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Book: Amsterdam

September 28, 2010

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Amsterdam Author: Ian McEwan (1998) jusco’s Rating: ★★1/2 Having only read one other book by Ian McEwan prior to this (Atonement: read my review of it here), I was unsure of what to expect from Amsterdam. I had chosen it as the next Ian McEwan novel to read, solely based on the fact that it […]

Music: Kyte

September 27, 2010

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Kyte Artist: Kyte (2008) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★ How to describe Kyte? Maybe a mixture of Sigur Rós and The Postal Service, but ultimately creates a wholly original and unique sound. An indie electro pop group (it can even be considered as post-rock) hailing from the UK, their experimentation with grandiose ambient music produces a pleasing […]

Book: God’s Gift to Women: Discovering the Lost Greatness of Masculinity

September 26, 2010

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    God’s Gift to Women: Discovering the Lost Greatness of Masculinity Author: Eric Ludy (2003) jusco’s Rating: ★★ I was disappointed by this book by Eric Ludy. Don’t get me wrong. I think he has a lot of good things to say and his more well-known book, When God Writes Your Love Story, co-written […]

Film: Children of Men

September 25, 2010

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Children of Men Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (2006) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ This is a powerful film. It is not a film to be watched lightly; in fact, you can consider it as disturbing as George Orwell’s 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The commonality between the three works? All portray a futuristic dystopian society […]

Book: Atonement

September 19, 2010

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Atonement Author: Ian McEwan (2001) jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 “She was on course now, and had found satisfaction on other levels; writing stories not only involved secrecy, it also gave her all the pleasures of miniaturization. A world could be made in five pages, and one that was more pleasing than a model farm. The childhood […]

Film: Michael Jackson’s This Is It

September 19, 2010

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Michael Jackson’s This Is It Directed by Kenny Ortega (2009) jusco’s Rating: ★★★1/2 I was relaxing in a hotel right in the heart of New York’s Times Square the very day Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. Needless to say, I was shocked. And I was not the only one: the entire Times Square […]

Film: El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth)

September 18, 2010

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El laberinto del fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) Directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ I’ll kick off with a review of del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, a more-than-worthy film to begin with. I was hesitant to watch it with high expectations despite hearing nothing but rave reviews, lest I end up disappointed, but I was […]