Saturday, October 14, 2017

Amelia Zadro

A day in the life, Oct 11

A day in the life, Oct 11, clouds

Roos Abels

ph: Txema Yeste

New York

New York, circa 1934

Ranya Mordanova

ph: Aingeru Zorita

First Lines: H. Rider Haggard - When the World Shook

I suppose that I, Humphrey Arbuthnot, should begin this history in which Destiny has caused me to play so prominet a part, with some short account of myself and of my circumstances.

Julia Garner


Tierpark Hagenbeck, September 2017

Betty Adewole

ph: Paul Farrell

A day in the life, Oct 10

A day in the life, Oct 10, flowers

Bianca Brandolini d'Adda

New Stuff: Polytechnique

Yoon Young Bae

Sin nombre (2009)

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border. 
Highly realistic movie, both immigration and gangster drama, convinces as social study and thrills with its suspenseful story.
Maltin***: "Vivid, painfully believable drama...Borders on melodrama, with almost Shakespearan overtones yet palpably real every step of the way."

Ivana Anic

New Stuff: Protomartyr

Laura Radovanovic

Los abrazos rotos (2009)

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back, when he was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Although the story is complex, offered in multiple time leaps and film-in-film sequences, it is less original, but more a homage to the director's love of cinema; as usual with Pedro Almodóvar the movie thrills with its exuberant visual quality and the ensemble's interplay.

Maltin***1/2: "Sinuous, mesmerizing story plays out in two time frames; along the way Pedro Almodóvar pays homage to Audrey Hepburn, Roberto Rossellini, and film noir. He also fashioned another perfect vehicle for Cruz's talent and beauty."

Marloes Horst

ph: Paul Bellaart

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Stuff: Björk

Who's That Girl?

Art: Bill Medcalf

Carmen Kass

ph: Steven Meisel


September 2017

Yvonne Craig

Window faces

Hamburg, September 2017

Liah Cecchellero

ph: Remi Kozdra & Kasia Baczulis

A day in the life, Oct 9

A day in the life, Oct 9, clouds

Monika Clarke

New York

Alfred Stieglitz The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1900-1901

Sasha Luss

ph: Daniel Sannwald

Thursday, October 12, 2017

First Lines: Max Brand - The Untamed

Even to a high-flying bird this was a country to be passed over quickly.

Emmy Rappe


September 2017

Constance Jablonski

A day in the life, Oct 8

A day in the life, Oct 8, Regensburg by night

Zoe Saldana

ph: Nino Muñoz

New Stuff: Tim Hardin

Beegee Margenyte

ph: Louis Christopher

The Danish Girl (2015)

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener whose marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Heart-wrenching period drama intensely explores the implications of deciding to change one's gender, but at heart the amazing performances of the two leads make this movie a near masterpiece.

Dasha Khlystun

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Bruce Eric Kaplan)

Isabel Lucas

ph: Guy Aroch

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Jane Eyre (2011)

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Masterful adaptation of  Charlotte Brontë's classic novel is brilliant in all departments and manages to translate the complex relationship to the screen, highlighted by the perfect performances by Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.

Maltin***: "Wasikowska is well cast...Exquisite but restrained interpretation rests largely on its talented leading lady's shoulders. Screenwriter Moira Buffini has juggled the chronology of the novel but retained its dramatic power."

Arizona Muse

ph: Liz Collins

New Stuff: Hellraiser

Who's That Girl?

Golden Girl Club in Meard Street, London 1968