Ian Hunter

Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,806
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (301 of 378)
In My Own Words:
I remain embedded in cyber-space hence there is no picture to be shared. Anonymity is important in this context. My reviews (now 101) are offered to share (hopefully creative) insights to things I have seen or read.

In movies and (occasionally) books: sensuality, in all its (intelligent) guises. Eroticism, including from the female perspective (to counter male hypocrisy on the subject). Political thrillers with a measure of focused violence. The British army.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,806 - Total Helpful Votes: 301 of 378
Ghosts By Daylight: A Memoir of War and Love by Janine di Giovanni
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A moving story, 22 Oct 2011
Through a loosely told chronology, the story flits between present realities and past memories. Both are littered with the horror of war; the civil kind. In essence though, it is about two people caught up in the journalism of war and other conflicts. It's hard enough to be normal in such circumstances. When love enters the picture, it is a wonder that such emotion erupts at all, let alone survives. This story is therefore about such a thing; love in the midst of war and conflict. It is a moving story. I found the structure of the writing slightly irritating; the oscillation between the present and the past. For that reason alone, four stars.

Ian Hunter.
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Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday [DVD] [1999] [Region &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Élodie Bouchez
2.0 out of 5 stars A curious film, 13 Oct 2011
It opens in club-land; flashing lights and writhing bodies. The protagonists work in a hospital, in the morgue. An event takes place that sets off a chain of responses; one, stunningly surprising. To mention the event would give the entire plot away. The plot becomes divergent. Weird things start happening. I continued watching, wondering what the point might be. It's certainly complicated. Club-land returns. More unfathomable stuff follows and then... It's a curious film on which the point was certainly missed by me.

Ian Hunter.
Author of `e-Love'.
Torremolinos 73 [DVD] (2003) <b>DVD</b> ~ Javier Cámara
Torremolinos 73 [DVD] (2003) DVD ~ Javier Cámara
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another bleak urban scene to open matters; bleaker still because he is selling encyclopaedias of the History of Spain (with the inducement of a free statuette), door-to-door, in an apartment block of many. There is no working lift so he climbs many floors, lugging his wares. He returns to his own apartment, soaked by the rain, is confronted by his landlady; his rent is three months in arrears. It's misery. He enters his apartment and another dimension to his existence presents itself.

Sales are plummeting for encyclopaedias. In Scandinavia, sales are rocketing for An Audio-visual Encyclopaedia of Human Reproduction. The company owner wants to make a Spanish version. Employees are… Read more