Saturday, April 16, 2016

Pauline van der Cruysse

ph: Derek Kettela


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Kirstin Liljegren

A day in the life, Apr 14

A day in the life, Apr 14, window display by night

Fabiana Semprebom

Pulp Fiction (1994)

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Arguably Quentin Tarantino's best movie, a stroke of genius concerning several intertwined plots swinging back and forth in time, a treasure trove of cinematic allusions, tongue-in-cheek humour and a very carefully and accurately selected cast; all his subsequent movies have been more or less variations of what you can find here. 

Halliwell***: "Clever, witty, violent celebration of junk culture, drawing rather too heavily on past thrillers but blessed with some excellent performances which crackle with menace."

Maltin***1/2: "Audacious, outrageous look at honors among lowlifes, told in a soemwhat radical style overlapping a handful of separate stories. Jackson and Travolta are magnetic as a pair of  hit men who have philosophical debates on a regular basis; Willis is compelling as a crooked boxer whose plan to take it on the lam hits a few detours. (In fact, there are no slackersin this cast.) This voluble, violent, pumped-up movie isn't for every taste - certainly not for the squeamish - but it's got morevitality than almost any other film of 1994."

Maria Port

ph: Takai

New Stuff: Hieronymus

A children's book inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's art!

Keira Knightley

The Cold Light of Day (2012)

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Lacklustre  espionage thriller doesn't miss a cliche in the book; the star cast aren't challenged in any way, and one wonders if they really understood what it was all about.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Eric Lacombe

Polina Smirnova


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Cecilia Singley

Window faces

Regensburg, April 2016

Bo Don

ph: Max Abadian

A day in the life, Apr 13

A day in the life, Apr 13, Regensburg by night

Jasmin Jalo

Friday, April 15, 2016

New York

Susan Eldridge

First Lines: Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture

A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture."

Mara Darmousli


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Nicole Trunfio

ph: Simon Lekias

A day in the life, Apr 12

A day in the life, Apr 12, ad for dinosaur exhibit

Anna Zanovello

New Stuff: The Hollow of the Hand

Between 2011 and 2014 PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy set out on a series of journeys together to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected pictures, and together they have created an extraordinary chronicle of our life and times

Delfine Bafort

ph: Yelena Yemchuk

A veteran assigned to extract Earth's remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.

An intelligently made sci-fi movie that will satisfy fans of the genre with its fantastic settings and desolate post-apocalyptic, but beatiful landscapes and a story that keeps your attention as the mystery unravels.

On second view: still like it for the same reasons.

Maltin**1/2: "Intriguing if unoriginal science-fiction premise, from director Kosinski's graphic novel, becomes more obvious as it heads toward a less-than-startling conclusion. Never boring, thanks to outstanding production design...and solid performances from its highly attractive stars."

Emma Maclaren

ph: Tony Kim

New Stuff: Palo Alto

American drama film written and directed by Gia Coppola, based on James Franco's short story collection Palo Alto (2010).

Abbey Lee Kershaw

New Stuff: Aretha Franklin

"Atlantic issued a recording from the concerts as a double LP, in 1972, and it has sold two million copies, double platinum, making it the best-selling gospel record of all time. It is perhaps her most shattering and indispensable recording." (David Remnick, The New Yorker)

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Frank Horvat

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ophelie Rupp

ph: Xevi Muntané


February 2016, Museum für Naturkunde

Alana Bunte

ph: Jack Waterlot

A day in the life, Apr 11

A day in the life, Apr 11, Susie and Bubi's morning window watch

Yumi Lambert

ph: Alexandra Sophie

New York


Gemma Ward

First Lines: Henry Adams - The Education of Henry Adams

Under the shadow of Boston State House, turning its back on the house of John Hancock, the little passage called Hancock Avenue runs, or ran, from Beacon Street, skirting the State House grounds, to Mount Vernon Street, on the summit of Beacon Hill; and there, in the third house below Mount Vernon Place, February 16, 1838, a child was born, and christened later by his uncle, the minister of the First Church after the tenets of Boston Unitarianism, as Henry Brooks Adams.