Saturday, March 16, 2019

Who's That Girl?

Art: Michael Hutter

Vanessa Axente

ph: Benny Horne

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2019 (Sasha Pivovarova)

Lana Turner

A day in the life, Feb 24

A day in the life, Feb 24, objet trouvé

Alys Hale

ph: Damon Baker

New York

Zeppelin near an unfinished Empire State Building 1930

Veronica Lake

First Lines: Jonathan Lethem - Amnesia Moon

Edge had the highway to himself.

Rieke Sproten

A day in the life, Feb 23

A day in the life, Feb 23, evening sky

Ali Michael

Loving (2016)

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Subtle and heartrending account of a historic American legal case rightfully focuses on the couple's personal fate rather than the court proceedings with great performances throughout.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Dirk de Herder

Friday, March 15, 2019

Kristina Bazan

A day in the life, Feb 22

A day in the life, Feb 22, evening sky

Irina Shaykhlislamova

ph: An Le

New York

Vladimir Mayakovsky waits for an elevated train in Manhattan, New York (1925)

Julie Newmar

First Lines: José Saramago - Blindness

The amber light came on.

Montana Lower

A day in the life, Feb 21

A day in the life, Feb 21, evening sky

Anok Yai

ph: Max Papendieck

New Stuff: Alban Berg

Frida Aasen

ph: Mariana Maltoni

Casualties of War (1989)

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

A horrific crime is given an upright, but a bit homespun treatment as a Hollywood melodrama; nevertheless, there are memorable moments and some excellent performances.

Halliwell*: "Simple minded, melodramatic account of a true incident."

Maltin**: "As the Voice of Reason, Fox is well cast, but his clean-cut decency gets to be a bit much; Penn and Thu Le...are more effective. For all its good intentions, film has a jumbled, detached feel to it..."

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Julia Stegner

New Stuff: The Uninvited

Cindy Mello

Triassic World (2018)

Dinosaurs are being used to grow human organs for transplants. But the scientists that created them have to fight back when the creatures escape.

Sub-standard and cheaply assembled Jurassic Park rip-off is pure nonsense and hardly enjoyable in any way.

Tiiu Kuik

New Stuff: National Geographic

Who's That Girl?

Art: Leiji Matsumoto

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wayne Booth

A day in the life, Feb 20

A day in the life, Feb 20, standing outside looking inside

Olga Jakubowska

ph: Luca Meneghel

New York

View from Seamen's Church Institute looking northwest, in Lower Manhattan 1938

Codie Young

First Lines: Ken MacLeod - The Star Fraction

It was hot on the roof.

Anais Mali

ph: Emma Tempest

A day in the life, Feb 19

A day in the life, Feb 19, Regensburg by night

Vivien Leigh

Ulisse (1954)

Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Homer's epic trickled down to an adventure suitable for a younger audience; neverthless, quite entertaining.

Halliwell*: "Peripathetic adventure yarn not too far after Homer; narrative style uncertain but highlights good."

Maltin**: "Hokey, lumbering costumer..."