Saturday, January 2, 2010

Naomi Campbell

Harper (1966)

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

A bit too cool Chandleresque whodunit, but with some good scenes and lots of snappy dialogue.

Patrycja Gardygajlo

The Good Girl (2002)

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Competently directed and well performed bleak black comedy set mainly in a Texas small town retail store, a world credibly creating ennui in all its inhabitants.

Mariya Markina

The Family Man (2000)

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Fairly entertaining variation on It's a Wonderful Life.

Shelby Keeton

ph: Dimitris Skoulos

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Emma Maclaren

ph: Giulia Noni

From my vaults: Rex Allen

Iulia Carstea

New York

Deimante Misiunaite

Aesop: Androcles


A slave named Androcles once escaped from his master and fled
to the forest. As he was wandering about there he came upon a
Lion lying down moaning and groaning. At first he turned to flee,
but finding that the Lion did not pursue him, he turned back and
went up to him. As he came near, the Lion put out his paw, which
was all swollen and bleeding, and Androcles found that a huge
thorn had got into it, and was causing all the pain. He pulled
out the thorn and bound up the paw of the Lion, who was soon able
to rise and lick the hand of Androcles like a dog. Then the Lion
took Androcles to his cave, and every day used to bring him meat
from which to live. But shortly afterwards both Androcles and the
Lion were captured, and the slave was sentenced to be thrown to
the Lion, after the latter had been kept without food for several
days. The Emperor and all his Court came to see the spectacle,
and Androcles was led out into the middle of the arena. Soon the
Lion was let loose from his den, and rushed bounding and roaring
towards his victim. But as soon as he came near to Androcles he
recognised his friend, and fawned upon him, and licked his hands
like a friendly dog. The Emperor, surprised at this, summoned
Androcles to him, who told him the whole story. Whereupon the
slave was pardoned and freed, and the Lion let loose to his native

Diana Moldovan

The Movies I Watched in December

Alien³ (1992) 5
Becoming Jane (2007) 6
Frenzy (1972) 8

Ghost in the Machine (1993) 4
Gran Torino (2008) 9

Hide and Seek (2005) 5
Inkheart (2008) 5
L'enfant lion (1993) 6
Longtime Companion (1990) 6
Love Actually (2003) 4
Mountains of the Moon (1990) 6
Shane (1953) 6
Shield for Murder (1954) 6
Snow Cake (2006) 6
The Getaway (1972) 7

The Hitcher (1986) 6
The Human Factor (1979) 5
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) 5
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) 8

The Unsuspected (1947) 6
Voici le temps des assassins... (1956) 7

Zwartboek (2006) 6

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jeisa Chiminazzo

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Karoline Amaral

From my vaults: Marty Allen

Regina Feoktistova

New York

Liisa Winkler

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Natalia Bogdanova

ph: Joshua Jordon

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

(ph: doodoop)

May 4, 1985. I am packing for a short trip to New York to discuss the cat book with Brion. In the front room where the kittens are kept, Calico Jane is nursing one black kitten. I pick up my Tourister. It seems heavy. I look inside and there are her other four kittens.
"Take care of my babies. Take them with you wherever you go."

Catrinel Menghia

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Lydia Beesley

From my vaults: Lily Allen

Zhu Lin