Saturday, June 8, 2013

Kelsey Van Mook

ph: Richard Bernardin

A day in the life, Jun 6

A day in the life, Jun 6, after the flood

Roberta Cardenio

From my vaults: Chubby Checker


Sophie Srej

ph: Jonathan Segade

New York

New York 2008, Coney Island

Audrey Tautou

First Lines: Mo Yan - Big Breasts, Wide Hips

(art: Jean Fouquet)

From where he lay quietly on the brick-and-tamped-earth sleeping platform, his kang, Pastor Malory saw a bright red beam of light shining down on the Virgin Mary's pink breast and on the pudgy face of the bare-bottomed Blessed Infant in her arms.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Flavia Lucini

ph: Isabel Garcia

In the Dark

Regensburg, June 1013

Marianna Kwiatkowska

ph: Lukas Dziewic

A day in the life, Jun 5

A day in the life, Jun 5, Regensburg skyline

Zoe Aggeliki

New Stuff: Colin Stetson

A wonderful album, with participation of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

Constance Jablonski

ph: Katja Rahlwes

And Soon the Darkness (2010)

When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
A mediocre horror thriller, consistently predictable and thoroughly unoriginal. 

Who's That Girl?

Art: Esao Andrews

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Anastasia Sushchenko

A day in the life, Jun 4

A day in the life, Jun 4, Regensburg flood

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Doc Cheatham


Adriana Mockovciakova

ph: Monika Bagalova

New York

New York 2008, Coney Island

Iina Levala

First Lines: Mario Vargas Llosa - The Time of the Hero

'Four," the jaguar said.

Ann-Marie Ainikkamäki

In the Dark

Regensburg, May 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Shannan Click

ph: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello

A day in the life, Jun 3

A day in the life, Jun 3, flood tourists in Regensburg

Brittany Bergmeister

ph: Frances Tulk-Hart

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

This adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's cult classic is more of a pointless romp in the director's typical 'magical' style, it's a bit like an A version of Roger Corman's The Trip, but without the surreal touch.

Halliwell (no star): "A surreal trip into bad drugs makes for a queasy film that is unlikely to attain the cult status of the original book."

Maltin BOMB: "Excruciatin adaptation...The film, however, is simply one monotonous, painfully long drug trip - replete with close-ups of vomit and swooping camera movements at any and every opportunity. Perhaps Thompson diehards will find some value here; others beware."

[Nota Bene: The movie was a long-running success at my cinema.]

Stacey Grant

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God.

All the ingredients are there, but this time around it seems a bit half-heartedly pieced together.

And again: it's more like a blown up mediocre episode of the TV series.

Halliwell (no star): "Mystic moments, tamely rendered, that indicate it is long after the time when the series should have been laid to rest."

Maltin **: "Dramatically shaky trek starts off with a case of the cutes, and gets worse before it (finally) gets better. A weak entry in the series."

Josefina Cisternas

ph: Renam Christofoletti

New Stuff: Little Annie

I saw Little Annie with Larsen as support for the Swans at the Feierwerk in Munich last Thursday and was instantly intrigued. I'll certainly be pruchasing more of her works.

Rachel Hilbert

Duplicity (2009)

A pair of corporate spies who share a steamy past hook up to pull off the ultimate con job on their respective bosses.

The convoluted plot twist of this spy love affair can't disguise the predictable ending.

On second view it does have its moments of humor as an espionage spoof.

Maltin **1/2: "High-toned hybrid of romantic comedy and espionage yarn...It isn't hard to recognize this as the work of the same writer-director who brought us MICHAEL CLAYTON, though his complicated flashback/flash-forward structure will keep you on your toes. The stars' chemistry - and a strong supporting cast - trumps the realization that the movie is really one long shaggy-dog joke."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Ryo Iwai

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mary Cann

Window faces

Regensburg, May 2013

Elisabetta Canalis

ph: Ellen von Unwerth

A day in the life, Jun 2

A day in the life, Jun 2, watching the flood

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Cesar Chavez


Lucia Jonova

New York

New York 2008, Coney Island

Katarina Ivanovska

First Lines: Herta Müller - The Hunger Angel

All that I have I carry on me.