Saturday, March 9, 2019

Victoria Germyn

A day in the life, Feb 13

A day in the life, Feb 13, nightly still life

Brooklyn Decker

New Stuff: Jesús Franco

Blanca Padilla

ph: Caleb & Gladys

First Reformed (2017)

A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Intense psychological drama effortlessy weighs in heavy topics and creates suspense by slowly escalating these issues; Hawke surprises with a stellar performance;  puzzling ending might disappoint some viewers.

Isabella Sulzbacher

New Stuff: Nurse With Wound

Miley Cyrus

The Killing (1956)

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Tough noir-style heist drama, meticulously directed with an unusual time structure and a first-rate cast.

On rewatching: perfect noir thriller, every view you find new details.

Halliwell**: "Incisive, entertaining, downbeat caper movie clearly influenced by The Asphalt Jungle and Rififi."

Maltin***1/2: "The film that really put Kubrick on the map - a case study of a racetrack heist, with a colorful cast of characters...Major flaw: the Dragnet-style narration."

Elsa Hosk

ph: Enrique Vega

New Stuff. Motorpsycho

Who's That Girl?

Art: Popovy Sisters

Friday, March 8, 2019

Kelly Gale

Window faces

Regensburg, February 2019

Marion Morehouse

A day in the life, Feb 12

A day in the life, Feb 12, tree with bird's nest

Nadja Bender

ph: Zoey Grossman

New York

Times Square 1946

Lorena Maraschi

First Lines: Janet Evanovich - One For the Money

There are some men who enter a woman's life and screw it up forever.

Sui He

A day in the life, Feb 11

A day in the life, Feb 11, Regensburg by night

Lida Egorova

ph: Raf Coolen

New Stuff: Terry Riley

Catherine McNeil

ph: Jan Lehner

Predator (1987)

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Straightforward action thriller seamlessly turns a violent military jungle commando into a cat-and-mouse game with an alien hunter.

Halliwell (no star): "Lethargic action thriller with unpleasant moments."

Maltin***: "Solid, suspenseful action film takes time getting started, but emerges a grabber." 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Kelly Rohrbach

ph: Pamela Hanson

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

This well-made satire is quite entertaining, although not so much as caricature, since the abusrd premise, based on true events, is in itself already quite amusing; nonethless, it does have some considerable political bite.

Snejana Onopka

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Who's That Girl?

ph: Otto Umbehr

Photographer: Ed van der Elsken

Viviane Oliveira

ph: Can Sever

A day in the life, Feb 10

A day in the life, Feb 10, Regensburg by night

Yvonne De Carlo

New York

Hotel St. Louis, NYC 1900