Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kate Kondas

ph: Norbert Zsolyomi

A day in the life, Jun 18

A day in the life, Jun 18, standing outside looking inside

Mariina Keskitalo

ph: Tim Kiukas

New York

Magdalena Frackowiak

ph: David Bellemere

First Lines: Edmund Crispin - The Moving Toyshop

Richard Cadogan raised his revolver, took careful aim and pulled the trigger.

Susannah Liguori

A day in the life, Jun 17

A day in the life, Jun 17, ducks

Julie Hoomans

New Stuff: Tarantula

Third movie from the pack is one of my favourites!

Claudia Seiler

New Stuff: The Andromeda Strain

Another acquisition from the package deal.

Ondria Hardin

Sorority Row (2009)

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Unimiaginative and unexciting slasher with a cast of thoroughly disagreeable characters.

Maltin*1/2: "Complete with beautiful half-naked girls, sex, and blood, this typical "scary movie" doesn't make any attempt to be original."

Gemma Ward

ph: Barnaby Roper

New Stuff: Frankenstein

Recently found three movie classics for a tenner.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: W. & D. Downey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lara Mullen

ph: Andew Yee

A day in the life, Jun 15

A day in the life, Jun 15, standing outside looking inside

Claire Forlani

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future.

The story is not new, there are hardly any surprises otherwise, and the militaristic stance is unappealing; but the result is a professionally made, exciting and entertaining action movie.

Maltin***: "Intriguing premise is punched across in this kinetically entertaining science fiction yarn, sharply directed by Liman."

Kylie James

New Stuff: King Lear

Ever since I heard about Godard signing a contact with Globus and Golan to make the film on a napkin at the Cannes Film Festival including the director's unbelievable casting requests I've wanted to see the movie, but haven't so far.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Emma Balfour

ph: Thierry Le Goules

Julie & Julia (2009)

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Likable lightweight and mildy humorous account of the two protagonists' stories; Meryl Streep is, like ever, marvelous.

Maltin***: "Streep is a marvel to behold as the fabled chef (with Tucci a perfect partner as her loving husband), and Adams is well cast as her modern-day disciple. What might have been a great film goes on too long and doesn't provide a satisfying finale."

Ziyi Zhang

New Stuff: The Allman Brothers Band

Finally: I now possess the essential first five albums of one of my favourite bands.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Nicola Samorì

Siouxsie Sioux

A day in the life, Jun 14

A day in the life, Jun 14, Regensburg by night

Natalia Chabanenko

ph: Erik Madigan Heck

New York

476 Broadway, New York 1870

Keira Knightley

First Lines: Dorothy L. Sayers - Murder Must Advertise

'And by the way,' said Mr Hankin, arresting Miss Rossiter as she rose to go, 'there is a new copy-writer coming in today.'

Vlada Saulchenkova

ph: Julien Vallon

Window faces

Regensburg, June 2015

Vivian Hsu

A day in the life, Jun 13

A day in the life, Jun 13, Susie and Bubi in my bed

Khadijha Red-Thunder

Birdy (1984)

After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

At heart a moving drama about a close friendship, this movie scores with two excellent lead performances and some memorable visual moments thanks to Alan Parker's imaginative direction.

Halliwell (no star): "A case history that somewhat lacks plot advancement. Too self-indulgent even to earn marks for trying."

Maltin***1/2: ""...a surprisingly workable movie despite a weak "gag" ending. Terrific performances, with Modine a standout in a tricky, physically demanding role."