Elspeth Fahey

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (241 of 263)
Location: Darkest Wales
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,639,822 - Total Helpful Votes: 241 of 263
Addicted To Love [DVD] [1997] <b>DVD</b> ~ Meg Ryan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As the title of this review indicates, this is one of the lessons they don't teach in school, and this is precisely what the film explores. Once the realization has been made that there is no way to return to the way things were, then the anger sets in and the bar is continually raised by the two protagonists on ways to exact vengeance, to entertaining - and possibly cathartic - effect for the viewer.

It is wittily written, smoothly directed and edited, lovely to look at and features a camera obscura. It is also one of the most European films I have ever seen come out of America - definitely to its credit. It is dark and light in all the right places and the actors (particularly… Read more
Until The End Of The World [DVD] [1991] [1992] <b>DVD</b> ~ William Hurt
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Obsessive Dream, 3 Sep 2008
At its core, this is a film about the sometimes-destructive nature of obsession - the central character's obsession with the object of her desire, her former lover's obsession with quantifying their relationship, the obsession of bounty hunters with their quarry, the obsession of a son's desperate hope for his father's approval and that father's obsession with cutting-edge science taking precedence over any interpersonal considerations - with the exception of his obsessive love for his wife. This film is an epic, dream-like study of the human cost of all-consuming passion.

It's also a lot of fun. Wim Wenders was smart enough to place the timeline of events in this film no more… Read more
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Few authors ever attempt what Ms Gregory has managed to accomplish in The Boleyn Inheritance - three first-person, interwoven accounts from the periphery of the Tudor story: the little-known Anne of Cleves, the complete train wreck that was Catherine Howard and - most delightfully to me - a riveting portrayal of Jane Parker from "The Other Boleyn Girl.

Jane was one of the characters from the earlier book who despite being repeatedly described by the major characters as utterly repellent still fascinated me and in The Boleyn Inheritance Ms Gregory does not disappoint. Jane is revealed to be intelligent, astute and in perpetual mourning for her husband George Boleyn. She is also at… Read more

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