Saturday, May 18, 2019

Agyness Deyn

New Stuff: Karyyn

Marloes Horst

Apache Woman (1955)

A government agent is sent to a western town to investigate attacks that the townspeople say are being committed by rampaging Apaches.

Mildly entertaining low-budget Western with an anti-racist message and a bumpy plot.

Halliwell (no star): "Routine Western, to which Corman added a subplot about racial prejudice, which may have improved its liberal credentials but does little for it as a movie."

Maltin BOMB: "Sometimes hilariously bad, but mostly a bore."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Agostino Arrivabene

Edun Bola

A day in the life, May 11

A day in the life, May 11, objet trouvé

Kamila Filipcikova

ph: John Akehurst

New York

Garment workers protesting outside Webster Hall, 11th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues, circa 1915

Louise Brooks

First Lines: David Almond - Skellig

I found him in the garage on a Sunday afternoon.

Lorna Foran

ph: Sarah Moon & Marie Malterre

A day in the life, May 10

A day in the life, May 10, the house Johannes Kepler lived in

Friday, May 17, 2019

Anna May Wong

New Stuff: Mieczyslaw Weinberg

Suzy Parker

Todake no kyôdai (1941)

When the patriarch of the Toda family suddenly dies, his widow discovers that he has left her with nothing but debt and married children who are unwilling to support her--except for her most thoughtful son, just returned from China.

Mildly satirical family drama with a large, capable ensemble and staged in Ozu's typically well-balanced style.

Ginta Lapiņa

New Stuff: Volker Braun

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Jerry Plucer Sarna

Michaela Bercu

A day in the life, May 9

A day in the life, May 9, objet trouvé

Diane Kruger

ph: Benjamin Vnuk

New York

Fifth Avenue and 51st Street

Lindsey Wixson

ph: Hans Neumann

First Lines: Louis Sachar - Holes

There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sanna Bäckström

A day in the life, May 8

A day in the life, May 8, standing inside looking outside

Cailin Russo

New Stuff: The Mueller Report

Natasa Vojnovic

The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Extremely low-budget sci-fi horror with some risible 'shock' moments and working mostly on creepy atmosphere takes way too long to give the audience a short glimpse of its truly ridiculous alien.

Halliwell (no star): "Semi-professional would-be horror story, on a level with the Corman horrors of the period."

Maltin**: "Imaginative though poorly executed sci-fi melodrama..."

Psychotronic/Michael Weldon: "...this is an effective little science-fiction movie... "

Kaylin Rogers

New Stuff: She Keeps Bees

Gail Elliott

Five Guns West (1955)

Five criminals are recruited by the Confederacy for a dangerous mission in exchange for a pardon.

Standard Western with an unusual plot and Dorothy Malone as one tough gal.

Halliwell (no star): "Western trial run for The Dirty Dozen; cheapjack actioner, quite tolerable for its kind."

Maltin**: "Fair Corman Western..."

Gemma Ward

ph: Campbell Addy