Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lindsay Frimodt

A day in the life, Jan 24

A day in the life, Jan 24, Regensburg by night

Rose Byrne

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

Maltin *1/2: "Lame attempt to attract fans of the ALIEN and PREDATOR films... A waste."

This is at least the third time I've seen this one, it's being repeated so often on German late night TV. Nevertheless, it's still good escapism for that time of the day.

Zhenya Katava

ph: Pete Thompson

New Stuff: W.G. Sebald

A German author whose work I had always had wanted to look into.

Gemma Arterton

New Stuff: Death Grips

Amazing experimental hip hop album, almost went below my radar!

Cara Delevingne

ph: Angelo Pennetta

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Miru Kim

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Emma Stone

ph: Juergen Teller

A day in the life, Jan 23

A day in the life, Jan 23, snow

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Robert L. Carter


Analeigh Tipton

New York

Rianne ten Haken

ph: David Burton

First Lines: Romain Rolland - Jean-Christophe

From behind the house rises the murmuring of the river.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Melanie Pullen


Rachel Pouwer

ph: Antonio Andrade

A day in the life, Jan 21

A day in the life, Jan 21, objet trouvé

Lise Olsen

ph: Steven Chee

In Tranzit (2008)

In the winter of 1946, in Leningrad, a group of German prisoners of war are sent to a female transit camp by a cruel Russian commander.

Ambitious and atmospheric attempt on a  difficult political topic, but marred by its melodramatic elements and utilizing cliches of the prison camp movie genre.

Amanda Seyfried

ph: Dusan Reljin

New arrival: Karen Dalton

Only recently I came across her name and was instantly mesmerized.

Leticia Zuloaga

ph: Sergi Pons

Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

A master barrister in ill health takes on a man as client who is accused of having murdered an elderly lady.

Congenial adaptation of an Agatha Christie play full of humor, suspense and some surprise twists and topped by some stellar lead performances.

Halliwell ***: "Thoroughly likable though relentlessly over-expanded movie version of a clever stage thriller. Some miscasting and artificiality is condoned by smart dialogue and handling, one celebrated performance, and a handful of surprises."

Maltin ****: "Fantastically effective London courtroom suspenser from Agatha Christie play."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Maggie Taylor

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Catherine McNeil

A day in the life, Jan 20

A day in the life, Jan 20, tree

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Lynda Carter


Emilia Skuza

New York

Alexandra Carl

ph: Damon Baker

First Lines: Rabindranath Tagore - Gitanjali

Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure.

Sara Steiner

ph: Xevi Muntane

A day in the life, Jan 19

A day in the life, Jan 19, winter

Wylie Hays

ph: Billy Ballard

Dinner Rush (2000)

Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant in New York owned by a proprietor and bookmaker.

Refreshingly professional mixture of melodrama, humor, haute cuisine and suspense full of memorable moments.

Halliwell **: "Enjoyable movie which uses food as an indicator of changing tastes and moral values, though everyone here gets their just desserts."

Maltin ***: "Flavorful film has the ring of truth - inside the kitchen and out - and is brimming with life."

Kathleen Burbridge

Dodge City (1939)

A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Lively and  good-humored Western adventure, typical for the Curtiz-Flynn-De Havilland movie series of the time.

Halliwell ***: "Standard, satisfying big-scale Western with all cliches intact and very enjoable, as is the soft, rich early colour. The story is plainly inspired by the exploits of Wyatt Earp."

Maltin ***: "...entertaining large-scale Western, withh Warner Bros. stock company and the granddaddyof all barroom brawls. The principal inspiration for BLAZING SADDLES."