Saturday, August 10, 2019


Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, July 2019

Yara Shahidi

A day in the life, Jul 22

A day in the life, Jul 22, standing outside looking inside

Eva Green

New York

Times Square featuring The Times Tower 1908

Anna Selezneva

First Lines: Ken MacLeod - Engine City

The god who later became known as the asteroid 10049 Lora, and shortly afterwards as the ESA mining station Marshal Titov, was not unusual of its kind.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Kate Grigorieva

ph: Sergi Pons

A day in the life, Jul 21

A day in the life, Jul 21, Regensburg by night

Mila Kunis

New Stuff: National Geographic

Angelika Kallio

Summer of 84 (2018)

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

The movie nicely recreates the 80s and its teenage culture, but the plot is not very original and the downbeat ending somewhat contradicts the overall feeling.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Iuliia Danko

ph: Stefania Paparelli

Elizabeth Harvest (2018)

A brilliant man marries a beautiful woman and shows her his home, stating that it's all hers - except a room she can't enter. First chance she enters and discovers what might be human cloning. When the husband returns she pays the price.

Beautifully photographed and with a competent cast (Abbey Lee fits the title role very well), but the plot is too messed up to create any suspense or excitemment.

Olga Kurylenko

New Stuff: Trash Kit

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Leonard Misonne

Iselin Steiro


Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, July 2019

Kristine Froseth

A day in the life, Jul 20

A day in the life, Jul 20, Regensburg by night

Monday, August 5, 2019

Caroline Lossberg

New York

Times Square during rush hour

Barbara Palvin

First Lines: China Miéville - The Scar

It is only ten miles beyond the city that the river loses its momentum, drooling into the brackish estuary that feeds Iron Bay.

Alexina Graham

A day in the life, Jul 19

A day in the life, Jul 19, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Adwoa Aboah

ph: Buzz White

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

The life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Excellent documentary convincingly conveys the musician's genius and her music as well as her complex personality, while still presenting a comprehensive biography. 

Marsha Hunt

Le départ (1967)

A fast-paced comedy about a young Belgian car nut and hairdresser's apprentice, his girlfriend, and their legal and illegal attempts to get a Porsche under him for his nearing debut race.

Wildly exuberant, absurd, funny as well as silly and at times Nouvelle Vague-style comedy is fast-based, but at times quite enervating; of course,  Jean-Pierre Léaud is, as always, a joy to watch.

Edie Sedgwick

ph: Fred Eberstadt

Mammoth (2009)

While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.

Ambitious, beautifully made and well cast, but not quite successful attempt to say something about globalization and what it means for individual human beings.

Maltin**1/2: "Complex, ambitious, but flawed account...Overlong, meandering film still offers astute commentary on how all children are not created equal."

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Who's That Girl?

Art: Rudy Nappi

Jessica Chastain


Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, July 2019

Nadege du Bospertus

A day in the life, Jul 18

A day in the life, Jul 18, still life

Jing Wen

New York

The second avenue elevated turning onto the Queensborough Bridge, circa 1917

Marloes Horst

First Lines: Nancy Farmer - The House of the Scorpion

In the beginning there were thirty-six of them, thirty-six droplets of life so tiny that Eduardo could see them only under a microscope.

Alicia Vikander