Saturday, May 7, 2016

Olivia Paradise

A day in the life, May 5

A day in the life, May 5, blossoms

Maria Senko

New York

1910 Old Penn Station Concourse

Teresa Oman

First Lines: Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

I did stand-up comedy for eighteen years.

Raquel Nave

A day in the life, May 4

A day in the life, May 4, mannequin

Olivia Frederikke

New Stuff: Aurora

Love her song Running With the Wolves.

Valeria Dmitrienko

ph: Kinya

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises as the First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Successful rejuvenation of the Star Wars saga marrying its original antics with a modern view and a great, likable cast of new young heroes.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Silvia Keckesova

New Stuff: Andy Stott

Andy Stott's fourth album so far.

Myla Dalbesio

ph: Ben Watts

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Despite a star cast and a well-versed director this attempt to recreate a classic sreball comedy is lacklustre and hardly ever manages to produce any excitement - or laughs.

Halliwell (no star): "Trite, sickly, Cinderella romance with a miscast Fiennes, who, like his co-star, shows little talent for comedy."

Maltin***: "...a frothy, old-fashioned Cinderella story...Formulaic to be sure, but Fiennes' charm and Lopez's believability as a hardworking make it an enjoyable romantic fantasy."

Cara Delevingne

New Stuff: National Geographic

Who's That Girl?

Art: Amrita Sher-Gil

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Corinna Studier

Window faces

Regensburg, April 2016

Jane Birkin

A day in the life, May 3

A day in the life, May 3, objet trouvé

Stefanie Elsperman

New York

Anna Selezneva

ph: Nat Prakobsantisuk

First Lines: Katharine Hepburn - Me. Stories of My Life

I have a freind who keeps asking me why I am writing this book.

Adriana Cernanova

ph: Branislav Simoncik

A day in the life, May 2

A day in the life, May 2, standing outside looking inside

Katharine Hepburn

New Stuff: Eve's Bayou

Mentioned as inspiration to Beyonce's Lemonade I thought I'd take a look.

Sara Sampaio

The Exorcist (1973)

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

It's effective as a horror movie (although it takes an hour to build up the thrills) and counts as a classic of the genre, but the idea is still as silly as it was in the 70s; unfortunately, it inspired a whole series of likewise irrational movies loosely based on Christian themes.

Halliwell*: "Spectacularly ludicrous mishmash with unconfortable attention to physical detail and no talent for narrative or verisimilitude. Its sensational aspects, together with a sudden worldwide need for the supernatural, assured its enormous commercial success."

Maltin***1/2: "Intense, well-mounted adaptation of William Peter Blatty's best-seller, calculated to keep your stomach in knots from start to finish."

Nina Reijnders

ph: Philippe Biancotto

New Stuff: Nostalghia

Found this band on Twitter and got their album.

Aline Weber

ph: Miguel Reveriego

La malédiction d'Edgar (2013)

The FBI director's battle to retain power from the Kennedy clan.

Successfully informative and entertaining docudrama that centers its historic view on the complex  relationship between J. Edgar Hoover and the Kennedy family.

Morgane Dubled

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Bob Staake)

Kelsey Rogers

ph: David Urbanke

Welcome to New York (2014)

A powerful French politician goes on trial for sexually assaulting a chambermaid in his Manhattan hotel room.

A sulphurous and unshrouded attack at the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn irrespective of good taste; the movie is quite effective in what it wants to achieve. 

Shalom Harlow

ph: Tyen

New Stuff: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Arrived yesterday.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Chiara Samugheo