Saturday, September 19, 2015

Window faces

Regensburg, September 2015

Hannah Vandermolen

ph: Sophie Holland

A day in the life, Sep 18

A day in the life, Sep 18, clouds

Jamie Bochert

New York

TWA Terminal

Natasha Poly

ph: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

First Lines: Margaret Millar - Beast in View

The voice was quiet, smiling.

Vasilisa Pavlova

ph: Patrik Sehlstedt

A day in the life, Sep 17

A day in the life, Sep 17, objet trouvé

Marloes Horst

ph: James Macari

Mémoires pour Simone (1986)

TV documentary as a tribute to Simone Signoret.

Sensitive and insightful homage, more essay than docuemtary, typical for Chris Marker's style of appraoch.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Caroline Trentini

ph: Peter Lindbergh

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Greg Foley)

Keira Knightley

ph: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot

Les diaboliques (1955)

The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

A classic horror mystery melodrama that stills manages to thrill and shock; masterfully executed in all departments.

Halliwell***: "Highly influential, suspenseful and scary thriller with a much-copied twist typical of its authors. Slow to start and shabby-looking as befits its grubby school setting, it gathers momentum with the murder and turns the screw with fine professionalism."

Maltin***1/2: "Classic ciller builds slowly, surely to final quarter hour that will drive you right up the wall. A must."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Paula Rae Gibson

Tamsin Egerton

Window faces

Regensburg, September 2015

Taylor Marie Hill

ph: Hasse Nielsen

A day in the life, Sep 16

A day in the life, Sep 16, objet trouvé

Ajoh Chol

ph: David Paprocki

New York

Antonina Vasylchenko

First Lines: Adam Hall - The Quiller Memorandum

A couple of air-hostesses cames in through the glass doors, crisp and pure-looking in Lufthansa uniforms.

Sybil Buck

ph: Serge Barbeau

A day in the life, Sep 15

A day in the life, Sep 15, they're watching us

Mariane Calazan

ph: Nicole Heiniger

New Stuff: My Bloody Valentine

A rare live album from 1985 (!) - a gift from my pal Ralf.

Alla Kostromichova

ph: Kevin Sinclair

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chainsaw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Relentlessly effective horror shocker that stops at nothing in its terror - with grim humour (if you can take it) and all filmed in broad daylight.

Halliwell**: "Relentless horror thriller adapted from real events which also inspired Psycho; its cult success led to a flood of similar slasher movies, though few reached its level of sustained terror."

Maltin***: "Sweat-inducing, claustrophobic, unrelenting suspense-comic-horror film. Classic and influential - and nowhere nearly as violent as it's reputed to be."

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Lera Kiryakova

ph: Catharina Pavitschitz

New Stuff: Mad Max: Fury Road

Missed seeing it on the big screen...

Valerie Van der Graaf

ph: Grant Thomas

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (2002)

Astérix and Obélix go to Egypt to help architect Numérobis who is building a palace for Cleopatra.
Fairly entertaining live action adaptation of the beloved comic classic; well produced, it has its moments, but a lot of the humour is quite silly.
Halliwell*: "Jolly slapstick romp through Roman history with some good gags along the way."

Karlie Kloss

ph: Alasdair McLellan

New Stuff: The Big Bang Theory

Finally got season 8!

Who's That Girl?

Art: Pierre-Marie Beyle


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Anna Cleveland

ph: Bjarne Jonasson

A day in the life, Sep 14

A day in the life, Sep 14, welcome

Sera Park

New York

23rd street at the flatiron building, 1903

Xiao Wen Ju

ph: Damon Baker

First Lines: Anthony Price - The Labyrinth Makers

Every August 14 for twenty-three years Mrs Steerforth put the same In Memoriam in the Daily Telegraph:

STEERFORTH, John Adair Steerforth, Flt Lieut, DFC, RAFVR. Lost at sea, September 1945. On   this, his birthday, not forgotten - Mother.

Hélène Desmettre

ph: Kevin Sinclair

A day in the life, Sep 13

A day in the life, Sep 13, objet trouvé

Kiara Kabukuru

New Stuff: Sonic Youth

An album recorded live at the Cabaret Metro in Chicago on October 14, 1987, featuring songs mostly from the album Sister - and I didn't have it yet!