Saturday, October 13, 2012

Soo Joo Park

ph: Ryan Michael Kelly

A day in the life, Oct 11

A day in the life, Oct 11, writing on a wall

Edie Campbell

ph: Matt Jones

From my vaults: Yakima Canutt


Fifi Newbery

New York

George Washington Bridge, Thanksgiving holiday weekend 1956

Nina Brosh

ph: Antonio Giccione

First Lines: Dashiell Hammett - The Dain Curse

It was a diamond all right, shining in the grass half a dozen feet from the blue brick wall.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Skye Stracke

ph: Georges Antoni

A day in the life, Oct 10

A day in the life, Oct 10, Regensburg

Elsa Sylvan

ph: Axel Lindahl

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.

Slice-of-life character study that still manages to hold one's interest thanks to strong performances.

Halliwell **: "Echoes of Easy Rider, The Graduate and Charlie Bubbles abound in this generally likeable but insubstantial modern anti-drama which at least takes place in pleasant surroundings and is firmly directed."

Maltin ****: "Brilliant character study...Nicholson's performance is superb, but...all contribute heavily...this is the film with Jack's famous "chicken salad sandwich" speech."

Moa Åberg

Kandidaten (2008)

A defense attorney is a man of the system until the day he himself is accused of murder.

Complex and well staged murder mystery.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Bill Brandt


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Anya Summers

ph: Dmitry Maximov

A day in the life, Oct 9

A day in the life, Oct 9, giant choirboys

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Laura Cantrell


Ophelie Rupp

ph: Julia Hetta

New York

Benedetta Barzini

First Lines: Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol

Marley was dead, to begin with.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Emma Landen

A day in the life, Oct 8

A day in the life, Oct 8, objet trouvé

Brenda Kranz

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Ava Smith

ph: Sebastian Kim

The Punisher (2004)

After his wife and family are killed a G-Man takes it upon himself to distribute punishment to those responsible for the vendetta.
A no-holds-barred revenge thriller without any moral pretense.

Maltin BOMB: "Excruciating adaptation of the Marvel comic book...Formulaic idea is powered by repeated scenes of sadism and torture, with ham-handed performances as icing on the cake. Unbelievable, in every sense of the word."

Jessica Clarke

ph: Alexander Neumann

New Stuff: Neil Young

His autobiography!

Who's That Girl?

Art: Leya Mira Brander

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vlada Roslyakova

ph: Emir Eralp

A day in the life, Oct 7

A day in the life, Oct 7, objet trouvé

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Eddie Cantor


Amit Machtinger

New York

New York circa 1908. "Piers along South Street."

Kel Markey

First Lines: J.M. Coetzee - Disgrace

For a man of his age, fifty-two, divorced, he has, to his mind, solved the problem of sex rather well.

Daria Ponomareva

A day in the life, Oct 6

A day in the life, Oct 6, window display

Eszter Boldov

Nick of Time (1995)

An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.

Fairly enjoyable, if you have no reasonable doubts about the outrageous plot.

Halliwell (no stars): "A thriller in which real time and the film's time are the same, but it still drags at times, failing to create the necessary suspense, owing mainly to the spiralling absurdity of its narrative."

Maltin **1/2: "Watchable suspense yarn drwas you in, but hurls credibility roadblocks in your path at every turn. A game cast gives it 100 percent. Attempt to create heightened suspense by playing out the story in "real time" (with endless closeups of clocks) doesn't pay off at all."

Anne Krüger

ph: Paolo Zerbini

Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Cleopatra hasn't been on the throne of the Pharoahs of Egypt very long when Julius Caesar pays a visit.

Splendid, but stage-bound production, Vivien Leigh steals the whole show.

Halliwell **: "Britain's most expensive film is an absurd extravaganza for which the producer actually took sand to Egypt to get the right colour. It has compensations however in the sets, the colour, the performances and the witty lines, though all its virtues are theatrical rather than cinematic and the play is certainly not a major work."

Maltin **: "Two fine stars suffer through static, boring rendition of George Bernard Shaw's play, which seems to go on forever. Occasional wit and intrigue can't keep this afloat."