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The Saint [DVD] [1997]
The Saint [DVD] [1997]
Dvd ~ Val Kilmer
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4.0 out of 5 stars Saintly it is not..., 29 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: The Saint [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
This is a very strange film about a very unusual saint. This saint is neither a saint nor a hero, but merely an unprincipled young man who robs and seduces for money, under the rather thin excuse that he had an unpleasant childhood as an orphan in China. Didn't we all? Nevertheless, your unsaintly critic managed to suspend his disbelief for a very pleasantly entertaining hour or two, to forget any notion of critical acumen as wholly inapplicable to this wonderfully implausible Hollywood extravaganza, and to sit back and enjoy the ride. Thrill to the beautiful and breathless Elisabeth Shue, the true saint of the story, an impossibly naive scientist who has discovered the secret of how to energise the entire world from a bucket of water! Marvel as she exchanges her virginally white laboratory overall for the seductive leather of the professional spy! Wonder at the villainy of the professional villains, who are about to take over Mother Russia and return it to the days of Ivan the Terrible! Gasp at the variety of disguises of ... Enough. It's a film. I enjoyed it. So will you. And if you don't, the Saint will come and haunt you, in the guise of your old history teacher...


Le Samourai [DVD] [1967]
Le Samourai [DVD] [1967]
Dvd ~ Alain Delon
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Mr Delon: Carry on Killing, 29 Mar. 2013
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This is a truly remarkable film, which makes one almost sympathetic to the cold, callous, feelingless Alain Delon, whose task is to murder for money. It is the true film noir, in which we watch in helpless fascination whilst the unsmiling and fastidious assassin kills on demand, to return to his soulless, undecorated apartment with its lonely budgerigar and endless supply of bottled water. The film is all atmosphere, and yet the detail is gripping and the characterisation superb: the chief of police who is determined to track down his elusive suspect is a work of art in himself! Watch it, enjoy it, and don't worry about the message: this is not really the code of the samurai brought to life, but a French improvement on the Hoillywood gangster movie, by a master of his art - who renamed himself after Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick! What more could one ask? Well done, the French. Your artless samourai critic adjusts his fedora, informs Mademoiselle Natalie Delon that he no longer needs her, and goes out in search of his destiny, armed only with a huge collection of skeleton keys and an encyclopeodiac knowledge of the metro...


Gift of Tears: A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement Counselling
Gift of Tears: A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Practical Approach to Loss and Bereavement Counselling
by Susan Lendrum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful guide, 29 Mar. 2013
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This is a thoughtful, carefully written book on a difficult and challenging topic: how to help people who have been bereaved.
An impossible task, one might say; and yet The Gift of Tears is full of useful analysis and advice.
The authors remain as objective as possible in an area which challenges our most fundamental beliefs and assumptions,
and provide real-life examples to back up their theoretical insights.
This book is recommended by CRUSE, a national charity which was set up to help the bereaved; and one can see why.


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