Saturday, January 24, 2015

Aygul Galimullina

ph: Josephine Peneff

The Cat and the Canary (1978)

A group of potential heirs gather in a forbidding old house to learn which of them will inherit a fortune and learn that a flesh-rending maniac is loose.

Slightly tongue-in-cheek and rather frumpy crime farce, which is surprising for a director better known for his adult erotic films.

Halliwell (no star): "An overpowerlingly cast but half-heartedly scripted remake, which after a spirited beginning bores more than thrills."

Maltin**1/2: "Entertaining remake...with a likable cast; reasonably faithful to the original..."

Margaryta Senchylo

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Teddy Meyer

Karyna Prysmakova

Rarely Heard: Caroline Weeks - Elegy

I came across Caroline Weeks via MySpace and instantly got her first album. She is a music and visual artist who works both independently and collaboratively. So far she has recorded an album of solo works called Songs For Edna on Manimal Vinyl in 2009 and is currently working on material for her second album. Caroline has also recorded and performed with Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes which included touring with Radiohead on their In Rainbows tour where she met Philip Selway (drummer of Radiohead) which sparked another musical project. Caroline is also creatively involved in projects with Collectress and Triangulation.

Liv Mathis

Window faces

Regensburg, January 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Kirsty Davies

A day in the life, Jan 22

A day in the life, Jan 22, a sign

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Laraine Day

Lindsey Byard

New York

Lew Fields' Herald Square Theatre (1908)

Edie Sedgwick

First Lines: Carl Sagan - Contact

By human standards it could not possibly have been artificial: It was the size of a world.

Polina Borodina

R.I.P. Ian Allen

Ngo Thanh Van?

ph: Zhang Jingna

Ewa Wladymiruk

Rarely Heard: Björk - Álfur Út Úr Hól

I guess I needn't explain much about Björk, most of her music is indeed highly ackowledged and well-known, rightly so. Lesser known is maybe the fact that in Iceland she had already been a star at the age of 11. At that age she released her very first album and it had some lovely cover versions on it. Let's see, if you can recognize this song?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Noreen Carmody

ph: Roberto D'Este

Window faces

Regensburg, January 2015

Alysha Nett

A day in the life, Jan 21

A day in the life, Jan 21, selfie

Anett Griffel

The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

A strung-out junkie deals with daily demoralizing drug addiction while crippled wife and card sharks continue to pull him down.

At the time a groudbreaking an realistic depiction of addiction the movie still fascinates due to excellent performances, professional direction and great b/w photography.

Halliwell*: "Sensational on its first release, with its cold turkey scenes, this now seems a muddled impressionist melodrama with echoes of the silent German cinema and much over-acting and miscasting all round. But Sinatra is good; and it is different..."

Maltin***: "...Sinatra's performance is still provocative, especially in the actor's gets-the-shakes withdrawal scene. Otherwise, the film (which appears to have been shot on the cheap) has lost some, though hardly all, of its power."


Nadege du Bospertus

New Stuff: To the Wonder

After finally having watched The Tree of Life I have decided to check out Terrence Malicks most recents movies.

Niki Taylor

ph: Rico Puhlmann

Le salaire de la peur (1953)

In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

A classic of suspenseful cinema that also offers good detail to the period and place of the action, I still think it takes a bit too long, before the actual story begins.

Halliwell***: "After too extened an introduction to the less than admirable characters, this fascinating film resolves itself into a suspense shocker with one craftily managed bad moment after another."

Maltin***1/2: "Marvelous, gritty, and extremely suspenseful epic..."

Sasha Grey

New Stuff: O.S.T. Boardwalk Empire

Ursula wanted this soundtrack especially, because it has the song Carrickfergus on it.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Tomek Jankowski

Cláudia Morais

A day in the life, Jan 20

A day in the life, Jan 20, window display

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Dorothy Day

Greta Zhekova

ph: Lazar Goushev & Slav Anastasov

New York

Hudson Street (1865)

Tanya Dziahileva

ph: Marcus Ohlsson

First Lines: Madeleine L'Engle - A Wrinkle In Time

It was a dark and stormy night.

Caroline Schurch

ph: Ash Kingston

A day in the life, Jan 19

A day in the life, Jan 19, birds in a tree

Beri Smither

New Stuff: Zeitkratzer/Whitehouse

Who would have imagined that Zeitkratzer'd release a second album of Whitehouse interpretations?

Bruna Tiedt

ph: Gui Paganini

New Stuff: The Knife

It took a while till this album became available on cd, I finally got it now.

Marta Bez

ph: Naomi Yang