Saturday, March 31, 2018

First Lines: Lionel Davidson - Smith’s Gazelle

A man called Motke Bartov, then engaged in a count of animals in the Wadi Parek of southern Israel (this was February 1957), made the first sighting.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Gigi Hadid

ph: Mario Testino

A day in the life, Mar 28

A day in the life, Mar 28, daytime moon

Eva Klimkova

ph: Christian Anwander

New Stuff: The Residents

Edyta Zajac

ph: Artur Prochnicki

Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2015)

Portrait of photographer Robert Frank's life and career, covering the making of his book The Americans, his documentaries featuring friends such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and a film commissioned by The Rolling Stones.

Extensive, fast-paced portrait of the famous photographer and his life an friends has its best moments when presenting him at home and with his friends.

Ewa Wladymiruk

ph: Takay

New Stuff: The Residents

Imaan Hammam

ph: Vincent van de Wijngaard

Prityazhenie (2017)

After an alien ship crash lands onto a Russian city, many who saw it and the occupants start to question their own existence while there are those who demand the aliens leave Earth.

Nicely made variation on The Day the Earth Stood Still,  but the teenage is, once again, quite unnerving.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mariane Calazan

New Stuff: Roy Montgomery

Who's That Girl?

ph: Weronika Mamot

Photographer: Bob Gruen

(Johnny Rotten & Sid Vicious, Europe)


Iris Landstra

ph: Takahito Sasaki

Streetview Captures

Kaina Mercado

A day in the life, Mar 27

A day in the life, Mar 27, plane through cloud

Elsa Sylvan

New York

Times Square on a rainy day. New York. March 1943

Keira Knightley

First Lines: Walker Percy - Love in the Ruins

Now in these dread latter days of the old violent beloved U.S.A. and of the Christ-forgetting Christ-haunted death-dealing Western world I came to myself in a grove of young pines and the question came to me: has it happened at last?

Sheila Marquez

A day in the life, Mar 26

A day in the life, Mar 26, objet trouvé

Zuzu Tadeushuk

ph: Regan Cameron

New Stuff: Spirit

Pat Cleveland

Below (2002)

Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

And the mystery prevails, although there is some fun to be had in this submarine horror thriller.

On renewed viewing: entertaining, but it is a bit unnerving that there is no full resolve to the ongoings.

Maltin**: "Stultifyingly routine WW2 submarine movie that tries to incorporate elements of a whodunit, horror movie, and conspiracy thriller."

Catherine Deneuve

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Esther de Jong

ph: Walter Chin

Black Butterfly (2017)

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay.

Well-played intense psychological thriller that disappoints with two twist endings - one on top of the other.

Lauren Bacall

New Stuff: Miles Davis & John Coltrane

Who's That Girl?

ph: Boe Marion

Art: Luis Royo

Amber Heard

Streetview Captures

Brittany Murphy

ph: Kate Garner

A day in the life, Mar 25

A day in the life, Mar 25, objet trouvé

Roberta Chirko

New York

The view of the Statue of Liberty from the torch which is now closed - 1916

Miranda Kerr

First Lines: Ursula K. Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness

I'll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination.

Erin Wasson

ph: Paolo Roversi

A day in the life, Mar 24

A day in the life, Mar 24, pipes

Alissa Salls

New Stuff: Sayaka Murata