Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brynja Jónbjarnardóttir

ph: Antia Pagant

A day in the life, Nov 8

A day in the life, Nov 8, moth

Polina Blinova

ph: Alain Richard

From my vaults: Jean -Pierre Cargol

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Tayane Leão Melo

ph: Jacques Dequeker

New York

(ph: Shawn Hoke)

Alek Alexeyeva

First Lines: Carl Sagan - Cosmos

The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Yana Sotnikova

ph: Ryan Kalivretenos

A day in the life, Nov 7

A day in the life, Nov 7, window display

Evgenia Sizanyuk

Julia (2008)

A woman tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait.

What at first seems to be a social study of life's outcasts turns into quite a suspenseful adventure.

Maltin***: "You never know where this audacious, fast-paced film is heading next, and it's a wild rie...but even at its most outlandish Swinton keeps itfirmly anchored. French filmmaker Zonca made this as an homage to John Cassavetes' GLORIA."

Nicola Haffmans

Koroshi no rakuin (1967)

aka Branded to Kill

A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.

Wildly imaginative absurdist Noir parody, a tour de force of surreal images and  unexpected plot twists.

Halliwell **: "A strange but enjoyable thriller, with its quirky originality, odd angles and odder hero as well as some effective suspense."

Maltin ***: "Stylish and surreal deconstruction of the Yakuza genre...Typically irreverent and subversive film from cult director Suzuki is also fairly incoherent but technically dazzling."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Andrew Brauteseth

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ali Lohan

A day in the life, Nov 6

A day in the life, Nov 6, objet trouvé

Natalia Vodianova

ph: Paolo Roversi

From my vaults: Mara Carfagna


Jess Gold

New York

Julia Belakova

First Lines: John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come

As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Iekeliene Stange

ph: Scott Trindle

A day in the life, Nov 5

A day in the life, Nov 5, objet trouvé

Stephanie Seymour

ph: Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi

New Stuff: Maps

A band I discovered by coincidence and thought I'd look into.

Solange Wilvert

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Insightful. imaginatively investigated and polemic documentary about a dubious institution.

Maltin ***: "Smart, often hilarious documentary...Also an engrossing detective story..."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Andreanna Arambula

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Leah De Wavrin

A day in the life, Nov 4

A day in the life, Nov 4, window display

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Harry Carey


Monroe Alvarez

New York

Diana Moldovan

First Lines: Don DeLillo - Cosmopolis

Sleep failed him more often now, not once or twice a week, but four times, five.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Inna Zobova

A day in the life, Nov 3

A day in the life, Nov 3, window display

Allegra Carpenter

ph: Ben Sullivan

Suddenly (1954)

In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap a family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Despite a promising premise the movie is quite uneven and has a dubious message, but Frank Sinatra's performance is very good as a psychopath assassin.

Halliwell *: "Moderately effective minor suspenser with rather too much psychological chat."

Maltin ***1/2: "White-knuckle thriller...with Sinatra excellent in thoroughly detestable role; rest of cast equally fine."

Laine Rogova

ph: Natalie Berezina

Ruby (1992)

A story dealing with Jack Ruby, a Texas nightclub owner, and the events in his life leading up to his killing of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Well produced and played study of Jack Ruby's persona which merely implies certain possibilities of a conspiracy

Halliwell (no stars): "Muddled, small-scale, mainly fictional conspiracy movie that confuses the issues it attempts to explain."

Maltin ** 1/2: "OK speculation...Aiello is good and period recreations are adequate, but film suffers from too many lawyer dictated characterizations (Frank Sinatra becomes singer "Tony Montana")."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Nicole Absher

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