Saturday, March 16, 2013

Emily Senko

ph: Tung Walsh

A day in the life, Mar 14

A day in the life, Mar 14, at home

Emily Ratajkowski

ph: Tony Duran

The Red House (1947)

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Fairly suspenseful mystery with some Gothic touches, but with a repetitive plot and therefore a bit overlong.

Halliwell **: "Psycho-like suspense melodrama, too extended for comfort and too restricting for the actors, but effective in spurts."

Mona Johannesson

ph: Hasse Nielsen

Scanners (1981)

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.
What otherwise would be a pulp sci-fi horror story is turned  by masterful direction into a disquieting psychological thriller with some nasty details.

Halliwell (no star): "Overlong science fiction which concentrates on the nastier elements."

Maltin **1/2: "Rather plodding treatment of interesting idea, aided somewhat by great (if yucky) special effects."

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Art: Jørgen Boberg

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Ji Hyun Jeong

A day in the life, Mar 13

A day in the life, Mar 13, Regensburg by night

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Muriel Catala


Nana Strand

In the Dark

Regensburg, February 2013

Cornelia Tat

ph: Rui Faria

New York

Leigh Yaeger

First Lines: Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls

(ph: Wilbur R. Mattoon)

He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees.

Kirsty Hume

ph: Steven Meisel

A day in the life, Mar 12

A day in the life, Mar 12, Regensburg by night

Isabeli Fontana

Find Me Guilty (2006)

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.

Refreshingly lighthearted and humorous courtroom drama with a sursprisngly off-kilter performance by Vin Diesel.

Maltin ***: "Diesel gives a wonderful, transformative performance...Better than most crime fiction, this lively courtroom-mob saga is impeccably cast and directed with brio by Lumet, whoalso cowrote the screenplay. Putting Louis Prima on the soundtrack doesn't hurt, either."

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Frederikke Winther

ph: Taki Bibelas

New Stuff: The New Yorker

art: Maira Kalman

Jenny Knight

Runaway Jury (2003)

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Although the plot is far-fetched and at times almost confusing, intelligent direction and the stars provide for an entertaining courtroom thriller with a satisfying ending.

Halliwell *: "Moderately enjoyable, if implausible, melodrama of jury tampering."

Maltin ***: "Entertaining if longish adaptation of John Grisham's novel...Finale doesn't have the emotional  punch it should, but it's such a treat to watch these actors at work it almost doesn't matter."

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Photographer: Marie Zucker

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Katryn Kruger

ph: Miguel Reveriego

A day in the life, Mar 11

A day in the life, Mar 11, objet trouvé

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Cat Power


Cristina Mantas

In the Dark

Regensburg, February 2013

Kirsi Pyrhonen

ph: Jeff Hahn

New York

New York’s 11th Avenue, 1909

Madisyn Ritland

ph: François Rotger

First Lines: François Mauriac - Thérèse

The barrister opened a door.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cinthia Moura

A day in the life, Mar 10

A day in the life, Mar 10, by night

Laura Jade

The Call of the Wild (1972)

A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

Simplistic, but highly effective adventure movie, in which the dog is indeed the true hero.

Halliwell (no star): "Closer to the book than the previous versions, but curiously scrappy and unsatisfactory."

Maltin **1/2: "Lacklustre version of the Jack London adventure classic, produced by a multinational film combine and wasting the talents of a diverse cast. One redeeming quality: the striking Finnish scenery."


Diana Gärtner

Mindhunters (2004)

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Standard thriller fare with a serial killer touch, mildy entertaining, although a bit far-fetched.

On second view: far-fetched it is, but a premise one can follow as entertaining.

Maltin **: "Moderately suspenseful and well-acted thriller sticks close to the TEN LITTLE INDIANS formula."

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Photographer: Henry Bond