Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weronika Dus

ph: Carlotta Manaigo

A day in the life, Dec 12

A day in the life, Dec 12, Christmas tree

Ali Michael

ph: Tim Barber

Absolute Beginners (1986)

A nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with a model, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world.

Splashy and colorful, but silly musical by a director you would have expected more exotravagant fair, and better music.

Halliwell (no star): "Deafening, mindless, musical, multi-screen pot-pourri of teen culture which sadly needs narrative links, not to mention better music and firmer control."

Maltin**1/2: "Energetic, original musical...Highly stylized film (directed by music-video veteran Temple) suffers from two-dimensional characters and a misguided attempt to add substance by dealing with the rise of racism in England...but its virtues almost outweigh its shortcomings."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Félix Bonfils


Friday, December 13, 2013

Cate Blanchett

ph: Willy Vanderperre

A day in the life, Dec 11

A day in the life, Dec 11, standing outside looking inside

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Stephen Colbert


Maria Senko

New York

April Tiplady

First Lines: Robert Lewis Taylor - The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

On the day when I first learned of my father's journey, I had come back with two companions from a satisfactory afternoon in the weeds near Kay's Bell Foundry, shooting a slingshot at the new bells, which were lying out in the yard and strung up on rafters.

Maria Bradley

ph: Will Davidson

A day in the life, Dec 10

A day in the life, Dec 10, in our alley

Carla Ciffoni

New Stuff: Woodkid

I must admit I heard Run, Boy, Run first in a TV commercial, but the tune didn't get out of my head.

Eleonora Baumann

ph: Edouard Plongeon

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Kadir Nelson)

Irene Hiemstra

ph: Anthony Maule

New Stuff: An Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music

And now the 7th and probably last edition in this spectacular series.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Jan Bulhak


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Julia Nobis

ph: Theo Wenner

A day in the life, Dec 9

A day in the life, Dec 9, in the garage

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Claudette Colbert


Solange Fréjean

ph: Melanie Rodriguez

New York

Anais Pouliot

ph: Benny Horne

First Lines: James Agee - A Death in the Family

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Regina Feoktistova

ph: Andrew Yee

A day in the life, Dec 8

A day in the life, Dec 8, Dooley

Chantal Stafford Abbott

ph: Neil Mota

New Stuff: Band of Gypsys

Finally my Jimi Hendrix is complete.

Chiharu Okunugi

ph: Daniel Jackson

New Stuff: The Machinery of Life

Intrigued by a documentary I saw on TV I wanted to catch up with the most recent and fascinating discoveries in molecular biology.

Veronica Zoppolo

New Stuff: Neil Young

Classic concert from Neil Young's After the Goldrush phase, which in my opinion is his best album.

Masha Radkovskaya

ph: Aleksei Kolpakov

Runaway Train (1985)

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa this simple story story turns out to be an enormously exciting and captivating thriller.

Halliwell*: "Violent, foul-mouthed melodrama with no interest beyond breathtaking photography of the speeding train. Its general pretentiousness, perhaps, is also something to experience."

Maltin***: "A rare bird, this film: an existential action movie!...Tough, violent, with hair-raising action footage and a superb characterization by Voight in his most atypical role to date."


Gabriella Wilde

New Stuff: Alban Berg

On my want list for years I finally got it; now I'll need to find the time to listen to it...

Louise Parker

ph: Manolo Campion

The MacKintosh Man (1973)

A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
Although produced by a crew of professionals, this spy thriller is sloppily made and the plot sounds more exciting than it actual is.

Halliwell*: "Convoluted but entertaining spy thriller with good performances and action sequences."

Maltin**1/2: "Well-made espionage thriller has only one problem: it's all been done before."

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