Saturday, September 14, 2019

Natalie Portman

First Lines: Neal Stephenson - Quicksilver

Enoch rounds the corner just as the executioner raises the noose above the woman's head.

Liya Kebede

ph: Cass Bird

A day in the life, Aug 20

A day in the life, Aug 20, Regensburg by night

Ugbad Abdi

New Stuff: Iggy Pop

Eugenia Volodina

Flaming Creatures (1963)

An experimental film that features graphic sexual imagery, an earthquake, and a lipstick commercial. 

Both aesthetically appealing and provocatively appalling experimental short remains controversial to some, but also arguably is considered a classic in its own right.


Mena Suvari

New Stuff: Startling Comics

Laura Roth

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Quite likable, old-fashioned romantic comedy, with the two leads well cast for the occasion, is so easy-going and unexcited (and predictable due to all the allusions to An Affair to Remember) the happy ending hardly makes any emotional impact.

Halliwell*: "Enjoyable romantic comedy, although its overall tone is excessively sweet."

Maltin***: "Sweet romantic comedy, with perfectly cast stars, though it's repeated allusions to the old tearjerker AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER make you wonder if the only way to generate old-fashioned romance in a '90s movie is to invoke a product of Hollywood's Golden Age."

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tanya Dziahileva

ph: Danil Golovkin

New Stuff: Yes

Who's That Girl?

Art: Aaron Johnson

Chanel Postrel


Regensburg, September 2019

Jennifer Love Hewitt

A day in the life, Aug 19

A day in the life, Aug 19, helicopter

Melodie Vaxelaine

New York

Sherril Schell, The New Building, New York c. 1930

Freja Beha Erichsen

ph: Jürgen Teller

First Lines: Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake

Snowman wakes before dawn.

Pan Haowen

ph: Xiaowei Xu

A day in the life, Aug 18

A day in the life, Aug 18, evening over the Danube

Gabrielle Haugh

New Stuff: Bat For Lashes

Françoise Dorléac

Watership Down (2018)

Fleeing their doomed warren, a colony of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.

Well-made and staged TV miniseries adaptation of the beloved novel has a rather meandering plot till the final showdown; intriguing, but not quite as heart-wrenching as the 1978 movie version.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Imaan Hammam


Burghausen, August 2019

Aya Jones

A day in the life, Aug 17

A day in the life, Aug 17, leaves on a tree trunk

Saoirse Ronan

ph: Carlos Serrao

New York

Alfred Statler    Subway Station, New York City      c. 1960

Anna Karina

First Lines: Jeanne DuPrau - The City of Ember

In the city of Ember, the sky was always dark.

Valentina Zelyaeva

A day in the life, Aug 16

A day in the life, Aug 16, withering leaves

Tanga Moreau

New Stuff: Jay Som