Friday, May 2, 2014

Anna Nocon

Window faces

Regensburg, April 2014

Irita Kovalenoka

A day in the life, May 1

A day in the life, May 1, standing outside looking outside

Zhang Xu Chao

New Stuff: Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards is a noted American documentary photographer. During the 1960s, Richards was a civil rights activist and VISTA volunteer.

Mariacarla Boscono

ph: Cuneyt Akeroglu

The Movies I Watched in April

Boiling Point 1993  5
Dark Matter 2007  6
Dream House 2011  5
Henry's Crime 2010  6
In Time 2011  5
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013  7

Je n'ai rien oublié 2010  6
Little Fockers 2010  5
Lymelife 2008  6
Mirror Mirror 2012  6
Oxygen 1999  6
RED 2010  5
Silk 2007  6
Sucker Punch 2011  6
The American 2010  7

The Double Hour 2009  6
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013  7

The Last Tycoon 1976  4
The Shining 1980  9

United 93 2006  6
Vision 2009  5

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Michael Busselle

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Daveigh Chase

Window faces

Regensburg, April 2014

Elizabeth Hurley

A day in the life, Apr 30

A day in the life, Apr 30, Regensburg by night

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Mara Corday

Beth Chase

New York

Rotor Ride, Coney Island, 1950s

Ranya Mordanova

First Lines: Lee Martin - The Bright Forever

On the night it happened - July 5 - the sun didn't set until 8:33.

Fatima Siad

A day in the life, Apr 29

A day in the life, Apr 29, standing outside looking inside

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Appoline Rozhdestvenska

New Stuff: Chris Killip

An essential figure in post-war photography, since his debut in the 1970s Chris Killip has been forging a new path in documentary photography: the depiction of the working classes, in the midst of the dismantling of the industry that had created and maintained them since the beginning of the 19th century.

Jourdan Dunn

RED (2010)

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, a former black-ops agent reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Tongue-in-cheek spy thriller with lots of mayhem, but - as the plot implies - feels like a last opportunity for retired action stars.

Maltin**1/2: "...this should have been a slam dunk, but never quite takes off - and goes on far too long. Still, it's fun to watch the veteran cast at work."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Greta Buysse

Valeriya Melnik

A day in the life, Apr 28

A day in the life, Apr 28, window display

Kate Moss irrégulière

From my vaults: Costa Cordalis

Gillian Jacobs

New York

1960s. Swimmobile, New York City

Kylie Minogue

First Lines: Geraldine Brooks - March

October 21, 1861
This is what I wrote to her: The clouds tonight embossed the sky.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Siobhan O'Keefe

Window faces

Regensburg, April 2014

Lakshmi Menon

ph: Laurie Bartley

A day in the life, Apr 27

A day in the life, Apr 27, Regensburg by night

Myleene Klass

New Stuff: Damon Albarn

This is Damon Albarn's first solo album ever, so I was curious.

Maryna Linchuk

ph: Koray Birand

New Stuff: Infinitesimal

Here several of my interests come together: math science and history.

Maria Mikhaylova

ph: Saharnaya Sasha

Oxygen (1999)

A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini.
Psychological thriller based more on character than on action, but slightly overdoes it with the protagonists' mental disorders. 
On second view I stay with my initial opinion, and add: along the long the line the actual victim buried in a coffin is almost forgotten, and that potential element of claustrophobic suspence is fully neglected.
Halliwell (no star): "Slick, moderatelyengaging thriller that overuses a familiar device, suggesting that a cop and criminal are somehow similar; in the process, the suspense leaks away."

Amanda Seyfried