Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sandra Najda

New York

Karlie Kloss

First Lines: Sarah Caudwell - The Shortest Way to Hades

Professor Tamar - Mr. Shepherd rang and said please come to London as soon as possible.

Karolina Warzecha


Nuremberg, May 2018

Lisa Fonssagrives

Streetview Captures

Tanya Kizko

ph: Maxim Gagarin


May 2018

Heather Stohler

A day in the life, May 28

A day in the life, May 28, standing outside looking inside

Ling Ling Chen

Doctor Zhivago (2002)

Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution.

TV adaptation with high production value and capable cast is long-drawn-out and not really an improvement to David Lean's version.

Leah Chen

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Gayle Kabaker)

Kate Moss

The Movies I Watched in May

El Abrazo de la serpiente 2015  7

All the King's Men 2006  6
The Astronaut Farmer 2006  6
Children of the Corn 2009  5
Colossal 2016  6
Doctor Zhivago 2002  6
The Empire Strikes Back 1980  6
Eskimo Limon - Eis am Stiel: Von Siegern und Verlierern 2018  6
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014  6
From Time to Time 2009 6
Grey Gardens 1975  7

Une Jeunesse allemande 2015  6
Karl Marx: Der deutsche Prophet 2018  6
Kingsman: The Secret Service 2014  6
Lost in Space 1988  5
A Million Ways to Die in the West 2014  6
Das Netz 2003  6
The Raven 2012  6
Real Steel 2011  6
Rekvijem za gospodju J 2015  6
Return of the Jedi 1983  6
Run All Night 2015  6
Salad Days 2014  7

Standoff  2016  6
Star Wars 1977  6
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2017  7

Swiss Army Man 2016  6
The Time Machine 2002  6
The Twilight Zone: Escape Clause (1959)  7

The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday (1959)  6
The Twilight Zone: One For the Angels (1959)  7

The Twilight Zone: The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (1959)  6
The Twilight Zone: Where is Everybody? 1959  7

You Were Never Really Here 2017  8

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ellen Rosa

Streetview Captures

Polina Kouklina

ph: Enrique

A day in the life, May 27

A day in the life, May 27, Regensburg by night

Xin Xie

New York

Hotel Imperial, Broadway at 32nd Street, New York City, 1921

Antonina Vasylchenko

ph: Michael Woloszynowicz

First Lines: Martin Amis - Money

As my cab cab pulled off FDR Drive,  somewhere in the early Hundreds, a low-slung Tomahawk full of black guys came sharking out of lane and sloped in fast right across our bows.

Aya Jones


Nuremberg, May 2018

Lineisy Montero

Streetview Captures

Cindy Crawford

ph: Irving Penn

Monday, May 28, 2018

A day in the life, May 26

A day in the life, May 26, Regensburg by night

Shana Zadrick

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Second installation of the series has all the production quality one expects, but despite all innovative specials effects this remains an old-fashioned sci-fi swashbuckler, still as dated as on the day it was released.

On rewatching:  maybe a bit more entertaining than the first part, since it has more hrills - and humour.

Halliwell***: "More exhilarating interplanetary adventures, as mindless as Star Wars but just as enjoyable for aficionados."

Maltin***: "Smashing sequel to STAR WARS manages to top the original in its embellishment of leading characters' personalities, truly dazzling special effects...and nonstop spirit of adventure and excitement."

Ranya Mordanova

Star Wars (1977)

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

The legendary very first movie of the Star Wars series has always been a silly, but quite effective space opera.

On re-watching: Entertaining sci-fi epic that offered spectacular special effects for its time successfully recreates the excitement and fun of the early space opera serials - and on the same intellectual level.

Halliwell****: "Flash Gordon rides again, but with timing so impeccably right that the movie became a phenomenon and one of the top grossers of all time. Good harmless fun, put together with style and imagination."

Maltin***1/2: "Elaborate, imaginative update of Flash Gordon...It's a hip homage to B-movie ethics and heroism in the space age..."

Who's That Girl?

Deauville, France, 1920

Photographer: George Silk

Susie Bick

ph: Ellen von Unwerth


Regensburg, May 2018