Friday, April 25, 2014

Carmen Soo

A day in the life, Apr 24

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

Jessica Paré

From my vaults: Anthony 'Tony Ducks' Corallo

Joan Smalls

New York

Josephine Skriver

First Lines: Ward Just - An Unfinished Season

The winter of the year my father carried my gun for his own protection was the coldest on record in Chicago.

Tao Okamoto

ph: Cuneyt Akeroglu

A day in the life, Apr 23

A day in the life, Apr 23, at the pub

Thea Skylstad

New Stuff: Pacific Rim

Another gift from my pal Ralf, since I want to watch this movie soon.

Ioanna Ntenti

ph: Santiago Esteban

New Stuff: Talking Heads

A gift from my pal Ralf, and a great addition to my collection.

Alexandra Timofte

ph: Oltin Dogaru

Little Fockers (2010)

The family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor and considers whther his son-in-law has what it takes.
Hardly amusing, and it shows that this is a forced continuation of the family saga comedy.
Maltin BOMB: "With enema, vomit, wee-wee, and e.d. gags, and tedious sitcomplications over building a house, planning a birthday party, and maybe or maybe not having an affair, the whole dispiriting endeavor leads to an alarming ensemble finale that sets up yet another sequel."

Samantha Gradoville

New Stuff: David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt is a South African photographer noted for his portrayal of South Africa during the period of apartheid and more recently that country's landscapes.

Freja Beha Erichsen

In Time (2011)

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. 
A fairly interesting premise is handled half-heartedly and turns into an endless chase movie.

Maltin**: "Runs out of steam pretty quickly as its central metaphor becomes painfully obvious."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Kat Philbin

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Anais Pouliot

First Lines: Marilynne Robinson - Gilead

I told you last night that I might be gone sometime, and you said, Where, and I said, To be with the Good Lord, and you said, Why, and I said, Because I'm old, and you said, I don't think you're old.

Teresa Oman

ph: Silja Magg

A day in the life, Apr 21

A day in the life, Apr 21, standing outside looking inside

Talytha Pugliesi

ph: Eduardo Rezende

New Stuff: Sweet Apple

Second album by this band including Joe Mascis.

Querelle Jansen

ph: Mel Bles

New Stuff: The Shining

This is the extended US version I haven't seen yet.

Jasmin Jalo

ph: Niko Mitrunen

New Stuff: Eels

It's been a while, but here they are again. I got the 'limited' edition with the additional cd.

Aleksandra Kolodziej

New Stuff: Mathew Brady

Mathew Brady is famous especially for his harrowing photos of the Civil War.

Anna Karina

Henry's Crime (2010)

Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

Light-hearted crime yarn, slightly entertaining, but not really inspired.

Maltin**1/2: "Shaggy-dog story grows on you as it goes along and is generally amusing, despite some glaring plot holes and an inconclusive ending. Farmiga, as a high-strung actress, nails her character, as does Caan, in a showy role as a career con man who's happiest behind bars. There's also a most unusual performance of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Ron Lee Brown