Saturday, November 30, 2019

New Stuff: Patti Smith

Who's That Girl?

Art: Sigmar Polke

Dree Hemingway

A day in the life, Oct 21

A day in the life, Oct 21, autumn leaves

Anja Rubik

ph: Paola Kudacki

New York

Church and Warren Streets during subway construction (1927)

Sasha Luss

First Lines: John Scalzi - Old Man’s War

I did two things on my seventy-fifth birthday.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Leila Goldkuhl

ph: Regan Cameron

The Second Woman (1950)

An architect Jeff Cohalanis haunted by the death of his fiancée the previous year, and he sequesters himself in the fabulous house he designed for his beloved and broods over the incredible string of bad luck he has experienced since her death.

Above-average psychological thriller with a noir touch with an improbable plot works due to atmosphere and solid performances.

Halliwell (no star): "Tolerable semi-star melodrama with a deliberate film noir look."

Maltin**1/2: "Atmospheric psychological drama..."

Daga Ziober

ph: Boe Marion

New Stuff: PJ Harvey

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Taylor Greene

A day in the life, Oct 18

A day in the life, Oct 18, contrails

Marie-Louise Wedel

ph: Pamela Hanson

New Stuff: Mopcut

Kemp Muhl

Suspect Zero (2004)

A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers, and one F.B.I. Agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

It's obvious that director E. Elias Merhige has ambition, talent and visual imagination, all recognizable in this movie in patches, but not not coherently; and the two stars' abilities are regrettably not put to full use.

Maltin**: "Complex premise, reminiscent at times of RED DRAGON, with striking visual style, is hindered by the oppressive nature of the material and the fact that there's no one to care about."