Mr. M. Wyse

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (47 of 67)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,330,813 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 67
Pan' E Pomodor - My Passage to Puglia by Ian R McEwan
6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars "Easy passage to Puglia", 21 July 2008
You actually feel little for the author and his wife. There is no sense of real adventure or challenge in what they are doing. Her family lives in Vico. She speaks Italian. The author himself rarely needs to reference an Italian phase book to communicate. The setting is also misleading. Although Vico is set inland in the Gargano, there is no mention to the fact that the area is one big tourist trap and not as remote as Ian would make it seem. What is obvious is that both didn't bother researching buying a property abroad, not only in Italy but their botched attempts at buying in France. Anyone thinking about "living the dream" would be best spent reading one of the many "Buying a Property… Read more
Liars And Prayers ~ Thalia Zedek
Liars And Prayers ~ Thalia Zedek
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
With Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek created a distinctive avant-blues howl with their band Come but Zedek's solo career, however, has been a considerably quieter and more acoustic-driven sound. Her dark confessional song-writing reminds me of Nick Cave without being too gothic, and musically this could easily be a bad seeds record. Yet still so distinctive. Both beautiful and horrific. Gone are Brokow's guitar rushes and soaring riffs, replaced with a saloon style piano and violin. Quiet or loud this is one of the year's most intense and fiercely passionate albums.
Reeker [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Devon Gummersall
Reeker [DVD] DVD ~ Devon Gummersall
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This one was over within the first few minutes. Soon as the car crash happens the signs are all there. If you've seen Dead End you won't believe what you're seeing. At least Dead End had its tongue firmly inserted into its cheek. The Director has defended this film saying he wasn't aware of Dead End. That aside, the film is week, with little scares and tired looking effects. The more this film goes on the more obvious it becomes. Avoid.

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