Saturday, June 1, 2013

Margaryta Senchylo

ph: Filippo Fortis

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2013

Beth Ogden

ph: Claire Pepper

A day in the life, May 30

A day in the life, May 30, Little Annie with Larsen, Feierwerk, Munich

Camellia Clouse

Tae-poong (2005)

A modern-day pirate plans a massive attack on North and South Korea.

An actioner with a political stance, muddled by its confusing message and an overloaded plot.

Alena Blohm

ph: Fabrizio Rainone

New Stuff: Eyes Wide Shut

I must admit, so far I've never watched this one, and now that I have finally decided to do so, I realized I didn't have it on DVD (though I thought so).

Sasha Pivovarova

ph: Craig McDean

Faster (2010)

An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago.

Standard actioner, but straightforward and efficient and with a surprising twist ending.

Maltin **: "Saguinary revenger...Overpumped oil slick of a movie wallows in homage (clue: check out the assassin's ringtone), and looks as if it were edited with a strobe. Stirring perforances, though, by Chevelle SS, GTO, and Ferrari."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Emilia Dziubak

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Kasia Struss

ph: Greg Kadel

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2013

Jenna Pietersen

A day in the life, May 29

A day in the life, May 29, present-day phone booth

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Jody Chastain

(with Charlie Feathers and Jerry Huffman)


Jane Birkin

New York

New York 2008, Coney Island

Lily Donaldson

ph: Paola Kudacki

First Lines: Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook

Anna meets her friend Molly in the summer of 1957 after a separation...

Clara Alonso

ph: Felix Valiente

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2013

Klara Boscic

ph: PeppeTortora

A day in the life, May 28

A day in the life, May 28, snail

Lucie De La Falaise

ph: Steven Meisel

New Stuff: Ruth Crawford Seeger

Ruth Crawford Seeger, mother of Pete Seeger, was a composer in her own right. Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise: "This earnest, self-deprecating woman went on to write some of the most fabulously byzantine music of her time."

Helena McKelvie

La Pianiste (2001)

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Adaptation of Elfriede Jellinek's novel is a harrowing study of a despicable character, staged in a hieratic style with an amazing central performance, but without any irony supposedly present in the novel.

Halliwell (no star): "A gifted director and actress go astray in this intense, unlovely drama; if it has a point, it is that sex and music make unreasonable demands on those who take them seriously."

Maltin ***1/2: "Magnificent, and decidedly adult study...Huppert has the role of her career as a woman with unusual views on intimacy and sex; costar Magimel matches her intensity. Harrowing and haunting, but not entirely humorless."

[ Nota bene: I really didn't see any humor in it.]

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jefimija Jokic

ph: Dusan Jaukovic

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2013

Aline Weber

ph: Christian Anwander

A day in the life, May 27

A day in the life, May 27, Regensburg

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Ilka Chase


Anna Wasacz-Carter

New York

New York 2008

Claire Campbell

ph: Fabien Montique

First Lines: Orhan Pamuk - My Name is Red

I am nothing but a corpse now, a body at the bottom of a well.

Carla Campbell


Regensburg, May 2013

An Oost

ph: Mikael Jansson

A day in the life, May 26

A day in the life, May 26, standing outside looking inside

Susan Holmes

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

New Stuff: The New Yorker

art: Ana Juan

Ramona Chmura

ph: Stefania Paparelli

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Stuff: Hans G Helms

According to The Wire: "Alongside Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge and Ligeti's Requiem, Fa:m' Ahniesgwow is revealed as one of the great post Secod World War pieces, only a historical footnote because no one quite knew hot to deal with Helms's demands; the version by Sprechbohrer was five years in the making."