anti-hero.

On second view: subtle and atmospheric, and the cast is impressive.

Maltin***1/2: "Gripping story...De Niro's treatment uses THE GODFATHER as its dramatic template, quite successfully. Damon is excellent and surrounded by well-chosen actors in every part, no matter how small."

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Kylie Minogue

New Stuff: Velvet Goldmine

Although I played this movie at my cinema (with some success), I hadn't watch it yet myself.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Casey Childs

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Dasha Sarakhanova

ph: Vladimir Sumovsky


February 2016, Tierpark

Juliette Fazekas

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2016

Anastasia Milli

A day in the life, Mar 28

A day in the life, Mar 28, on my way to the pub

Valeria Garcia

ph: Damon Baker

New York

Chicken Market, 55 Hester Street, New York, 1937. Photographed by Berenice Abbott