Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ieva Seskute

New York

Sunday night on 40th Street, NYC, 1925 Edward Steichen

Cara Delevingne

First Lines: Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon

Dr Strauss says I shoud rite down what I think and remembir and evrey thing that happins to me from now on.

Jennifer Muller

Rarely Heard: Steve Fisk - No 2nd Chance

Steve Fisk is mainly known and revered as the producer of a whole slew of now famous grunge bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, and many more. His solo work, however, hardly reveals his grunge background, but consists rather of very inventive and innovative studio manipulations, and is sometimes mindblowing. At least, I loved his 1987 solo album 448 Deathless Days.

Judith Mascó

From my library: Pauline Kael - Deeper Into Movies

Pauline Kael was the first film critic I got a notion for in my teens, and I started to collect all her books, mostly collections of her reviews from The New Yorker. You didn't always have to agree with her opinions, but her reviews were usually very long and extensive insights into the movies and it was simply a joy to join her on those journeys. Along the way she lead me to cherish The New Yorker, and I've always tried to purchase a copy, if I got my hands on one, which was extremely seldom here in Germany.

Eva Green



Kim Iglinsky

Window faces

Vienna, January 2015

Marina Perez

A day in the life, Feb 19

A day in the life, Feb 19, in the garage

Vanessa Moreira

ph: Dan Martensen

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

Somnambulant vampire tale is staged as an entertaining, but almost bleak reflection on today's civilization - from a deeply humanist perspective.

Maltin**: "Hip but terminally boring portrait...Intriguing at first, beautifully designed and well acted, but as writer-director Jarmusch portrays ennui he inspires a similar response from his aidience. Jarmusch devotees will probably disagree." 


Carmen Bründler

New Stuff: The New Yorker

Friday, February 20, 2015

Magdalena Wrobel

Alien³ (1992)

Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.

Although it has a good premise, all the necessary ingredients and some great visual moments, this movie is from beginning to start incoherent, basically a total mess.

Halliwell (no star): "Grim, grey sequel that struggles, and fails, to add something new to the now familiar story."

Maltin**: "More-of-the-same sequel...Good performances, some scares, but a definite feeling of deja vu hangs over the proceedings."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Franco Matticchio

Candice Swanepoel



Georgina Stojiljkovic

ph: Stratis

Window faces

Vienna, January 2015

Amy Adams

ph: Vincent Peter

A day in the life, Feb 18

A day in the life, Feb 18, frost

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Aubrey de Grey

Valeria Efanova

ph: Leda & St. Jacques

New York

Tammany Hall (1914)

Abbey Lee Kershaw

ph: Maurizio Bavutti

First Lines: Isaac Asimov - The End of Eternity

Andrew Harlan stepped into the kessle.

Nickayla Rivera

From my library: Jacques-Yves Cousteau & Frederic Dumas - The Silent World

As a kid I was a big Jacques Cousteau fan, not just of his TV documentaries; I also had (and still have) a large collection of his books. This is an early 1950s edition of his very first book.

Adrianna Barbarewicz

ph: Chris Opel



Cheryl Tiegs

ph: Bob Stone

Window faces

Vienna, January 2015

Marie Helvin

ph: Tony Moussoulides

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A day in the life, Feb 17

A day in the life, Feb 17, Regensburg by night

Leanne Dennis

Disgrace (2008)

After having an affair with a student, a Cape Town professor moves to the Eastern Cape, where he gets caught up in a mess of post-apartheid politics.

A slow-paced, subtle adaptation of J. M. Coetzee's novel that manes to retain its complex investigation of moral and political issues.

Maltin**1/2: "Provocative but not entirely satisfying drama...Poses as many questions (about South African culture) as it answers."


Daria Solomonova

Deception (2008)

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend, but in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Atmospheric and fairly suspenseful thriller with an utterly predictable twist.

Maltin**: "A suspense movie made by people who've apparently never seen a suspense movie; painfully obvious from the word go."

Milena Lobko

Aliens (1986)

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost so a rescue team with impressive firepower is sent to investigate.

Sensible sequel to a sci-fi classic and upping the ante on suspense and action, although there are some silly moments (alien mother riding the elevator).

Halliwell*: "Frightening but mechanical sequel with none of the half-assed poetry of the original."

Maltin***1/2: "Intense, exciting sequel directed by Cameron the same way he did THE TERMINATOR - once it gets going there's just no letup! Weaver is sensational in compelling leading role."

Barbara Palvin

ph: Regan Cameron