Friday, June 17, 2011

Camille Rowe

New Stuff: The Wire

Who's That Girl?

Art: Hans Bellmer


Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Halle Berry


Kirsi Pyrhonen

New York

Jennifer Pugh

ph: Satoshi Saikusa

William S. Burroughs: My Education. A book of Dreams

I climb to the top floor of a vast warehouse by iron stairs and ramps, a big bare room with windows I can look five hundred feet down. I have come here, of course, to soar down. Need something to break out a window. An iron bar or perhaps a barstool- - like the man who broke a glass door in the Milky Way in Amsterdam and Benn Posset shielded me with his body?

Linn Arvidsson

New Stuff: Neil Young

A live album documenting a 1985 concert at the time of Neil Young's country album Old Ways, so it's heavy on country tunes, but with some great sprawling electric guitar songs as well.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Giovanni Bellini


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Chuck Berry


Kaya Scodelario

New York

Nicole Fox

First Lines: Mark Oliver Everett - Things the Grandchildren Should Know

I was driving through the pitch black Virginia night, down the perfectly flat blacktop that was once a railroad track, across that high bridge over the ravine, thinking about the details of how one night I was going to drive off it.

Irina Lazareanu

ph: Rasmus Skousen

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Giant (1956)

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
Carefully and tastefully produced epic, but overlong and a bit tedious.

Marina Nery

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Albe Hamiti

Saw IV (2007)

During the autopsy of jigsaw the coroner finds a tape inside his stomach and calls the police.

Competently made shocker, but told in a complex way in flashbacks from previous parts of the series.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Jaak Bellen

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Nike Felldin

From my vaults: Chu Berry


Vivien Solari

New York

Laura Neiva

First Lines: Theodore Roszak - Flicker

I saw my first Max Castle movie in a grubby basement in west Los Angeles.

Anastasija Ivanova

ph: Andrey Yakovlev

The Postman (1997)

In post-apocalyptic America what begins as a con game becomes one man's quest to rebuild civilization by resuming postal service.

Despite the ridiculous plot and many critics' claims this movie is not that horribly bad, just merely mediocre (and way too long).

Isabel Lucas

The Missing (2003)

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Well-made western with a True Grit-like plot, despite all its credentials it's simply way too long.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: David Bellemère

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Anouck Lepere

ph: Jean-François Campos

From my vaults: Yogi Berra


Katharina "Kat" Hessen

ph: Viktor Vauthier