Saturday, March 28, 2015

Petra Kalman

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Barry Blitt)

Vlada Roslyakova

ph: Daymion Mardel

Les cousins (1959)

A young provincial comes up to Paris to study law and shares his cousin Paul's flat, who is a kind of decadent boy always dragging along with other idles.

Intense morality play contrasting rural innocence and sincerity with urban decadence and idleness to a tragic end.

Halliwell*: "The country cousin fable filled with undramatic detail and given a rather perverse ending without any apparent point."

Maltin***1/2: "Complex, depressing, ultimately haunting tale of youthful disillusion...Superbly directed by Chabrol."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Marina Cano

Friday, March 27, 2015

Erin O'Connor

Window faces

Munich, March 2015

Emma Stern Nielsen

A day in the life, Mar 26

A day in the life, Mar 26, my paraphernalia

Valériane Le Moi

From my vaults: Marjorie Deanne

(with Valmere Barman and Joet Robinson - Riding High, 1943)


Valentijn de Hingh

New York

View of Midtown Manhattan, 1939 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Nastya Kusakina

First Lines: Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space

There was a razorstrom coming in.

Ebba Lidvall

R.I.P. Alberta Watson

Samantha Hoopes

From my library: Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac

A massive, 750-page biography from 1983.

Maria Ivanova

A day in the life, Mar 25

A day in the life, Mar 25, a bird's nest

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Isobella Bowering

Tôkyô monogatari (1953)

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

A masterpiece of minimalist cinema with a very simple story, but of timeless validity; and within the subtleties you can find depth and artistic honesty.

Halliwell***: "Bleak, austere and moving family drama of life's disappointments."

Maltin****: "Quietly powerful story of old age, the disappointments parents experience with their children, and the fears the young have of time passing. A masterpiece."

Bregje Heinen

ph: Will Vendramini

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free so he targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

A mad man's revenge thriller is well made and thrilling  as long as you go along with the quite outlandish plot.

Maltin**: "Outlandish modern spin on DEATH WISH gets the visceral response it seeks but makes less and less sense as its story unfolds."

Irene Kim

ph: HB Nam

New Stuff: Arca

Listed among the best albums of 2014 I though it was time to purchase it.

Emily Didonato

Classe tous risques (1960)

A criminal is hunted by the police in Italy, so he and his pal arrange to flee back to France with his wife.
Brilliantly stringent and tough crime thriller with existentialist overtones.

Maltin***: "Solid crime drama...Tough, ironic tale filled with interesting characters and vived location work. Great showcase for the young Belmondo, made around the same time as BREATHLESS."

Ivana Martyn Zyznikow

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Christoph Niemann)

Natasha Poly

ph: Txema Yeste

Ignition (2002)

A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years.
Despite the two stars this is a mediocre thriller with a preposterously implausible conspiracy.

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Gianni Candido

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Estee Rammant

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2015

Hanna Sørheim

ph: Takay

A day in the life, Mar 24

A day in the life, Mar 24, standing outisde looking inside

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: James Dean

Paula Bertolini

ph: Elizabeth Toll

New York

Elliott Erwitt. NYC. 1955