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The Mask and Mirror ~ Loreena Mckennitt
The Mask and Mirror ~ Loreena Mckennitt
Indeed. Or rather, quite. Or shall I say... well you get it. The point is that this is Loreena McKennitt at her most -- how shall we say this? -- mystical? Eerie doesn't quite work... Dream-like perhaps? Well suffice it to say that Elemental was thoroughly folk, The Book of Secrets was a neutral new age work of art, and this, this is in a realm all its own.
One can see this easily when one hears the chanting that opens "The Mystic's Dream." Loreena McKennitt in my opinion is better than Enya, and this because there are more layers to her music. Enya has a lovely voice and makes lovely music, mind you, but Loreena McKennitt captures the feel and essence of her subject… Read more
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
I hate mysteries. I really do. I'm terribly sorry but that is the honest to goodness truth. This is different; obviously or why in God's name would I have bothered to read it?
Struck by the phrase "apocolyptic terror" I impulsively bought it and immediately began to read, foresaking all previoius engagements, hoping against hope that I had finally found a mystery that followed a path not yet trodden.
Well, being a student of Thomas Aquinas I was immediately impressed at finding dear William to be a Thomist. Wonderful! Well done Eco! Now, about the story... I loved it, I read while I ought to have slept, I read while I ate, I read while I walked on the treadmill… Read more
Rounders (Widescreen) [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Matt Damon
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought, May 12 2004
Upon seeing the preview for this the first time, I assumed it was destined to be your typical mediocre redemption dramas with so-and-so saving so-and-so from this-or-that big bad guy. Ok, so that's basically it but it is deeper.
Matt Damon does a fine job as the law student who swore off the game he loved as a promise to his girlfriend. Then upon the release of his buddy, Worm, from jail, all that gradually changes.
Woe are those gambling addicts who take their snake-in-grass pals to poker joints and expect to make it out in one piece.
Not much can be said about this film except that it tends to be a wee bit underrated. If I were you I would see it. It really is worth the… Read more