Saturday, November 4, 2017

Olga Mazur

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Carter Goodrich)

Sun Feifei

ph: Robbie Fimmano

War of the Colossal Beast (1958)

"The Amazing Colossal Man," believed dead after falling from the Hoover Dam, reemerges in rural Mexico, brain damaged, disfigured, and very hungry.

Quite risible sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man offers a silly plot, bad acting and abominable special effects, but entertainingly so.

Halliwell (no star): "Dull science fiction movie that runs out of ideas within the first five minutes, after which it tediously repeats not only itself but the movie to which it is a sequel. Originally, the last few minutes were in colour, though surviving prints appear to be monochrome."

Maltin*1/2: "Forget it."

Michael Weldon/Psychotronic: "Funnier than the original!"

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Charles W. Cushman

Linda Eisley


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Karolina Cwiek

ph:  Jamie Nelson

A day in the life, Oct 31

A day in the life, Oct 31, Halloween at work

Sara Kiscinska

ph: Krzysztof Wyzynski

New York

The Curb Market Broad Street New York 1920

Magdalena Frackowiak

ph: Zuza Krajewska

First Lines: Johnston McCulley - The Mark of Zorro

Again the sheet of rain beat against the roof of red Spanish tile, and the wind shrieked like a soul in torment, and smoke puffed from the big fireplace as the sparks were showered over the hard dirt floor.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Alexina Graham


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Estella Boersma

ph: Bruce Weber

A day in the life, Oct 30

A day in the life, Oct 30, Halloween at work

Hyun Ji Shin

New Stuff: Rebecca

Yue Han

ph: DeMarcus Allen

Hope Springs (2012)

After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.
The stars perform fine as a couple in a midlife crisis, but the message is that relationships are little business enterprises which only are 'successful' with constant effort and efficiency.
Maltin**1/2: "Reasonably realistic, empathetic comedy-drama...features (yet another) fine performance by Streep, but it's almost impossible to care about Jones' sullen, quarrelsome character. We have to take it on faith that she saw something wonderful in him all those years ago."

Chu Wong

ph: Thiemo Sander

New Stuff: Circuit des Yeux

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Hye Rim Park

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Superfluous remake is well-made and adds a few details to the original story, but the question remains why start the franchise all over again?

Maltin**1/2: "Surprisingly well-crafted remake...Haley does a possible job...and the scriptwriters a few genuinely clever touches while updating the plot."

Heather Marks

New Stuff: Defekto Noise Army

Who's That Girl?

Art: Dustin Weaver

Zuzana Tobolkova


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Kristina Semenovskaya

ph: Andre Rau

A day in the life, Oct 29

A day in the life, Oct 29, rainy day

Marie-Ange Casta

New York

New York City, 1958. (Paul Slade)

Kate Bush

First Lines: E.V. Odle - The Clockwork Man

It was just as Doctor Allingham had congratulated himself upon the fact that the bowling was broken, and he had only to hit now and save the troubling of running, just as he was scanning the boundaries with one eye and with the other following Tanner's short, crooked arm raised high above the white sheet at the back of the opposite wicket, that he noticed the strange figure.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Julia Nobis


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Ava Dahlem

ph: Benjamin Vnuk

A day in the life, Oct 28

A day in the life, Oct 28, ooo (Nikola Mounoud) at Kunstverein Graz, Regensburg

Alek Wek

New Stuff: Kazehito Seki

Mariana Zaragoza

ph: Jason Kibbler

Westworld (1973)

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Simple, but effective sci-fi thriller with a decidedly anti-consumerist and skeptical stance concerning future development.

Halliwell**: "Unusual and amusing but under-produced melodrama with slipshod story development and continuity, atoned for by memorable moments and underlying excitement."

Maltin***: "Engaging story..."

Michael Weldon/Psychotronic: "Yul Brynner is great in a silent role...Richard Benjamin and James Brolin aren't so great in speaking roles..."

Henriett Barabas

ph: Boris Ovini

New Stuff: Bark Psychosis

Yasmeen Ghauri

ph: Albert Watson