Saturday, February 10, 2018

A day in the life, Feb 7

A day in the life, Feb 7, snowy night

Nyasha Matonhodze

ph: Carter Bowman

New York

Peter Baab, The houses of Riverside Drive and 94th Street, looking west from 94th Street, June 1890

Hedy Lamarr

First Lines: Graham Greene - Our Man in Havana

'That nigger going down the street,' said Dr Hasselbacher standing in the Wonder Bar, 'he reminds me of you, Mr Wormold.'

Anna Lund Sørensen

A day in the life, Feb 6

A day in the life, Feb 6, Regensburg cathedral by night

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

New Stuff: Don Cherry

Steffy Argelich

ph: Theo Wenner

The Frame (2014)

Two strangers find their lives colliding in an impossible way: one is a methodical cargo thief working for a dangerous cartel the other is a determined paramedic trying to save the world while running from her past.

Unusual sci-fi drama fascinatingly winding a plot of parallel realities; it may not completely cohere, but does keep its audience constantly on guard.

Sophia Ahrens

ph: Rosi di Stefano

New Stuff: It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls

Ella Richards

Millions (2004)

Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Flashy and colorful moral fantasy has its moments, and the kids perform excellently, but the movie carries its message blatantly on its sleeve.

Maltin***: "A smart, surprising and spiritual change of pace for TRAINSPOTTING director Boyle...Newcomer Ethel provides genuinely touching moments that are never maudlin. Boyle's zippy visuals are another plus; he forgoes the usually dreary movie look of British neighborhoods to make these sunny English 'burbs look like a Technicolor haven."

Sasha Luss

New Stuff: The Residents

Who's That Girl?

Art: Austin Briggs

Friday, February 9, 2018

Marga Esquivel

ph: Oliva Malone

Streetview Captures

Jocelyn Chew

A day in the life, Feb 5

A day in the life, Feb 5, our alley by night

Inès de la Fressange

New York

Manhattan's tenement row, demolition in progress, circa 1934-1938

Snejana Onopka

First Lines: Alistair MacLean - The Guns of Navarone

The match scratched noisily across the rusted metal of the corrugated iron shed, fizzled, then burst into a sputtering pool of light, the harsh sound and sudden brilliance alike strangely alien in the stillness of the desert night.

Ellis Ahn

A day in the life, Feb 4

A day in the life, Feb 4, standing outside looking inside

Allie Barrett

New Stuff: The Residents

Colleen Corby

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Unusual, Western-like smalltown drama is well-staged, magnificently photographed and, above all, offers some extraordinary and convincing performances; however, the movie presents a view of rural America in which all protagonists operate on gut-level only without much intelligence and where law seems to be an irrelevant matter.

Natalie Westling

ph: Willy Vanderperre

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Mark Ulriksen)

Aleksandra Rogowska

ph: Oliver Pearce

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Both heartbreaking and very violent, if not a bit patriotic celebration of a man stay true to his conviction; very well staged and performed, the war scenes are quite horrific.