Saturday, August 29, 2015

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Matt Weber

Esther de Jong

ph: Paolo Roversi

A day in the life, Aug 27

A day in the life, Aug 27, sidewalk cracks

Monica Cosac

ph: Tibi Clenci

New York

Tanya Dziahileva

ph: David Vasiljevic

First Lines: Michael Gilbert - Smallbone Deceased

First will be set out the Parties, each by his full name and address and by a Description, as, Lieutenant - Colonel in His Majesty's Grenadier regiment of Footguards, Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Judicature, Clerk in Holy Orders, Butcher, or as the case may be and (where of the female sex) wife, widow, spinster or feme sole.

Lupita Nyong'o

A day in the life, Aug 26

A day in the life, Aug 26, objet trouvé

Grace Anderson

New Stuff: Hollow Triumph

Another one from the Film Noir series, a lot more to come soon, since they're currently on offer to a reduced price.

Jamie van Dyke

New Stuff: The Bride of Frankenstein

After having recently rewatched Frankenstein I just had to get the continuation.

Jenna Pietersen

The General Died at Dawn (1936)

Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Exotic adventure drama has good atmosphere, excellent production value and a good cast, but is a bit slow-going, and the finale outstays its welcome.

Halliwell**: "Heavy-going but very decorative studio-bound intrigue which seems to take place on the old Shanghai Express sets with an extra fusion of dry ice. An intellectual's picture of its day."

Maltin***1/2: "Fine, atmospheric drama of Oriental intrigue..."

Bettie Page

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Stuff: Mats Gustafsson

I missed getting this album at Mats Gustafsson's performance in Landshut last month - there were only a few copies and quickly sold out.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Isa Genzken

Auguste Abeliunaite

ph: Julia Noni

A day in the life, Aug 25

A day in the life, Aug 25, sidewalk pattern

Marianne Faithfull

New York

Tiiu Kuik

First Lines: Mary Stewart - Nine Coaches Waiting

I was thankful that nobody was there to meet me at the airport.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Flo Dron

A day in the life, Aug 24

A day in the life, Aug 24, friends

Nicole Kidman

ph: Peter Lindbergh

The AristoCats (1970)

With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

Not quite on level with previous Disney masterpieces, this animated feature nonetheless delights with harmless humour, loveable characters and less sentimentality. 

Halliwell**: "Cartoon feature, a moderate example of the studio's work after Disney's death, with rather too few felicitous moments."

Maltin***: "Derivative of earlier Disney animated features but entertaining just the same."

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Frankie Rayder

New Stuff: Mette Rasmussen

Freejaazblog says. "Rasmussen's and Corsano's profound understanding of the liberating power of free, creative music is impressive. Strongly recommended."

Anais Pouliot

Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Mediocre and schmaltzy tearjerker that adds some mild thriller elements; it does have good photography and some suspense, but is otherwise unremarkable.

Maltin**1/2: "...has the requisite small-town scenery and romantic fireworks but adds thriller elements...Hallström manages to keep the Hallmark greeting card schmaltz to a minimum, mixing in some genuine suspense. Duhamel is appealing but Hough won't make us forget Meryl Streep anytime soon." 

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Paul Graham

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Alma Jodorowsky

ph: Jill Ann Wolf

A day in the life, Aug 23

A day in the life, Aug 23, sidewalk landscape

Matilda Price

New York

Miranda Kerr

First Lines: Reginald Hill - Underworld

'...the paddy broke down and we had to walk nearly the full length to pit bottom and there was a hell of a crowd there already and tempers were getting frayed.

Alana Kuznetsova

ph: David Slijper

Window faces

Regensburg, August 2015

Olivia O'Driscoll

ph: Karen Inderbitzen-Waller

A day in the life, Aug 22

A day in the life, Aug 22, objet trouvé

Gloria Dimitrova

New Stuff: Melanie

Some of her songs bring back memories...

Elena Melnik

The AristoCats (1970)

A favourite from my childhood (cats!), I haven't seen it again since it was released in 1970.