Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kasia Struss

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa.

Entertaining, but quite silly horror thriller adding up mysterious creepy events to the final inevitable exorcism.

Eleonora Bosé

ph: Ruven Afanador

New Stuff: Magdalena Solis

Longtime pals at MySpace and Facebook, I finally got their new album.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Alexander Binder

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Isa Asklof

ph: Lesha Kremov

From my vaults: Eleanor Boardman


Song Hye Kyo

ph: Paolo Roversi

New York

Julia Saner

First Lines: The Bible

(art: Robert Crumb)

In the beginning, when God began to create the heavens and th earth, the earth had no form and was void; darkness was over the deep and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.

Vanessa Traina

Songs in the key of my life: Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry

Brenda Lee's 'I'm Sorry is probably the first song I consciously considered as a favourite song. It was sometime in the mid 60s, when I found my Dad's collection of 45s and a small protable record player.
There were mayeb about 30 or 40 singles, a nice little stack, and I soon learnt how to operate the record player by myself. Although I did listen to all the records, A and B sides, the only artist I can fully remember is Brenda Lee. (I'm quite certain there was some Elvis Presly there, but he never really made a great impression on me).  Both her songs, 'I'm Sorry' and 'Sweet Nothin's' made a huge impression on me. Especially, 'I'm Sorry' was probably the first song I intently listened to concerning composition and lyrics. To me as a young child it was the perfect musical expression of regret, and I imagined the singer to be the most beautiful woman in the world, solely based on her singing, since none of those singles had any picture sleeves. Little did I knowthat the song was actually recorded, when Brenda Lee was 15 years old, and held back for publication, because it was thought that nobody could believe that such a young teenager could sing such a heartfelt song of broken love. They were wrong, of course...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Patricia van der Vliet

The Movies I Watched in August

9 rota (2005)  6
A Guide For the Married Man (1967)  4
Astérix aux jeux olympiques
(2008)  5
Komm, süsser Tod (2000)  6
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)  6
Formula 51 (2000)  5
Grizzly Man (2005)  8

Peyton Place (1957)  8

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)  6
Superman Returns (2006)  6
The Human Stain (2003)  6
The Kentuckian (1955)  6
The Last Castle (2001)  6
The White Ribbon (2007)  7

Who's That Girl?

New Stuff: Destroy All Monsters

A legendary band finally with a comprehensice collection of their music.

Devon Aoki

Illustrator: Marie Planques

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Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Betty Blythe


Rosemary Smith

New York

Tori Maisey

First Lines: Samuel Beckett - Watt

Mr Hackett turned the corner and saw, in the failing light, at some little distance, his seat.

Magdalena Langrova

Grizzly Man (2005)

A documentary on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Largely using Timothy Treadwell's own footage this is a fascinating and at times disturbing anaylsis on a man living (and dying) on the fringe.

Honey Davis-Wilkinson

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Robert Bilbil

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Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Ann Blyth


Anne Sophie Monrad

ph: Dirk Messner

New York

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Susie Bick

ph: Marc Hispard

First Lines: Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore

"So you're all set for money, then?" the boy named Crow asks in his typical sluggish voice.

Katia Agne Inamo

Shuttle (2008)

A late night airport shuttle ride home descends into darkness.

Suspenseful and well- crafted horror thriller with a downbeat ending.

Sarah Sophie Flicker

A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

A man gives his co-worker a series of lessons on how to cheat on one's wife without being caught.

Unfunny and dated sex farce from a director who usually did better work.

Daria Werbowy

New Stuff. King Crimson

Although not much liked by critics I always loved this live album for its rough sound and the killer version of '21st Schizoid Man'.

Jessica Stam

New Stuff: Meredith Monk

I'm a big longtime admirer of Meredith Monk's art and happy that she is still working on new projects.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Marina Abramovic