Saturday, September 29, 2012

Taylor Kraemer

A day in the life, Sep 27

A day in the life, Sep 27, evening sky

Anouk De Heer

ph: Damon Baker

From my vaults: Glen Campbell


Marie Piovesan

New York

(ph: William Klein)

Natalia Zakharova

ph: Stratis

First Lines: William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Poppy Delevingne

A day in the life, Sep 26

A day in the life, Sep 26, daytime moon

Esmé Wissels

ph: Walter Chin

Traitor (2008)

When a straight arrow FBI agent heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to a former U.S. Special Operations officer.

Intelligently told political thriller that despite all efforts has only a simple message.

Maltin **1/2: "Straightforward espionage drama attempts to seriously explore religious fervor as it applies to acts of terrorism and suicide bombers. Documentary style makes it intelligent and realistic but not terrifically entertaining."

Lynn Amelie Rage

ph: Lea Nielsen

New Stuff: Southland Tales

Another recommendation out of J. Hoberman's book.

Marcelia Freesz

ph: Weber Padua

New Stuff: Tori Amos

The new album contains old songs recorded anew with a full orchestra.

Nadja Bender

ph: Camilla Akrans

New Stuff: Inland Empire

Time to watch this again.

Filippa Hamilton Palmstierna

Death at a Funeral (2007)

Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.

Fairly entertaining black comedy.

Maltin ***: "Amiable comedy...Expert cast gets the most out of this material, which gathers momentum as it goes along in the fashion of a classic farce."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Kate Barry

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Alyssa Miller

ph: Korey Birand

A day in the life, Sep 25

A day in the life, Sep 25, Regensburg

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Bruce Campbell


Jessica White

New York

Berenice Abbott: Court of the First Model Tenements in New York City, 361-365 East 71st Street c. 1935-39

Irina Shaykhlislamova

ph: Mariano Vivanco

First Lines: Louis de Bernieres - Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Dr Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.

Codie Young

A day in the life, Sep 24

A day in the life, Sep 24, the Moon

Eva Staudinger

ph: Mara Desiprys

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

 A historic telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges to Germany in World War II in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

Detailed and extremely well plotted recreation of a historic event, but in the end just another war star spangled movie with all the things one is used to seeing in such a movie.

Halliwell **: "Like all large-scale military films, this one fails to make its tactics clear, and its sober intent conflicts with its roster of guest stars. For all that, there are impressive moments of acting and production."

Maltin **: "Lifeless, overproduced..."

Lourdes Coteron

Day Night Day Night (2006)

A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square.

Prim, meticulously detailed analysis of an extreme existential situation, but: despite all cinematic realism way beyond the real thing.

Maltin **1/2: "Using a literal in-your-face approach, writer-director Loktev deliberately withholds information so we focus on the girl and the immediacy of her situation, not her motivation or her cause. Riveting at times, but peters out, although the filmmaker planned her surprising climax just that way."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gabrysia Zurawska

A day in the life, Sep 23

A day in the life, Sep 23, evening sky

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Louis "Little New York" Campagna


Tanya Pilyukova

ph: Pamela Hanson

New York

Selina Khan

ph: Txema Yeste

First Lines: Richard Adams - Watership Down

The primroses were over.