Saturday, September 22, 2012

Aleksandra Baranova

A day in the life, Sep 20

A day in the life, Sep 20, window display

Janine Henkes

Earth vs. the Spider (2001) (TV)

A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum giving him superpowers.

A pulp reimagination of David Cronenberg's The Fly.

Natalia Onofrei

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Roz Chast)

Who's That Girl?

Art: Akira Uno


Liesl Gaffney-Dawson

A day in the life, Sep 19

A day in the life, Sep 19, shadows

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: James Cameron


Zuzana Jahicova

New York

Sofi Berelidze

ph: Greg Lotus

First Lines: Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five

All this happened, more or less.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Kat Shandruk

ph: Frederic Pinet

A day in the life, Sep 18

A day in the life, Sep 18, stripes

Lucia Tresova

ph: Roberto D’ Este

A Global Affair (1964)

As an employee at the United Nations building in New York City, Bob Hope finds himself in charge of an infant abandoned at the UN.

The original idea notwithstanding this is a pedestrian and quite unfunny comedy.

Halliwell (no stars): "Flat sentimental farce which embarrassingly tries to say something about the UN."

Maltin**1/2: "Unwitty Hope vehicle..."

Julia Cichocka

The Petrified Forest (1936)

A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Talkative, not particularly exciting and very stage set melodrama.

Halliwell**: " Rather faded melodrama (it always was), which is important to Hollywood for introducing such well used figures as the poet idealist hero and the gangster anti-hero, and for giving Bogart his first meary role.
Otherwise, the settings are artificial, the acting theatrical, the development predictable and the dialogue pretentious."

Maltin***1/2: "Stagy, but extremely well-acted and surprisingly fresh. "

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Caroline Loppke

New Stuff: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Karen O sings on one song on the new Swans' album, and I thought I'd finally check out her band.

Tamara Bila

New Stuff: Dinosaur Jr

New album expectedly enjoyable!

Ania Jozwiak

ph: Jacek Zajac

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Who's That Girl?

Art: Ted Nasmith

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Alexandra Egorova

A day in the life, Sep 17

A day in the life, Sep 17, clouds

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Godfrey Cambridge


Katie Braatvedt

New York

Marya Timonina

ph: Danil Golovkin

First Lines: Arthur Conan Doyle - A Scandal in Bohemia

(art: Sidney Paget)

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lida Egorova

A day in the life, Sep 16

A day in the life, Sep 16, evening sky

Anna Kuznetsova

ph: Justin Chan

The Passionate Friends (1949)

Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man and then they meet again.

Meticulously made but cooly told Ménage à trois.

Halliwell**: "A simple and obvious dramatic situation is tricked out with flashbacks and the inimitable high style of its director to make a satisfying entertainment."

Maltin**1/2: "Predictable love triangle among the upper classes, enhanced by strong cast and Lean's craftmanship."

Nastya Smerechevskaya

The Island (2005)

A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvestable being", and is being kept as a source of replacement parts, along with others, in a Utopian facility.
Watch an interesting premise degrade into a mediocre mainstream mayhem action thriller.


Who's That Girl?

Art: Maly Siri

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