Saturday, March 25, 2017

Natalia Vodianova

ph: Cass Bird

New Stuff: Niklas Maak

Who's That Girl?

Art: Haji Widayat

Georgia Frost

Satan in Art and Images

Illustration of Lucifer from Paradise Lost by Gustave Dore {1885}

Kersti Pohlak

ph: Alan Gelati

Window faces

Regensburg, March 2017

Isabella Peschardt

A day in the life, Mar 19

A day in the life, Mar 19, evening sky

Carmen Maria Hillestad

New York

New York 1956. Shot for Playboy by Herman Leonard

Friday, March 24, 2017

Mariacarla Boscono

ph: Jean-Baptiste Mondino

First Lines: Redmond O'Hanlon - In Trouble Again

Having spent two months travelling in the primary rain forests of Borneo, a four-month journey in the country between the Orinoco and the Amazon would pose, I thought, no particular problem.

Eliisa Raats

A day in the life, Mar 18

A day in the life, Mar 18, lamp shop

Isabeli Fontana

New Stuff: The O'Jays

Alice Glass

Le tout nouveau testament (2015)

God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium, but she concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

Idiosyncratic and superficially blasphemous satire presents a fantastical parable which works on several levels and manages to entertain and endear at the same time.

Jamie Chung

Thursday, March 23, 2017

New Stuff: National Geographic

Amanda Nørgaard

ph: Dennis Stenild

Out of Time (2003)

A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Suspenseful crime thriller with an impossibly construed plot that it's only credulity by Denzel Washington's performance of a corrupt cop we're supposed to like.

Halliwell (no star): "Unoriginal thriller, given a classier treatment than it merits."

Maltin**: "This film noir wannabe would have been made effortlessly in the 1940 and '50s but seems heavy-handed and overly contrived here. Lathan is a fine femme fatale but Washington is the last person you's cast as a patsy."

Monday, March 20, 2017

New York

Mulberry Street 1900s - Little Italy, Manhattan

Tao Okamoto

ph: Mika Ninagawa

First Lines: Sven Hedin - My Life as an Explorer

Happy is the boy who discovers the bent of his life-work during childhood.

Myka Dunkle

ph: Hiromassa

A day in the life, Mar 16

A day in the life, Mar 16, the Moon

Tara Falla

Pot o' Gold (1941)

The owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory, and as he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices.

Likeable lively, but rather simple-minded comedy romance entertains, but is marred by - too much music!

Halliwell (no star): "Thin Capraesque comedy which needed more determined handling."

Maltin**: "Very minor item...Stewart called this his worst movie!"

Natasha Poly

RoboCop (2014)

In 2028 Detroit, when a man - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Not bad as a well-made sci-fi actioner, but lacking any of the original's biting satire and humor.

Maltin**: "Slick but hollow remake...Brazilian director Padilha's U.S. debut confirms that he can stage action scenes, but someone should have improved the superficial and humorless screenplay."

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Who's That Girl?

ph: Paolo Bocci

Art: Chéri Hérouard

Christie Brinkley

ph: Patrick Demarchelier

A day in the life, Mar 15

A day in the life, Mar 15, plane over town

Rania Benchegra

ph: Laurence Laborie

New York

Midnight Train to Georgia 1942 A group of African American  women waiting for their trains at the Pennsylvania railroad station, New York City, 1942

Kate Moss

First Lines: John Muir - My First Summer in the Sierra

In the great Central Valley of California there are only two seasons - spring and summer.