Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Tomer Hanuka)

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Wayne Miller

Gracie Van Gastel

ph: Willy Vanderperre


February 2016, Tierpark

Lydia Hunt

ph: Carmelo Donato

A day in the life, Apr 7

A day in the life, Apr 7, objet trouvé

Kim van der Laan

ph: Nicole Bentley

New York

Arizona Muse

First Lines: Christy Brown - My Left Foot

I was born in the Rotunda Hospital, on June 5th, 1932.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Anastasia Kolganova


February 2016, Tierpark

Hannah Novak

A day in the life, Apr 6

A day in the life, Apr 6, growth

Aria Darcella

ph: Pino Leone

New Stuff: Nisennenmondai

A new album by Japanese trio Nisennenmondai is always a treat!

Nataliya Piro

Animal Kingdom (2010)

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Intense and at times harrowing study of a criminal family, cast and production succedd in creating a very bleak world.

Maltin***: "Tough, uncomprimising drama always has one more surprise up its sleeve."

Lily Donaldson

ph: Paola Kudacki

New Stuff: Explosions in the Sky

The new album by pots rock band Explosions in the Sky.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Andrew Ferez

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kristina Lisovenko


February 2016, Tierpark

Kasia Jujeczka

A day in the life, Apr 5

A day in the life, Apr 5, Regensburg in the evening

Karen Elson

New York

Neil Libbert:  Grand Central Station, New York, 1960

Alexa Chung

ph: Patrick Demarchelier

First Lines: Susanna Kaysen - Girl, Interrupted

People ask, How did you get in there?

Josephine Keuter


February 2016, Tierpark

Lara Bingle

ph: Margaret Zhang

A day in the life, Apr 4

A day in the life, Apr 4, at work

Lee Hye Seung

New Stuff: Led Zeppelin

After trying to avoid Led Zeppelin for 40 years I decided to give and take a chance.

Bambi Northwood-Blyth

ph: Quentin De Briey

Red Rock West (1993)

When a promised job for a Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, he is mistaken to be the hitman hired to kill an unfaithful wife.

Playful and highly artificial Neo Noir has its moments,  especially when spiced with irony, and some great cinematography but hardly ever evokes a Noir feeling.

Halliwell*: "Enjoyable, blackly comic thriller with plenty of twists and turns."

Maltin***: "Rock-solid little thriller, crammed with twists, turns and suspense...Nothing that occurs is logical or probable, but the film is so good (and so funny) that you are willing to go along for the ride. Hopper aficiandos will savor his performance as "Lyle, from Dallas," the smarmiest of psychos, who is the real hit man."

Lenka Varvarova

New Stuff: The Last Shadow Puppets

I enjoyed their first album very much, so I got the new one, too.

Ia Wenedikter

Suffragette (2015)

In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of a working wife and mother.

Old-fashioned, but efficiently produced period movie that manages to stir up the emotions on a key issue of 20th century history; the cast is excellent. 

Helene Hammer

New Stuff: Merzbow

A tribute album that also contains two contributions by Merzbow himself.

Daphne Guinness

Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

A brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

Covering the same (true) story as John Boorman's brilliant The General this version sucessfully manages to emphasize the humourous aspects and entertains quite well.

Halliwell (no star): "Partly based on the true-life exploits of Martin Cahill, this is a run-of-the-mill thriller with some unconvincing cast."

Maltin*1/2: "The main character is so arrogant and and unlikable that it isn't fun to watch him taunt authority. Fiorentino and Spacey fumble with their brogues in this otherwise forgettable film."