Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fie de Jong

A day in the life, Apr 11

A day in the life, Apr 11, sky over Regensburg

Agnes Buzala

From my vaults: Marilyn Chambers


Han Hye Jin

ph: Hong Jang Hyun

In the Dark

Regensburg, March 2013

Trish Goff

New York

Josephine Skriver

ph: Henrique Gendre

First Lines: Heinrich Böll - Billiards at Half Past Nine

This morning, for the first time ever, Faehmel was curt with her, almost rude.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Milla Jovovich

ph: Sean & Seng

A day in the life, Apr 10

A day in the life, Apr 10, window display

Missy Rayder

ph: Gregory Harris

The Phantom (1996)

The Phantom, descendent of a line of African heroes, travels to New York to thwart a criminal genius.

Playful mixture of superhero comic and jungle adventure, mildly entertaining.

Halliwell (no star): "A limp action movie featuring a dull super-hero, this is below-par Saturday matinee stuff."

Maltin **: "Lead-footed emulation of Saturday matinee serials, using Lee Falk's masked comic-strip hero ("the ghost who walks"), who starred in a bona fide serial in 1943...Well-meaning INDIANA JONES wannabe has no energy and offers large-scale stunts without knowing how to stage them!"

Caroline Austin

The New Yorker

(art: Edward Sorel)

Charlotte Bruge

Incendies (2010)

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Gripping and in the end harrowing exploration of the impacts war has on the lives on everyone involved, unfortunately told in a roundabout way.

Maltin ***1/2: "A tough, spellbinding story that deals with forgiveness and resolution, adapted by the director from Wajdi Mouawad's play. Note that the Middle Eastern country is never named."

Rie Rasmussen

ph: Norbert Schoerner

New Stuff: Source Code

A gift from my pal Ralf!

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Diana Scheunemann


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Charlotte Carey

ph: Adam Custins

A day in the life, Apr 9

A day in the life, Apr 9, Regensburg

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Roger B. Chaffee


Andi Muise

In the Dark

Regensburg, March 2013

Natasa Vojnovic

New York

Lana Del Rey

ph: Nicole Nodland

First Lines: Pablo Neruda - Memorial de Isla Negra

something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
that fire
and wrote the first faint line,
faint without substance, pure
pure wisdom,
of someone who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
and open.

Lovani Pinnow

ph: Bob Wolfenson

A day in the life, Apr 8

A day in the life, Apr 8, C17

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Débora Muller

New Stuff: Carmen Villain

Interesting experimental album by an artist, othewise known as the fashion Carmen Maria Hillestad.

Robyn Lawley

ph: Lady Tarin

Dead Silence (2007)

A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist

Nasty little shocker with a silly plot and no surprises.

Maltin **: "The creators of SAW fashioned this ho-hum horror chiller...While not as gratuitously gory as many contemporary horror films, it's annoyingly illogical and overly familiar."

Zenia Sevastyanova

New Stuff: Joseph Byrd

An album of Joseph Byrd's early works, something I've been searching for ages.

Sara Sampaio

Hooligans (2005)

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Lively and violent drama about English hooligans with a dubious stance, and it is also questionable, if the hooligan scene is depicted realistically.

Maltin **: "Intriguing film plays out badly, with story contrivances and changes in tone submerging some of its better qualities. Painfully violent at times."

Heather Marks

ph: Xevi Muntané

New Stuff: The Flaming Lips

Their new album!

Kim Alexis

Reservation Road (2007)

The lingering weight of tragedy threatens to pull two men under following a harrowing hit-and-run accident.

Although well played and staged, this drama unfortunately doesn't find an appropriate resolution.

Maltin **1/2: "Balance of the story explores the anguish of the bereaved parents - and the driver's overpowering, paralyzing guilt. Intelligent, well-acted adaptation of John Burnham Schwartz's novel (which he wrote with George)...but emotionally demanding and tough to watch."

Daria Zhemkova

ph: Jacob Sadrak

New Stuff: Chris Ware

I finally got this classic 'graphic novel'!

Who's That Girl?

(ph: Nicolás Santiñaque)