Perhaps I’m used to watching films where transsexuals are portrayed as a funny and amusing people, maybe this is why watching Bree (Felicity Huffman) felt like such a downer. The performances were top notch and the film even had the appropriate eye-candy (Kevin Zegers) in the role of Tobey. The film explored various levels of love, mostly the father-son role. Although the materialistic person in me was far more interested in the gratuitous naked shots of Zeger’s hot body.
1 star out of 5
This film is fucking brilliant, in every way possible. The film narrates the lives of two writers who divorce and end up having joint custody of their two sons. The lives of all the members will never be the same. The younger son manifests a fixation for masturbation and drinking beer while the older son becomes more and more egocentric and pretentious as time goes by. The best part of the film is the fight between father and the younger son, where the father can’t see what his wife sees in her new conquest, a tennis instructor.
“What does your mother see in that man, he’s a Philistine.”
“Dad, what’s a Philistine?”
“Someone who doesn’t read books and doesn’t like good films.”
“Dad, I think I may be a Philistine too.”
“Don’t you dare say that! You’re NOT a Philistine.”
A look into the world of intellectuals, you’ll soon learn that the worst thing that could ever happen to you is marry a writer.
4 stars out of 5
Title:Uno a Testa
Have you ever wished you could kill someone? In the Commercial Republic, it’s only a question of who. This is the premise that the novel suggests. The novel begins with the law of “one bullet for each person” has just come into vigor. Each person in the Commercial Republic is given the opportunity to kill anyone of their choice without having to pay the consequences. The protagonist, Sean, a research scientist, is appalled by such a law, while his long-time girlfriend Jackie, accepts the law without much questioning.
The book has an Orwellian echo to it, as the sense of government control and fear grabs the reader from the very first page. While the reader is caught into Sean’s uncanny fixation with wanting to break down the system, you can’t help but to secretly hope for a revolution to arise.
The book ends with an unexpected twist, but leaves you with the creepy feeling of the notion, what would you do if you were in Sean’s place? Taken your bullet for granted or opposed the law? This is the best book of 2006.
This is a poetry collection that reflects the personal journey of the author. Some of the poems were written while the author was still an adolescent, trying to come to terms with her internal angst as well as external factors. Some of her more memorable poems are: Dreams, Somewhere Down Deep Below, Tear-Shined Eyes, and Pain. Although the author does a great job in capturing her sense of pain and hardship, beginning the book with a prologue that explains her endeavors wasn’t really necessary, as the reader tends to see the poems as her own, and not feel like he/she can relate to them. The remarkable trait about this poetry collection explores various poem-structures which isn’t something common amongst modern poets.
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