Saturday, December 15, 2018

Bella Oelmann

A day in the life, Nov 14

A day in the life, Nov 14, at my Wednesday night pub

Daniela Braga

New Stuff: Erin K

Talita Pires

Blue Tiger (1994)

A woman dedicates her life to seeking revenge after her son is killed by crossfire as Japanese gangsters perform a hit.

Solid, but a bit crude Yakuza crime thriller; always good to see Harry Dean Stanton, even if it is just a small role.

Halliwell (no star): "On its own undemanding level, an enjoyable and well-made thriller."

Julia Almendra

ph: Henrik Purienne

New Stuff: Jenny Hval

Charlie Newman

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Professionally made, but halfhearted rehash of a cult 60sespionage TV series, replacing the original's Cold War chauvinism with some playful irony.

Julie Newmar

Friday, December 14, 2018

New Stuff: National Geographic

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Annelise Löffler

Alessandra Ambrosio

A day in the life, Nov 13

A day in the life, Nov 13, standing outside looking inside

Danielle Knudson

New York

Amit Machtinger

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Priscilla Mezzadri

Downsizing (2017)

A man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Although this movie tries to sell itself as a satire, it is very low on bite, but otherwise quite entertaining and endearing.

Madalina Ghenea

New Stuff: Farai

Kenza Fourati

Suspiria (2018)

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist.

Artful re-imagination of an already highly stylish horror classic has a lot going for it (style, great sets, cast, atmosphere and a great soundtrack), but far outstays its welcome, disappoints with an over-the-top ending and generally can't hold a candle to the original.

Codie Young

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Adela Stenberg

A day in the life, Nov 11

A day in the life, Nov 11, objet trouvé

Julia Baumgartner

ph: Rodrigo De Anda

New York

Kate Moss

ph: Solve Sundsbo

First Lines: Barbara Vine - King Solomon’s Carpet

A great many things that other people did all the time she had never done.

Olga Polienko

A day in the life, Nov 10

A day in the life, Nov 10, Wels

Laura Harrier

New Stuff: Neil Young

Aubé Linda Jolicoeur

Elektra (2005)

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Comic adaptations, especiallly of the superhero kind, are generally a slippery task (campy vs silly), but on this occasion the result is on simple B picture/Golan-Globus level.

Maltin*1/2: "Lackluster fight scenes, Garner's sleepwalking, and a tendency toward the psychoanalytic (Elektra had a tough childhood) make this a groan...a far cry from the franchise it was intended to launch."

Aya Jones

ph: Stefano Galuzzi