Saturday, January 16, 2010

Evelina Mambetova

ph: Paulo Sutch

New Stuff

Brighdie Grounds

The War Within (2005)

A Pakistani involved in a planned attack in New York City experiences a crisis of conscience.

Less a study of the terrorist's mind than a successful examination how we are unintentionally breeding them with our own war against terrorism.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Edwin Ushiro

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Elle MacPherson

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

From my vaults: Herb Alpert

Godelieve Van Der Brandt

New York

Natanielle Camargo Ribiero

ph: Beiron Anderson

New Stuff

(art: Jan Van Der Veken)

Svea Kloosterhof

Lydia Davis: Suddenly Afraid

Suddenly Afraid

because she couldn't write the name of what she was: a wa wam owm owamn womn

Lindsey Hoover

Natalia Vodianova

Amanda Laine

ph: Ryan Michael Kelly

New Stuff

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shalom Harlow

New Stuff: Antichrist

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator : Keiichi Tanaami

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Dovile Virsilaite

ph: Yera Palsdottir

From my vaults: Jean Francois Aloisi

ph: Jean Francois Aloisi

Katty Ukhanova

New York

Nicole Trunfio

ph: Pascal Chevallier

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

The Land of the Dead...A reek of boiling sewage, coal gas and burning plastics...oil patches...roller coasters and Ferris wheels overgrown with rank weeds and vines. I can't find Ruski. I am calling his name..."Ruski! Ruski! Ruski!"
A deep feeling of sadness and foreboding.
"I shouldn't have brought him out here!"
I wake up with tears streaming down my face.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jessica White

Man on Fire (1957)

A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him is bitter about the divorce and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child.

A 50s precursor to Kramer vs. Kramer, well made and handling the delicate topic quite impartially.

Ling Ling Kong

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

A climatologist tries to figure out a way to save the world from abrupt global warming and he must get to his young son in New York, which is being taken over by a new ice age.

Once again the director lets the world end effectively, but with a very uninspired script.

Who's That Girl?

Illustrator: Daniel Stolle

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Asia Ziemianska

From my vaults: Marc Almond

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jessica Pauletto

New York

Magda Karasek

William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

Fifteen years ago I dreamt I had caught a white cat on a hook and line. For some reason I was about to reject the creature and throw it back, but it rubbed against me, mewling piteously.
Since I adopted Ruski, the cat dreams are vivid and frequent. Often I dream that Ruski has jumped onto my bed. Of course this sometimes happens, and Fletch is a constant visitor, jumping up on the bed and cuddling against me, purring so loud I can't sleep.

Natalia Andrade

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

A story of human colonists on Mars who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts.

This is like Assault on Precinct 13 set into a sci-fi context, but compared to that masterpiece this has a very messy script, mediocre performances and a silly, superfluous and irritating flashback-in-a-flashback dramaturgy.

Marta Vicente

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.

Compared to the director's more recent work this is a surprisingly subdued and focused attempt, his most 'mature' movie since Jackie Brown.