René Daumal

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (244 of 260)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 849,240 - Total Helpful Votes: 244 of 260
HP VX404AA#ABB Notebook Mini Sleeve - Red by HP
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I bought this for my HP Mini 210 and it's a very snug fit. The lining inside is soft and furry and the zip is lined on the inside so you don't scratch your netbook with it. I've had it a few months now with no problems; the pockets on the outside are pointless, but they don't add anything to the bulk.

My girlfriend has the same netbook but bought the generic Belkin case, which is a loose fit and not of such high quality - I'm glad I spent a bit extra on the bespoke HP one. And of course, most importantly, the colour coordinates perfectly!
Certified Copy [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Juliette Binoche
Certified Copy [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Juliette Binoche
24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tuscan Paradox, 12 Dec 2010
Kiarostami's first film in Europe unravels the shifting ambiguities in the relationship between its two main characters, played by Juliette Binoche and William Shimell. What might on the face of it appear to be a pedestrian, predictable, and frankly middle-aged character piece turns out to be a nuanced and absorbing reflection on our self perception and its interplay with those closest to us.

Though little actually takes place in the film, the scenes which follow their conversations over the course of an afternoon are kept taut by the masterful script and its interpretation at the hands of Binoche and Shimell. Dramatic tension is maintained throughout by the uncertain status of… Read more
Close Up [DVD] [2007] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hossain Sabzian
Close Up [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Hossain Sabzian
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Close Up, 7 April 2008
Kiarostami's Close Up lingers between documentary, pseudo-documentary and reenactment of an extraordinary real life case of a man impersonating a famous Iranian director to win the respect of a middle class family.

Doubtless a remarkable achievement, Close Up should nevertheless be placed on the 'challenging' rather than 'entertaining' pile. The short but waffling analysis given by Geoff Andrew is telling for its quote of Godard: 'Film began with D. W. Griffiths and ended with Abbas Kiarostami.' - much of the appeal is academic, and without learning a lot about the film beforehand you may find it does not live up to the superlative criticism on the cover.

Thankfully,… Read more

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