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I Am Love [DVD] (2009) <b>DVD</b> ~ Tilda Swinton
I Am Love [DVD] (2009) DVD ~ Tilda Swinton
47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
This is a truly wonderful piece of cinema. It is an ambitious film which draws its characters' emotions in bold strokes , and makes use of a wider range of cinematic techniques to reflect them. Some criticise it for this saying that the end result does not work, but I find its energy and courage utterly engaging.

Emma Recchi is a woman whose elegant life is lived in emotional limbo - the film charts her emotional reawakening. Tilda Swinton's portrayal of her is complex and surprising. She is not set up as a victim waiting to be saved, but a woman who has been unintentionally hemmed in by her choices. She is supported by a fine cast.

I disagree fundamentally with the… Read more
The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982 by Joyce Carol Oates
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The mind of the author, 31 Mar 2008
A valuable insight into the life of this brilliant and private writer - covering ten years which see her privacy and day to day life being challenged by her growing success and public profile. Her journal entries (or certainly the edited extracts) give considerable insight into her creative process, and sheds light on her prolific output. Not to be missed!
Staywell/ Petsafe Infra-Red 4-Way Locking Deluxe C&hellip by PetSafe
78 of 81 people found the following review helpful
I recently acquired one of these flaps as a local stray tom cat was getting in, eating all my cat's food and generally terrorising her. At the time we had an old, magnetic flap which didn't close properly all of the time, enabling him to get through it.

It proved to be a complete waste of money. the sensitivity of the infra-red meant that if my cat was anywhere near the flap (as she regularly was, keeping an eye out for the intruder) the lock went down and he was able to enter, freely. Even when we tried locking it at night, the cat was still able to force his way through it. Utterly useless, we were bet off with the now-and-then entry the old magnetic one allowed… Read more