Friday, November 16, 2018

The Woman in Black (2012)

A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Old-fashioned ghost story has good production value, style and atmosphere, but isn't quite suspenseful and offers nothing new to the genre.

On renewed viewing:  what it lacks on plot is well compensated with Goth style and atmosphere.

Maltin**1/2: "Fairly satisfying thriller refreshes familiar ideas but takes an awfully long time to get up to speed. Radcliffe is satisfactory as the increasingly unnerved lead."

Anna Karina

New Stuff: Tracy Chapman

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Georges Dambier

Georgia May Jagger


Plzeň Zoo, September 2018

Susanne Knipper

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Regensburg, October 2018

Florence Flo Kosky

ph: Agata Pospieszynska

Streetview Captures

Katie Braatvedt

A day in the life, Oct 24

A day in the life, Oct 24, sky over Regensburg

Jenna Crews

ph: Carlos Velez

New York

Empire State Building

Hedy Lamarr

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

First Lines: David Morrell - The Fifth Profession

No single historical event marks the origin of Savage's profession.

Cecylia Szwed

ph: Krystian Forberger & Karolina Poúpiech


Plzeň Zoo, September 2018

Veridiana Ferreira


Regensburg, September 2018

Amber Heard

A day in the life, Oct 23

A day in the life, Oct 23, Regensburg by night

Caley Rae Pavillard

New Stuff: Brötzmann/Leigh

Angelina Nawojczyk

Savages (2012)

Pot growers face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Basically a standard crime thriller with a highly contrived plot, but made with expertise and a capable cast; the double entendre ending is superfluous and disappointing.

Maltin**: "Stone encourages  his actors to go way over the top in this long, boring look at mostly scummy characters. Travolta comes off best as a corrupt DEA agent."

Tatiana Cotliar

ph. Benny Horne

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Eric Drooker)

Aliya Galyautdinova

Navajo Joe (1966)

A Native American warrior called Navajo Joe seeks revenge on a gang of sadistic outlaws who has massacred the people of his tribe.

Violent and rompous Spaghetti Western hardly takes a breath to stop the action; Burt Reynolds is curiously cast as some kind of "half-breed" superhero.

Maltin***: "Gory, quite savage spaghetti Western with some rousing action and a good score by Ennio Morricone..."