Bardo Boy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (38 of 42)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 27,506 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 42
Road to Love [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Karim Tarek
5.0 out of 5 stars Vermeer with a camcorder?, 11 April 2014
This is a remarkable film by French director Remi Lange. Famous for filming his own coming out and the director of several films and shorts mainly dealing with aspects of gay identity. This beautiful story is loaded with love and the dance of courtship, literally and metaphorically. It is a film that probably transcends it's genre (although it received awards from a number of LGBT film festivals when it was released over 12 years ago). Up till now there's no U.K. release which is a shame.

The plot is simple and as old as the hills charting the course of a love affair from first meeting to the moment it may be consummated. The sub-plot is the lives of the subjects of the… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Bliss, 11 Jan 2014
The 60 or so rope twists come in two bundles in a lovely high quality handmade Lokta paper box that would be a nice gift in itself. The handmade twists are a common form of incense in Nepal often people make their own sometimes without incense just to make purifying smoke. These though are the best quality with an earthy sweet blend of incense powder.

The incense contained in the rope twists is a really deeply scented powder of some quality. The small 6 cm twists of paper burn for about 10-15 minutes and release fragrance intensity similar to burning loose incense on a charcoal disc - but without the hassle, mess and fire hazard! Being paper they light easily unlike almost… Read more
Thirst for Love (Twentieth Century Classics Paperb&hellip by Yukio Mishima
5.0 out of 5 stars Excoriating, 10 Jan 2014
The title 'Thirst for Love' may suggest to some minds a thirst that can, and maybe will, be satiated. This novel though is a study in the insatiability of desire. It reflects the thought that 'thirst' or 'desire' is a pathological component of the human condition. The book describes characters experiencing, exploitation, abandonment, sublimation, avoidance, humiliation, infidelity and Etsuko's solution. What Mishima has created is a fable of the ways human beings seek to respond to desire's siren call.

Etsuko, his central character's desire has been frustrated by her circumstances throughout her life and Mishima dissects with precision her attempts to find love. As someone… Read more