Saturday, January 23, 2016

Lina Berg

ph: William Lords

A day in the life, Jan 21

A day in the life, Jan 21, standing outisde looking inside

Gefen Assor

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: John Cuneo)

Clémence Poésy

ph: Christophe Rihet

Bat*21 (1988)

During the Vietnam War, a colonel's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Professionally produced and well-played straightforward war drama, more centered on suspense than any political implications.

Halliwell**: "Effective and suspenseful drama of the muddle and moral expediencies of war, based on a true story."

Maltin***: "Taut, compelling film, based on a true story, with fine cting all around."

Friday, January 22, 2016

Allison Harvard

New Stuff: The Wire

Who's That Girl?

Art: Marguerite Davis

Paz Vega

Window faces

Regensburg, January 2016

Maria Dvirnik

A day in the life, Jan 20

A day in the life, Jan 20, Regensburg by night

Josefin Gustafsson

New York

Brooklyn Bridge. New York City, New York. 1896

Sun Feifei

First Lines: Edmund Crispin - The Moving Toyshop

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

Silvia Dimitrova

A day in the life, Jan 19

A day in the life, Jan 19, winter

Ling Liu

New Stuff: The Handsome Family

I've always to get an album by The Handsome Family, and this one includes the great title song for True Detective.

Svetlana Mukhina

The Other Man (2008)

The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.
Well-played drama starts off as a tale of frantic jealousy, but with an artful twist turns into a sympathetic study of understanding and forgiveness.

Maltin**1/2: "Stars are in fine form, but the would-be film noir becomes a lukewarm soap opera."

Soekie Gravenhorst

New Stuff: Thomas Ligotti

The Conspiracy against the Human Race is renowned horror writer Thomas Ligotti's first work of nonfiction in which he lays out his nihilistic world view.

Emily Ratajkowski

The Burning Plain (2008)

A drama concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Well-intentioned and well-cast drama about love, guilt and redemption with a complex, but somewhat overladen storyline.

Maltin**: "Piecing this story puzzle together is moderately intriguing but the characters' fates are discouragingly bleak. Somber, well-acted drama marks screenwriter Arriaga's directing debut, and follows his signature style of presenting seemingly disconnected stories that ultimately coalesce (21 GRAMS, BABEL, et. al.), but doesn't have the impact of his better scripts."

Audrey Hepburn

New Stuff: Orson Welles

Volume 2 of Simon Callow's monumental Orson Welles biography.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Robert Howlett

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Emma Roberts

A day in the life, Jan 18

A day in the life, Jan 18, objet trouvé

Hanna Verhees

ph: Chris Craymer

New York

1945 Brooklyn Bridge New York City

Lindsey Wixson

ph: Mario Testino

First Lines: Bram Stoker - Dracula

3 May. Bistritz. -Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.

Jane Fonda

A day in the life, Jan 17

A day in the life, Jan 17, on my way home from work

Shelby Coleman

New Stuff: Thomas Ligotti

I came across this author through the True Detective TV series, will be collecting his works.

Belouka Almonacy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Stuff: Star Trek

Last season of the classic series.

Alisa Obrivanova

ph: Lena Pavlova

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

The animals try to fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African wildlife refuge, where a young lion is reunited with his parents.

Hyped-up, but only occassionally entertaining animated comedy; maybe children might enjoy it, but adults should rather avoid it.

Maltin**1/2: "Computer-animated comedy is a rarity for kids' movies: a sequel that improves on the original."

Elza Luijendijk

ph: Thomas Cooksey

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Anita Kunz)

Christy Turlington

ph: Dominique Issermann