Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Product info (from Goodreads): It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Fourth Kind directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi

Product info:  A  mockumentary, allegedly based on real events occurring in Nome, Alaska in 2000. A recently widowed psychologist Dr. Abigail Emily “Abbey” Tyler (Milla Jovovich/ Charlotte Milchard) uses hypnosis to uncover memories from her patients of alien abduction, and finds evidence suggesting that … Continue reading

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Spies of the Balkans (Nigth Soldiers 11) by Alan Furst

Product info (from Goodreads): Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece–the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama … Continue reading

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Movie review: Control (Kontroll, 2003) directed by Nimrod Antal

Product info: Bulcsú (Sándor Csányi) is a metro ticket inspector working in the underground transit system in Budapest. His job consists of ensuring commuters have paid to ride the train. Simple? Not really. Try to explain an idea of paying … Continue reading

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Movie review: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) by Jim Jarmusch

Product info: Married for centuries and now living half a world apart for reason or reasons unknown, two vampires wake as the sun goes down. Adam (Tom Hiddleston) sits holding a lute in his cluttered Detroit Victorian, as Eve (Tilda Swinton) wakes up … Continue reading

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