Friday, January 28, 2011

Mia Frilander

Black Swan (2010)

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile the Black Swan, daughter of an evil magician.

Visually beautiful with a great central performance, but with a very predictable plot.

Malgosia Bela

Inheritance (2006)

"Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander, Amon Goeth, who was portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes in "Schindler's List."

Documentary on a very difficult situation handeled with skill and a sure touch for those involved.

Anna Tokarska

New Stuff: Bill Orcutt

This masterpiece was finally released on cd, so I got it.

Lara Stone

New Stuff: Sarah June

Finally got this wonderful artists's second album!

Natalia Vodianova

New Stuff: Nuggets - Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968

After all these years I finally got this wonderful box set!

Kate Moss irrégulière

New Stuff: Inception

Missed it at the movies, so I bought the DVD...

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Mizna Wada

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lyndsey Scott

New Stuff: The Wire

Darla Baker

New York

Andi Muise

First Lines: Jeffrey Eugenides - Middlesex

I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.

Heidi Mount

ph: Jeff Burton

New Stuff: Unknown WeeGee

WeeGee is a favourite photographer of mine, so I had to get this book.

Sasha Pivovarova

New Stuff: Current 93

Björk as background singer!

Arizona Muse

New Stuff: Stephen Stills

I only recently heard that Jimi Hendrix plays on this album, so I just had to get it!

Dorte Limkilde

New Stuff: Battles

Having been wanting to get this album for quite a while, so I finally did.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jourdan Dunn

ph. Robin Derrick

Sunshine (1999)

The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.

Epically overlong family drama spread over three generations diagnosing antisemitism as a continuous historical problem.

Julia Hafstrom

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

Taking Sides (2001)

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era.

Stagey and clunky attempt, the actors on occasion screaming the director's points at each other.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: David Lanham

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Lisanne De Jong

ph: Bojana Tatarska

From my vaults: Mario Bava


Frida Gustavsson

New York

Katja Ives

First Lines: Iain M. Banks - The Crow Road

It was the day my grandmother exploded.