Anna Costin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (9 of 14)


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Intimacy [DVD] [2001] <b>DVD</b> ~ Mark Rylance
Intimacy [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Mark Rylance
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 30 July 2013
Nothing like Kureishi's novel, a real disappointment, boring, depressing, low quality cinematography, lots of graphic sex but that's not enough to make this worth seeing.
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Pace picks up, 30 July 2013
I found it somewhat slow at first, quickly picked up, slumped a bit in the middle, then picked up pace increasingly in the last third or so, so much that I barely put it down for this last part, a real page turner! The ending was somewhat of an anti-climax in the sense it was not as dramatic as it could have been, and as with Restless, the protagonist never gets to entirely escape the damage inflicted upon him by malevolent others.
Caramel [DVD] (2007) <b>DVD</b> ~ Nadine Labaki
Caramel [DVD] (2007) DVD ~ Nadine Labaki
Not the usual war / terrorism Lebanon set film, but a look at the lives of a group of women in a Beirut beauty salon. As director and lead Nadine Labaki writes at the end, this is 'to my Lebanon' not the one usually portrayed as a perpetual war zone. Funny and moving.