Saturday, August 3, 2019

Brooke Shields

New Stuff: Theodor W. Adorno

Kamila Hansen

The Bad Batch (2016)

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Title very well matches the tone of this above-average dystopian drama; extremely violent and unsavory, but worth the watch.

Madi Teeuws

New Stuff: Harper's Bazaar

Ali Michael

Ultraviolet (2006)

A beautiful hæmophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hæmophages.

OK run-of-the-mill sci-fi actioner, mildly entertaining, but absolutely predictable.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Minnie Weisz

Lameka Fox


Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, July 2019

Ronja Furrer

ph: Andreas Ortner

A day in the life, Jul 16

A day in the life, Jul 16, Regensburg evening

Leona "Binx" Walton

ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

New York

The Metropolitan Opera, November 30, 1912

Xiao Wen Ju

First Lines: Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines

It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Kayla Garvin

A day in the life, Jul 15

A day in the life, Jul 15, standing outside looking inside

Bar Refaeli

New Stuff: Caspar Brötzmann Massaker

Esther Canadas

Violette Nozière (1978)

In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Excellent true-case period murder drama is a bit unusual work by this director, but it manages to recreate the enigma of the crime, and Isabelle Huppert is extraordinary in the title role.

Halliwell*: "Oddly erratic but interesting recapitulation of a famous French murder case, not quite typical of its director."

Maltin**: "Slow-moving...Huppert sleepwalks through the role, and Chabrol lacks his usual directorial flair."

Emma Barley

New Stuff: Colson Whitehead

Shin Hyun Ji

ph: Hyungsikkim Kim

The Movies I Watched in July

Aknyeo (2017)  7

Allied (2016)  6
Ant-Man (2015)  6
Ballet Shoes (2007)  6
Le départ (1967)  6
L'écume des jours (2013)  6
Elizabeth Harvest  (2018)  6
Das finstere Tal (2014)  8

Frasier, Season 3 (1995)  8

Fury (2014)  6
The Great Buck Howard (2008)  6 
Greenfingers (2000)  6
Hidden Figures (2016)  6
The Howling (1981)  6
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)  7

Io e te (2012)  6
Logan Lucky (2017)  6
Lymelife (2008)  6
Mammoth (2009)  6
Mary and Max (2009)  7 

Messe noire (1928)  5
A Monster Calls (2016)  7

Opération lune (2002)  6
The Oxford Murders (2008)  4
Paradies: Hoffnung (2013)  6
The Pyramid (2014) 5
Smile (2019)  7

En solitaire (2013)  6
Summer of 84 (2018)  6 
Uncommon Valor (1983)  5
Wackersdorf (2018)  7

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist  (2018)  7

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)  7

Woman on the Run (1950)  7

Natasha Poly