August 2011

A brilliant movie from Nicolas Winding Refn. See it. 

Wallpaper* has collaborated with GFSmith on a cover project that looks to celebrate the magazine’s 15th anniversary. 15 designers or brands were approached to each create a special cover design, to be printed on Colorplan paper stock. Collaborators include Build, It’s Nice That, James Joyce, MadeThought, Nike, and Spin… “Wallpaper* asked us to commission 15 designers to each produce a ‘celebrity’ bespoke cover around the concept of Wallpaper* Famous for 15 years’,” explains GFSmith’s James Groves.

“In the true sense of bespoke, using digital printing by FE Burman, each cover design was printed on to the stock of the designer’s choosing from our Colorplan range,” continues Groves. “FE Burman pushed the printing by using many different processes including multiple passes of white ink. The results show how choice of paper plays an integral part of the design process.” (via Creative Review)

Amazing song.


“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

Excellent pixel game.

The deputy sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is a mild mannered and calm person of the law operating in a West Texas town in the early 50´s. One day the sheriff sends him to get rid of the local prostitute, Joyce Lakeland (Jessica Alba) who lives in a rural house in the outskirts of the town. In the altercation between the two, Joyce hits Lou. In a fit of rage Lou hits her back. This event gives birth to a secret S&M relation between Lou and Joyce. She becomes devoted to him and Lou finds out that he carries a strong attraction to violence. At the same time he maintains his known relation with the local girl Amy Stanton, a girl he intends to marry. Lou finds out as well that the local construction baron Chester Conway (Ned Beatty) was the man behind the death of his stepbrother. Lou starts to think out a revenge plot against Chester Conway and his son, with Joyce as the bait…

I have been a fan of Michael Winterbottom for a bit. “The Killer Inside Me” is a solid movie, but maybe not his best. The triangle drama based on Jim Thompson´s novel, with a look upon a psychopathic killer has its moments. It starts of slow and a bit uninteresting, but once Lou uses Joyce as a boxing bag, that´s the start of the movie for real. That scene took the breath out of me. Literally a blow to the head and a suckerpunch to the stomach. Strong scene. Horrible scene. Casey Affleck is good at doing these roles, but at the same time, this is the only kind of characters he can play really well. Alba is not 100% believable as Joyce, and I am not that fond of Hudson. Things I can object about, is the ending which I was not that happy with and I reckon Winterbottom failed in creating a bit more “haunting” feeling that would had fitted with Lou´s transformation to a fullfledged psychopath. Still, “The Killer Inside Me” is a movie you won´t forget. (3 and a half out of 5)

I need to get this…

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