Lleu Christopher

London, 2006
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (403 of 422)
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Birthday: 27 Sep
In My Own Words:
I'm a writer and amateur philosopher, sociologist and all-around fringe dweller. Among other things, I've written a metaphysical fantasy called The Stone of Alexandria. Please visit my Amazon Author Page (see my website listing in this profile).

My interests (aside from books) include Western and Eastern mysticism, movies, travel and tai chi.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 777,042 - Total Helpful Votes: 403 of 422
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Into the Land of Faerie, 14 July 2008
I only recently discovered the writings of Neil Gaiman and am glad to add him to my list of favorite modern fantasy authors. I listened to the audio version of Stardust, which was narrated by Gaiman himself. While I'm a fan of audio books in general, I think a tale like this is especially appropriate to listen to, as it evokes the distant past of folk tales that predate the widespread use of written language. I have not seen the movie which recently came out, and, from what I've heard, am not anxious to see it. It sounds like a typical Hollywood approach. I read in a review of the movie that Robert Deniro plays the captain of a pirate ship who likes to dress in women's clothes. While the… Read more
Paris, Je T'aime [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Marianne Faithfull
Paris, Je T'aime [DVD] DVD ~ Marianne Faithfull
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic odes to Paris, 14 July 2008
I am not usually a fan of short films, but Paris Je T'aime is a surprisingly good collection of *very* short (about five minutes each!) films about life in Paris. There are eighteen films in all, and, predictably enough, some are better than others. Yet the overall quality was very good, and a few were outstanding. Most of them have something to do with romance or love, but other than that the collection is diverse. There is comedy, tragedy and even horror. Most of these films manage to actually tell complete stories in a mere five minutes.

I especially enjoyed Steve Buscemi (in a non-speaking role) as a pathetic tourist who makes the mistake of staring at an arguing couple in a… Read more
Chicago 10 [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NT&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeffrey Wright
Chicago 10 is an unconventional film that is not only about the counterculture of the late 1960s, but an attempt to personify the chaotic spirit of that era. Brett Morgen's quasi-documentary alternates between actual footage of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and cartoon versions of the events, with voices by well known actors, including Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider and Nick Nolte. The cartoon sequences not only accentuate the absurdist tactics of the yippie protesters, but transform what might otherwise be an interesting but conventional documentary into something multifacted and completely original.

Chicago 10 is not, nor does it pretend to be, any kind of… Read more