Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jasmine Dwyer

New Stuff: Rhiannon Giddens

Andrea Wittenberg

The Children Act (2017)

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

The judicial issue is simply the premise for the well-balanced examination of the boy's fixation on the judge, which opens even deeper issues; Emma Thompson delivers another mainificent performance.

Karmay Ngai

New Stuff: Space is the Place

Alyssa Miller

ph: Harper Smith

War of the Satellites (1958)

An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

Silly, low-budget sci-fi yarn is entertaining for what it's worth, but not more.

Maltin**: "Ruthless combination of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and KRONOS...Not so hot, but any movie with Dick Milleras a heroic scientist can't be all bad."

Michael Weldon/Psychotronic: ""It is one of Corman's dullest."

Zhenya Katava

New Stuff: The Wire

Who's That Girl?

Art: Caravaggio

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Gabriella Wilde

A day in the life, Jun 23

A day in the life, Jun 23, Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, Regensburg

Izabel Goulart

ph: Xavi Gordo

When They See Us (2019)

Chronicles the true story of a notorious case of five black teenagers who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

Intense, thorough, passionate and utterly heart-wrenching depcition of a gross injustice with an excellent script giving each episode a different stance and with an extraordinary great ensemble of actors; depressingly, it is obvious that the evenets are not simply historical, but can happen all over again today.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sara Sampaio

New Stuff: Julie Driscoll / Brian Auger & the Trinity

Martha Hunt

Carnival Rock (1957)

An ocean-side nightclub owner loves a singer who only has eyes for a gambler.

Quite doomy meldodrama, nicely made with a capable cast and some welcome musical interruptions.

Maltin**: "Forgettable melodrama..."

Hannelore Knuts

New Stuff: Simon & Garfunkel

Scarlett Johansson

The Movies I Watched in June

L'Avventura 1960  7

The Bad Batch 2016  6
Big Game 2014  5
Carnival Rock 1957  6
The Children Act 2017  7

The Color Purple 1985  7

The Company Men 2010  6
Event Horizon 1997  5
The Girl King 2015  7

Jane 2017  7

Kidnap 2017  5
Land and Freedom 1995  8

The Last Waltz 1978  7

Machine-Gun Kelly 1958  6
Merci pour le Chocolat 200  6
Night of the Blood Beat 1958  3
Poveri Milionari 1959  6
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossraods 2019  6
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 2019  7

Rubber 2010  6
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Seas Serpent 1958  4
Scum 1979  8

She Gods of Shark Reef 1958  2
Tamara Drewe 2010  6
Teenage Cave Man 1958  5
Les tombeaux sans noms 2018  7

Ultraviolet 2006  5
Universal Soldier 1992  6
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 2017 7

Violette Noziere 1978  8

Visages Villages 2017  7

War of the Satellites 1958  5
When They See Us 2019  8

Whitney 2018  7

Wrong Elements 2016  7