Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Elise Lou

ph: Signe Vilstrup

A day in the life, Dec 29

A day in the life, Dec 29, Regensburg at night

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Constance Collier



Josefine Ekman Nilsson

ph: Tobias Lundkvist

New York

New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York, 1937

Claudia Guarnieri

ph: Marco Castellani and Renata Lizskai

First Lines: Michael Shaara - The Killer Angels

He rode into the dark of the woods and dismounted.

Monday, December 30, 2013

April Kosky

A day in the life, Dec 28

A day in the life, Dec 28, Regensburg by night

Ariane Koizumi

Code 46 (2003)

A futuristic love story in which the romance is doomed by genetic incompatibility.

Well-intentioned sci-fi melodrama which aims for an atmosphere of melancholy and doom, but is mostly tedious.

Maltin**: "Intriguing idea is terminally aloof and gives us no one to care about."

Elise Smidt

ph: Anne Menke

Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child (2010)

Documentary of Jimi Hendrix' life.

Solid documentary that is mainly presented in Jimi Hendrix' own words, but in the end doesn't come up with any new facts. (The German version is blighted by having soft boy singer Xavier Nadoo dub Jimi's words.)

Heather Marks

ph: Hong Jang Hyun

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s singer-songwriter, Rodriguez.

Fascinating documentary of something of a miracle, although some facts were omitted; in any case, Rodriguez wins by character and his wonderful songs.

Maltin***: "Compelling documentary...A so-incredible-it-must-be-true story doesn't provide as many answers about Rodriguez as one would like, but it's irresistable, with plenty of his songs and clever use of animation. It all leads to a satisfying and uplifting conclusion."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Anita Albus

Bio (in German):


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Audrey Anderson

A day in the life, Dec 27

A day in the life, Dec 27, standing outside looking inside

Maria Borges

From my vaults: Colette



Donyale Luna

New York

Drake Burnette

ph: Sebastian Kim

First Lines: Eudora Welty - The Optimist's Daughter

A nurse held the door open for them.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sheila Marquez

A day in the life, Dec 26

A day in the life, Dec 26, Christmas boy


New Stuff: The Girl Next Door

A Christmas gift from my pal Dan.

Michelle Pfeiffer

New Stuff: The Woman

A Christmas gift from my pal Dan.

Ingrid Bergman

New Stuff: Battlestar Galactica

A Christmas gift from Ursula.

Bettie Page

Puss in Boots (2011)

The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Enjoyable side trip to the Shrek series has its moments, but nothing really special.

Maltin**1/2: "Lively and masterfully staged, this makes great use of 3-D but gets to be a bit long and plot-heavy coming down the stretch. Puss, as voiced by Banderas, is essentially a one-joke character...but it's a pretty funny joke."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Ernö Vadas

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Marique Schimmel

A day in the life, Dec 25

A day in the life, Dec 25, clouds

Marianne Faithfull

From my vaults: Ornette Coleman



Anastasia Kuznetsova

ph: Nikolay Biryukov

New York

Christmas lights in New York City

Dewi Driegen

ph: Ishi

First Lines: Wallace Stegner - Angle of Repose

Now I believe they will leave me alone.

Melinda Szepesi

ph: Jeff Hahn

A day in the life, Dec 24

A day in the life, Dec 24, Dooley likes Christmas, too

Maria Pukhanova

ph: Lena Kholkina

9 (2009)

A rag doll that awakens in a post-apocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.
Wonderfully animated and with some likable characters, but the plot is not that inspired.
Maltin**1/2: "Animated science-fiction yarn is imaginatively designed and well staged, but never becomes emotionally engaging as its too-familiar story plays out."