Saturday, July 21, 2018

Who's That Girl?

Art: Gray Morrow

Tatyana Polischuk

ph: Nicole Demeshik

Streetview Captures

Lais Ribeiro

ph: Greg Swales

A day in the life, Jul 14

A day in the life, Jul 14, standing outside looking inside

Sarah Stephens

New York

New York circa 1905. St. Regis and Gotham hotels.

Lauren Bacall

First Lines: P.D. James - A Taste For Death

The bodies were discovered at eight forty-five on the morning of Wednesday 18 September by Miss Emily Wharton, a 65-year-old spinster of the parish of St Matthew's in Paddington, London, and Darren Wilkes, aged 10, of no particular parish as far as he knew or cared.

Cibele Ramm

ph: Fernando Tomaz

Streetview Captures

Giane Alves

A day in the life, Jul 13

A day in the life, Jul 13, Regensburg by night

Ekaterina Miasnikova

New Stuff: Rebecca Solnit

Sara Witt

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Heart-wrenching and tragic tale is successful in envisaging the mad hypocrisy of the Nazi ideology, but only skims the horrors of the Holocaust.

Maltin***: "Unique Holocaust fable...Quietly powerful drama personalizes the qualms and contradictions facing German families during the Nazi era."

Eva Herzigova

ph: Xavi Gordo

New Stuff: Dirty Projectors

Kenya Kinski Jones

Avril et le monde truqué (2015)

France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously, Avril, a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Delightfully quirky animated movie set in a steampunk alternate reality; lovable characters (especially Avril and her cat) and highly imaginative sets make this a joy to watch.

Elsa Hosk

New Stuff: George Crumb

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Horatio Ross

Friday, July 20, 2018

Sistine Stallone

Streetview Captures

Sofia Richie

ph: Kenneth Willardt

A day in the life, Jul 12

A day in the life, Jul 12, objet trouvé

Chloe Moretz

New York

New York 1932

Snejana Onopka

First Lines: J.M. Coetzee - Foe

At last I could row no further.

Romy Van De Laar

ph: Jean Baptiste Soulliat

Streetview Captures

Cora Emmanuel

ph: Jason Kim

A day in the life, Jul 11

A day in the life, Jul 11, objet trouvé

Awa Diallo

New Stuff: Lost In Space - Complete Collection

Carmen Kreuzer

Mindhunter, Season 1 (2017)

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Excellent TV series manages to create 70s period with atmosphere, and the plot centers more on the development of forensic psychology than on crime detection,  but is nevertheless suspenseful. Cameron Britton's performance as the serial killer Ed Kemper is especially chilling.

Dolores Del Rio

New Stuff: All the Money in the World

Julia Nobis

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

Introducing a phenomenon in which anything is possible the creators of this movie obviously thought it was feasible to do likewise with the plot, so the result is messy, without coherence and full of weird things going on devoid of any logic or explanation.

Sasha Pivovarova

ph: Mario Sorrenti