Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o


Regensburg, April 2018

Judith Ayu

Streetview Captures

Annie Ericson

A day in the life, Apr 18

A day in the life, Apr 18, Regensburg by night

Rachel Hilbert

New Stuff: 23 Skidoo

Milana Keller

Earthquake (1974)

Various stories of various people as an earthquake of un-imaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

Risible and bad disaster movie, the advertised "Sensurround" sound probably installed to drown out the ridiculous 'special effects'.

On renewed viewing: pretty bad, trashy entertainment.

Halliwell*: "Dreary drama with very variable special effects, gimmicked up by Sensurround. A box-office bonanza."

Maltin BOMB: "...hackneyed disaster epic..."

Selena Forrest

ph: Matteo Montanari

New Stuff: Rak ti Khon Kaen

Shane Guyher

Joschka und Herr Fischer (2011)

He was a student activist, an urban guerrilla, a taxi driver; Joseph "Joschka" Fischer emerged from the Extra-parliamentary Opposition (APO) to become Hessen's trainer-clad environment minister and Germany's suited and booted foreign minister.

Although conceived as a mouthpiece for Joschka Fischer, who tells and explains his life story in this documentary, he does show enough self-criticism and reveals new details to make this an interesting watch.

Cara Delevingne

ph: Mikael Jansson

New Stuff: Billie Holiday

Who's That Girl?

Art: Juan de Valdés Leal

Alicia Vikander

ph: Annie Leibovitz


Regensburg, April 2018

Aya Thorgren

ph: Richard Avedon

Streetview Captures

Sarah Brannon

ph: Betina Du Toit

Toys From My Childhood

Knucklebones, Tali, Fivestones, or Jacks, is a game of ancient origin, usually played with five small objects, or ten in the case of jacks. Originally the "knucklebones" (actually the astragalus, a bone in the ankle, or hock) were those of a sheep, which were thrown up and caught in various manners. Modern knucklebones consist of six points, or knobs, proceeding from a common base, and are usually made of metal or plastic. The winner is the first player to successfully complete a prescribed series of throws, which, though similar, differ widely in detail. The simplest throw consists in either tossing up one stone, the jack, or bouncing a ball, and picking up one or more stones or knucklebones from the table while it is in the air. This continues until all five stones or knucklebones have been picked up. Another throw consists in tossing up first one stone, then two, then three and so on, and catching them on the back of the hand. Different throws have received distinctive names, such as "riding the elephant", "peas in the pod", "horses in the stable", and "frogs in the well". [Wikipedia]

Thairine Garcia

ph: Fabio Bartelt

A day in the life, Apr 17

A day in the life, Apr 17, standing outside looking inside

Gracie Carvalho

ph: Ryan Michael Kelly

New York

Manhattan, Central Park -West-Center Drive- Looking Toward Central Park West (c early 1950s) -  photographer unknown

Audrey Hepburn

ph: Richard Avedon

First Lines: Jack Higgins - The Eagle Has Landed

Someone was digging a grave in one corner of the cemetery as I went in through the lychgate.

Kris Grikaite

ph: Patrick Demarchelier


Regensburg, April 2018

Maaike Straver

Streetview Captures

Friday, April 20, 2018

Zippora Seven

A day in the life, Apr 16

A day in the life, Apr 16, Regensburg by night

Hana Jirickova

ph: Luca Khouri

New Stuff: Sarah Kendzior

Ksenia Komleva

Swing Vote (2008)

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Surprisingly entertaining and humorous satire with a good cast, and Madeline Carroll is the true star of the movie.

Maltin***: "Sharp, funny, relevant comedy...Genuinely Capraesque movie has a terrific cast that makes the most of the screenplay..."

Diana Galimullina

New Stuff: Camberwell Now

Katy Perry

Justice League (2017)

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Above-average superhero tohobohu entertains with good special effects, lots of action and, especially, a healthy amount of humour.